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May 17, 2022
Paola Rodriguez has always been geared towards justice and helping others. She just wasn’t sure which of her many passions…
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May 16, 2022
For Sarah Naizer, UT Austin is part of a family legacy, but pursuing social work was a choice all her…
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March 29, 2022
The Steve Hicks School of Social Work’s Master’s in Social Work program has received a 7th place ranking, tying with…
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March 1, 2022
It’s nighttime in South Africa, but Dominique McGaha, a Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) student, is not winding…
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