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  • “Safety Lights Are for Dudes”

    • Oct 3, 2018
    • Kelly J. Baker
    Recently, my children asked to watch the original Ghostbusters (1984) because they both love the Ghostbusters reboot from two years ago. My kids re...
  • Facing Their Fears: Helping Students Overcome the “College Fear Factor”

    • Oct 3, 2018
    • Karen Costa
    There is a popular belief in higher education that goes something like this: If students are not succeeding in college, it is due to their own lack...
  • Find the Middle Lane

    • Oct 3, 2018
    • Katie Rose Guest Pryal
    I write about mental health on the internet. I do this writing to help destigmatize mental illness and also to help those who are like me live bett...
  • Teaching Beyond the Classroom

    • Sep 7, 2018
    • Kelly J. Baker
    Almost two months ago, one of my former students emailed me to tell me how much my class—Apocalypses and American Religions—meant to him. It was a ...
  • Pasquerella Brings Insight to AAC&U Presidency

    • Sep 7, 2018
    • Lois Elfman
    Now in her third year as president of the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U), Dr. Lynn Pasquerella brings not only an outstand...
  • A Home for New Beginnings

    • Sep 7, 2018
    • Mary Lou Santovec
    The stories of Native Americans taught in history books are generally incomplete or full of half‐truths and myths. Shana Harming plans to right som...
  • Fight Racism or Be Complicit

    • Aug 1, 2018
    • Kelly J. Baker
    In early July, NPR reported that the Trump administration rescinded Obama administration guidance “that encouraged schools and colleges to promote ...
  • The New Job Search: Five Rules for Success

    • Aug 1, 2018
    • Karen Costa
    A few months ago, I engaged in a job search that left me wondering which rules had changed and which remained the same. Here's one example: when I ...
  • Held Accountable: An Interview with Andrea Pino

    • Aug 1, 2018
    • Katie Rose Guest Pryal
    On June 25, 2018, Andrea Pino , a first‐generation, queer, Cuban‐American college student who graduated from the University of North Carolina at Ch...
  • Women Writers Share Their Wisdom

    • Jul 5, 2018
    • Karen Costa
    In the June issue of WIHE , I wrote an article about how to start a writing practice this summer. In part two of this special series, I've collecte...
  • Social Listening With Liz Gross of Campus Sonar

    • Jul 5, 2018
    • Amma Marfo
    “I think that's a problem you could solve.” That statement, shared with Campus Sonar founder Liz Gross as she described a challenge she'd come acro...
  • Me Too, Me Too, #MeToo

    • Jul 5, 2018
    • Kelly J. Baker
    People keep asking me when I am going to write about #MeToo. They ask if I wrote about #MeToo in my recent book, Sexism Ed , but I didn't. They ask...
  • Quit Lit is About Labor Conditions

    • Jun 7, 2018
    • Katie Rose Guest Pryal
    The dismal state of the academic labor market has been critiqued for years at this point. Those of us who began our doctorates before contingent la...
  • The Legacy of Black Literature

    • Jun 7, 2018
    • Lois Elfman
    Giving the work of black writers exposure and sharing that literature has been a huge part of Dr. Brenda M. Greene 's life and career. A professor ...
  • Pursuing Happiness for All Women

    • Jun 7, 2018
    • Kelly J. Baker
    “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” appear in the U.S. Declaration of Independence as “unalienable Rights,” the kind of rights that are su...
  • Retirement Planning: Focus on Life, Not Just the Money

    • May 6, 2018
    • Doris Green
    Retirement is about more than the numbers. Most women in higher education have kept abreast of their pension accounts and considered when to take S...
  • Panel Tackles Issues of Sexism, Misogyny and Patriarchy

    • May 6, 2018
    • Lois Elfman
    These conversations, particularly around #MeToo and patriarchy, are important because we really need to consider what the steps are toward equity.
  • Difficult Girls, Difficult Women

    • May 6, 2018
    • Kelly J. Baker
    “I wish I were easygoing,” I say to my partner, as he drives our ancient, lumbering SUV, with a camper in tow, to the beach for spring break. It’s ...
  • Bringing Movement & Contemplation Into the Classroom

    • Apr 4, 2018
    • Karen Costa
    Stephanie Briggs likes to move, and when she does, it's often to pave her own way. Briggs' higher education journey began at Howard University DC; ...
  • The Gender Politics of White Supremacy

    • Apr 4, 2018
    • Kelly J. Baker
    There was much media attention given to the Women's March on Washington in 2017 and the local marches across the nation and the globe. Over a year ...