I’d like to welcome you to the second annual edition of Global Voices, a celebration of the work of DePaul’s multilingual writing community published by the Collaborative for Multilingual Writing and Research (CMWR). The CMWR is a branch of the University Center for Writing-based Learning (UCWbL), and this publication marks the end of our second year of operations.
The CMWR was founded on the belief that linguistic diversity and multilingual writing enrich the academic community. In Global Voices, we endeavor to emphasize how linguistic diversity is an inherent part of DePaul's ethos by showcasing academic and creative works reflecting the linguistic and cultural diversity present in the community.
As editors for Global Voices, the CMWR team continues to be surprised and delighted by the material we are privelaged to review and include. This spring we are excited to share with our readers a diverse range of genres and voices such as a reflective narrative on one international student's experience leaving home for the first time and adjusting to life in a new country, one student's research project into disparities in rural and urban education in China -- published in both English and Chinese, one young man's narrative reflection on a terrifying experience off the coast of Belize, and a stunning collection of photographs from a talented young phtographer -- these and more.
I hope you enjoy this second issue of Global Voices. Look for subsequent issues each spring.
Laura E. Friddle
Coordinator for the Collaborative for Multilingual Writing and Research