SSP Academic Journals

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SSP Annual Journal

Arianna Unger and Susan Wilson SPring 17

Welcome to the Spring 2017 Student-Scholar Journal!

In the spirit of being well-rounded and informed citizens of our world, the SSP has been looking at the past and present – with a goal of creating a better tomorrow. Whether examining groundbreaking women’s contributions in history and modern day life, or examining varying important subjects such as religion, literature, gender and age expectations, business, music, relationships or creativity – the SSP has hosted partnerships with a common theme of exploring the world around us and examining some of its intricacies.

An ethic of working together and learning from each other is integral to the SSP. Projects are selected based on subject AND based on what knowledge/benefits the Scholar can offer the student. We are so much more than just a work experience – the journey is as important as the destination. We strive to differentiate ourselves from other working experiences by stressing the mentoring and collaboration that is part of each and every partnership. This work helps us to understand the world around us, and inspires us to think more critically about current pressing issues.

As  our past Director looked back on her career of over twenty years in higher education, she truly believed this kind of experience should be enjoyed by ALL Brandeis undergraduates. The mentoring relationships, professional knowledge and personal growth of both parties is a key hallmark of SSP – and is fundamental in building a well-rounded Brandeis Undergraduate.
To an enlightened tomorrow for us all -
Kristen Mullin, Program Coordinator, Student-Scholar Partnership


The SSP created its first academic journal during the 2007-08 academic year.  The SSP Journal is a place where information on our work is stored. Our goal is to make this information accessible to others who wish to gain a sense of SSP's mission and see results from the program. 

The annual spring journal consists of writings about the projects of the spring semester, the work involved in each, and the impact the projects will have upon completion. Each essay is written by the student and/or scholar of each project, including a few from the previous Fall semester.

We encourage you to download and read the journals to gain a deeper understanding of the types of relationships the SSP fosters, and to get a sense of some of the groundbreaking and creative work done by our scholars and students.