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  • Building Resilience: Lessons from Trans* in College

    • Jun 5, 2017
    • Amma Marfo
    Nicolazzo: "The […] thing is not to frame trans* people as facing massive deficits or always needing to catch up to their cisgender peers."
  • The Necessity of Digital Feminism

    • Jun 5, 2017
    • Lois Elfman
    A substantial amount of feminist activism exists in the digital space—online and in social media. Doctoral student Briana Barner thinks it is essential to capture and retain these…
  • Surviving Sexist Workplaces Is Not Enough

    • Jun 5, 2017
    • Kelly J. Baker
    Feminist Fight Club never quite gets to the root of the problem: the workplace is still structured for men's success, not women's.
  • The Work of Activism

    • May 1, 2017
    • Kelly J. Baker
    When I was in graduate school, I was a part of the Tallahassee Equality Action Ministry (TEAM), an interfaith direct action movement that brought together religious organizations …
  • Using Pop Culture to Teach Critical Thinking

    • May 1, 2017
    • Mary Lou Santovec
    Scholars traditionally have had trouble translating their high-level, nuanced thinking to a broader audience, said Dr. Megan Goodwin . Pop culture's flip communication style and l…
  • Five Ways to Respond to Student Shaming

    • May 1, 2017
    • Karen Costa
    In a recent essay , “Can't or Won't: The Culture of Helplessness,” published on Inside Higher Ed , professor Lori Isbell expressed frustration with what she identified as “the cul…
  • Don't Accommodate Me

    • Mar 29, 2017
    • Katie Rose Guest Pryal
    When I was teaching at a university—which I did for 12 years—I never considered seeking disability accommodations. (My disability is invisible, by the way—to those I've not disclo…
  • Breaking Silence, Standing Firm

    • Mar 29, 2017
    • Kelly J. Baker
    I started Rebecca Solnit's The Mother of All Questions (Haymarket Books, 2017) on International Women's Day, March 8, which was also the Day Without a Woman protest/strike organiz…
  • Robertson Curates Educational History

    • Mar 29, 2017
    • Lois Elfman
    As the curator/director of the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation-National Historic Landmark, Dr. Ashley N. Robertson uses public history to inform the present and future. Housed in t…
  • Choose Hope

    • Feb 28, 2017
    • Kelly J. Baker
    Hope gives us a kick in the pants and makes us act; fear overwhelms and keeps us stationary. We still need hope.
  • Making Hidden Figures Visible

    • Feb 28, 2017
    • Amma Marfo
    If you are in the position to empower students or other young women and gender-nonconforming people in your life, know that it will make a difference.
  • The Necessity of Intersectionality: A Profile of Dr. Kimberlé Crenshaw

    • Feb 28, 2017
    • Mary Lou Santovec
    The movie Hidden Figures tells the story of four black women who worked at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration during the manned space era. Although their work was c…
  • Becoming a Killjoy

    • Feb 1, 2017
    I find that I want to join her, to become ugly and unlikeable to remind everyone of the “ugliness” women face day in and out.
  • The Unethical FERPA Roadblock

    • Feb 1, 2017
    • Katie Rose Guest Pryal
    Protecting universities was never FERPA's intended purpose, and it is time to stop putting a school's reputation before student safety.
  • Learning How to Negotiate Salary: An Interview With Stephanie Tomlinson

    • Feb 1, 2017
    • Amma Marfo
    As job-search season approaches, the topic of salary can often be a touchy one. Stephanie Tomlinson , executive assistant to the Board of Supervisors at Louisiana State University…
  • Coloring Outside the Lines

    • Jan 2, 2017
    • Mary Lou Santovec
    Fiore: “Art is a wonderful way to focus time and energy in a nonjudgmental way.”
  • BCRW Hosts Postelection Intergenerational Discussion

    • Jan 2, 2017
    • Lois Elfman
    Thinking collectively is the point of crucial conversation that is needed in order to move forward in a mutually supportive manner.
  • Resolve to Make Life Better for All of Us

    • Jan 2, 2017
    • Kelly J. Baker
    How can I resolve to do anything that improves only my life when so many people are fearing for theirs?
  • Changing the Face of Social Justice Education: WIHE Interviews Jamie Piperato

    • Dec 5, 2016
    • Amma Marfo
    Jamie Piperato is changing the face of social justice education with her company, JPHigherEd . The innovative and collaborative organization seeks to center the voices of the marg…
  • Why You Should Care About FERPA

    • Dec 5, 2016
    • Katie Rose Guest Pryal
    We owe it to our students to take care of their privacy. We might never know whose health and wellbeing our discretion will protect.