Found 58 articles

  • 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 …
  • Stalled Progress for Women at Work

    • Nov 29, 2017
    • Kelly J. Baker
    Take a moment to really consider this: If women make up 10% of the leadership positions, men feel like their workplace has achieved gender diversity.
  • Opting In: Managing Dangerous Material and Harm in the Classroom

    • Oct 30, 2017
    • Katherine Anderson Howell and Christiana Miller
    By Katherine Howell Anderson and Christiana Miller In Teaching Literature (2002), Elaine Showalter argues that college instructors can forget that students may not examine texts f…
  • It's OK to Drop the Ball

    • Oct 30, 2017
    • Amma Marfo
    I had incredibly high hopes for Tiffany Dufu's Drop the Ball: Achieve More by Doing Less (2017). Dufu, a launch team member for the Lean In initiative and chief leadership officer…
  • #DearBetsy, Leave Title IX Alone

    • Oct 30, 2017
    • Kelly J. Baker
    I can’t read her letter without a fear that schools will move backward on how to manage and adjudicate sexual assault on campus.
  • Affirmative Action and the Fight for the Status Quo

    • Sep 29, 2017
    • Katie Rose Guest Pryal
    In August of this year, the debate over affirmative action in higher education returned, once again, to the fore. The New York Times published an article based on an internal Just…
  • Military-Connected Students Find Welcoming Environment at Temple University

    • Sep 29, 2017
    • Lois Elfman
    Temple University PA offers veterans, active-duty military and reservists as well as their dependents and survivors a strong support system to navigate the landscape of higher edu…
  • Furious, But Frightened

    • Sep 29, 2017
    • Kelly J. Baker
    When I get threats like this, I wonder if writing about white supremacy or sexism is worth it.
  • Necessary Unruliness

    • Aug 31, 2017
    • Kelly J. Baker
    To be unruly is risky because you are shaking the foundations. You are questioning patriarchy.
  • Expansive LGBTQ Collection Provides New Research Opportunities

    • Aug 31, 2017
    • Lois Elfman
    Shepard: “This collection offers a remarkably diverse..range of materials exploring the margins of 20th-century American gender and sexuality."
  • Getting Emotional with Dr. Sarah Rose Cavanagh

    • Aug 31, 2017
    • Karen Costa
    Cavanagh: “Students aren’t going to learn if they don’t care.”
  • Taking a Digital Break

    • Aug 1, 2017
    • Kelly J. Baker
    Mostly, I'm tired of people on the internet telling me what to care about or what supposedly distracts me.
  • Step Chronicles the Road to Higher Ed for Inner-City Girls in Baltimore

    • Aug 1, 2017
    • Lois Elfman
    Dofat: “We can’t give up on any students who want to continue their education.”