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May 2, 2012
Franklin Pierce University is pleased that student Michael Ulloa took the initiative to create a video for the It Gets Better Project. Michael had this to say about the Project:
I first became interested in making a video for the It Gets Better Project during September of 2011, after viewing several university-wide videos from other schools. Filming officially began on February 13, 2012, after making my first interview appointments with both the provost and the president. After working closely with the Depot in the Fitzwater Center, for frequent use of tripods and, later, edit suites, I completed the video on April 24th. I met my goal of having the video ready by the end of the semester, and thank Professor Heather Tullio for being so supportive on the logistical and editing fronts. As a video that I produced, filmed, and edited myself, I am very proud that Franklin Pierce University’s various faculty and staff were so willing to contribute to this important project.
The It Gets Better Project originated in September 2010 when, (per their website):
Syndicated columnist and author Dan Savage created a YouTube video with his partner Terry Miller to inspire hope for young people facing harassment. In response to a number of students taking their own lives after being bullied in school, they wanted to create a personal way for supporters everywhere to tell LGBT youth that, yes, it does indeed get better. The It Gets Better Project™ has become a worldwide movement, inspiring more than 40,000 user-created videos viewed more than 40 million times.
Franklin Pierce University thanks Michael Ulloa for his fine work, and encourages website visitors to watch the video.
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Franklin Pierce University is a regionally accredited university grounded in the liberal arts, with a focus on personal attention and high-quality instruction. The University consists of the College at Rindge and the College of Graduate & Professional Studies with locations in Arizona and throughout New Hampshire. Degrees are offered through the doctoral level. The institutional mission embraces an education that matters: one that achieves academic success through the integration of liberal arts and professional programs. Our community of educators and learners creates an environment that fosters intellectual curiosity and encourages experiential and applied learning. A Franklin Pierce experience enables each student to discover and fulfill his or her own unique potential. We prepare students to become confident, knowledgeable individuals and leaders of conscience.