Found 76 articles

  • 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    In early July, NPR reported that the Trump administration rescinded Obama administration guidance “that encouraged schools and colleges to promote diversity through their admissio…
  • 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 first tried to find a job, fresh…
  • 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 Chapel Hill, received notice that …
  • 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 collected advice from an amazing team of…
  • 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 across at higher ed conferences, was…
  • 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 if I think the academy will hav…
  • 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…