In a campus-wide announcement, the University of San Diego proudly highlighted its first student fellow to come out of the campus consortium partnership between the Pulitzer Center and the University's Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies.
As a College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) architecture student, Short will be able to pursue new facets of his academic background through a reporting project that examines the ways in which housing structures impact the lives of migrants and ethnic minorities in Turkey. For Short, this project is an innovative way to try to understand the relationship between people and design. In his words, "This is completely different for me. Instead of looking simply at the architecture, I'll be looking at how the architecture affects the people. I'll be able to see both sides of the argument."
The University of San Diego community is excited to see the work that Short will produce as part of his student fellowship. "Paul Short's recognition as Pulitzer Fellow is a wonderful, well-deserved honor," CAS Dean Noelle Norton said in the announcement. "The college is proud to call him one of our own! With the help of this program, he will be able to put his studies on urban planning to practice working with displaced people in Istanbul."
Read more about Short and the USD/Pulitzer Center partnership, and check back to read installments from Short's project in Turkey.