Found 70 articles

  • 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 labor became the norm, back when t…
  • 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 of English at Medgar Evers Colle…
  • 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 supposed to be inherent and undeni…
  • 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 Social Security benefits. But few…
  • 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 a chilly day, but the sun is shi…
  • 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; she was one of the first members…
  • 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 and few months ago, over 3 milli…
  • Black Women's Activism, Past & Present

    • Apr 4, 2018
    • Amma Marfo
    When Dr. Keisha Blain signed the contract to release her first book, Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Struggle for Freedom (2018), she had no idea of the wor…
  • How Institutions Handle Atrocities Can Change the World—Or Not

    • Feb 27, 2018
    • Katie Rose Guest Pryal
    It seems now that every few months there's another horrifying sexual assault scandal at a university. The latest, of course, is Michigan State University's complicity in the abuse…
  • Taking a Moment for Empathy

    • Feb 27, 2018
    • Kelly J. Baker
    It was the tentative knock on my office door that made me realize something was wrong. It wasn't quite time for office hours, and students rarely showed up at the listed time beca…
  • Business Scholar Leads Students and Companies to Embrace Diversity

    • Feb 27, 2018
    • Lois Elfman
    An assistant professor of management in the School of Business & Industry at Florida A&M University and a sought-after consultant for businesses, Dr. Atira Charles brings real-wor…
  • On Clothes and Class Anxiety

    • Feb 3, 2018
    • Kelly J. Baker
    Sitting in a home economics class in the sixth grade was the first time I realized that the clothes I wore were a problem. Our class was between projects; we'd already learned how…
  • Rutgers Develops the Next Generation of Educators

    • Feb 3, 2018
    • Lois Elfman
    With the goal of training teachers truly equipped to teach in urban schools, the Graduate School of Education (GSE) at Rutgers University NJ has introduced the GSE Urban and Socia…
  • Queer Vulnerability in Academia

    • Feb 3, 2018
    • Jessie Daniels
    In 2000, I left my tenure-track job for love, or so I thought. When love, or whatever it was, fell apart, I was homeless. Part of why I was vulnerable is because I am queer. Relat…
  • Sexual Harassment in Higher Ed

    • Jan 4, 2018
    • Katie Rose Guest Pryal
    This is the third piece in a series about activism in higher education. College campuses have always been a place of activism in its many forms. In this series, I ask: Who can par…
  • Seeking Politics of Liberation

    • Jan 4, 2018
    • Kelly J. Baker
    In November 2017, I—along with more than 2,500 other attendees—showed up for the annual conference of the National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) in Baltimore, MD. It was my f…
  • Exploring Imagine PhD

    • Jan 4, 2018
    • Karen Costa
    I am definitely a child of a new era, where a career is not a lifelong commitment but rather a continuous opportunity to seek new challenges and to entertain my talents. In truth,…
  • Ithaca College President Shirley M. Collado's BOLD Vision

    • Nov 29, 2017
    • Lois Elfman
    When Dr. Shirley M. Collado became president of Ithaca College NY on July 1, she brought her experience in student and faculty development, vision for strategic planning and a com…
  • Tomisha Brock Strikes Up the Band

    • Nov 29, 2017
    • Mary Lou Santovec
    When you're down so far, the only place to go is up. Tomisha Brock knows the situation well. Brock joined Clark Atlanta University GA early this year as the first female director …