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Doing the Real Work in Higher Education Amidst Two Pandemics
As we stare down the double barrel of a global pandemic and historic levels of police brutality inflicted upon Black Indigenous People of Color, we are faced with the reality that neither problem is going away. In addition to massive school closures across the country, many disadvantaged groups—Black families in particular—have suffered disproportionately during these turbulent times.
November 6, 2020
Un-Civil Rights: America’s Fear of Diversity in 2020
Have the war protests started? Are your students beginning to wonder about military service and the importance of a draft? Our country’s constitutional crisis seems to be coming to a head as we deal with a president who insists he can do anything he wants.
January 12, 2020
Film Producer Gifts $2 Million to Northwestern University, Establishes Dramatic Writing Professorship
A $2 million gift from the Berlanti Family Foundation will establish a dramatic writing professorship titled the Barbara Berlanti Professorship in Writing for the Screen and Stage at Northwestern University’s School of Communications. The endowed professorship intends to “significantly expand” the school’s writing programs by boosting teaching capacity and creating a curriculum that trains students […]
January 6, 2020
Defining Political Progress
One of the things I love most about writing for Diverse is that it provides an opportunity for me to think through our increasingly complicated political space. Exploring the intersection of politics, pop culture and higher education also provides a platform to align pedagogy with public scholarship. I approach this column as I approach my classroom: my job isn’t to tell people how to think; but to provide them with information that encourages them to think critically and analytically.
April 8, 2019
In Support of Rural Higher Education, Economic Diversity and Democracy
As a community college, our student body is diverse. It reflects the real world. As part of my first year efforts to see our college through our students’ eyes, at the end of last semester, we held a forum where students shared their thoughts on what started as age diversity on campus. The students communicated how much they treasure what we, educators, see as valuable and a unique advantage afforded to them because they are completing the first two years of their undergraduate degree at a community college.
February 5, 2019
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