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Thursday, March 05, 2009

These kids are good: Madison House

I'm watching one of our Public Access channels right now because CavDog was tapped to open a show (the producer shot some video of him on the Downtown Mall this morning) and one of the guests is from Madison House, which is something I haven't mentioned on the blog this year. Madison House is our volunteer clearinghouse, of sorts. Thousands of students are active in this organization, which is student led, with a professional staff of four. The professional staff does not run things. Rather, they train the student leaders early on and support them as they manage the organization. This is yet another example of student self-governance, something that is considered one of UVa's hallmarks.

One of the student directors at Madison House, Stephanie Passman, is a former Office of Admission intern. Stephanie just started a blog to document the service work she's doing this semester. I hope you'll check it out.