Found 165 articles

  • OppNet Shrinks Opportunity Gap for Underrepresented Students

    • Dec 1, 2020
    • Mary Lou Santovec
    It was a “formative” experience in the United States educational system that, in a roundabout way, led AiLun Ku to her current position. Ku, who em...
  • Hitting the Wall

    • Oct 29, 2020
    • Kelly J. Baker
    I've hit the wall again. During the months and months of COVID‐19 pandemic, I've lost count of how many times. Life is manageable until it isn't. E...
  • Director Seeks to Heal the World, One Story at a Time

    • Oct 29, 2020
    • Mary Lou Santovec
    Stories have the power to heal or to harm. “Words create repercussions,” says Madeline Sayet , the executive director of the Yale Indigenous Perfor...
  • Creating Space in Higher Education

    • Oct 29, 2020
    • Dera R. Williams and Rochelle Spencer
    WIHE spoke to three scholars about how they engage the public, how we can support each other and what conversations we should be having right now. ...
  • Anger Within

    • Sep 30, 2020
    • Kelly J. Baker
    There's a photo of a redwood tree that made the rounds on social media. It's by Randy Vazquez. The tree is in Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Califo...
  • How to Stop Internalizing Microaggressions

    • Sep 30, 2020
    • Christina Crawford
    According to the 2010 census data, African Americans make up about 12.1% of the U.S. population. Nevertheless, in 2017, the National Center for Edu...
  • Centering Black Women in Intellectual History

    • Sep 30, 2020
    • Nyasha Junior
    Black women are unapologetically at the center of Dr. Stephanie Evans' work. Evans is an expert in Black women's intellectual history. As a histori...
  • Those Who Wander Are Sometimes Lost

    • Sep 1, 2020
    • Kelly J. Baker
    There are a lot of things I keenly miss from before the pandemic: the ability to be near people rather than separated by at least six feet; the abi...
  • Women Lawyers Making Progress as Campus Leaders

    • Sep 1, 2020
    • Patricia E. Salkin
    The number of lawyers serving as college and university presidents has more than doubled in the last three decades. Just over 200 lawyers led campu...
  • #BlackInTheIvory Documents Anti‐Blackness in the Academy

    • Sep 1, 2020
    • Nyasha Junior
    How do you make a hashtag go viral? Content marketers charge millions to dispense tips on increasing one's chances. The right hashtag has the poten...
  • The Pandemic's Motherhood Penalty

    • Jul 29, 2020
    • Kelly J. Baker
    It's May, and I'm sitting at my dining room table. It's covered in pencils, crayons, scissors, worksheets and overstuffed binders. The table is now...
  • Making Scholarship Matter: An Interview With Jennifer Harvey

    • Jul 29, 2020
    • Kate Blanchard
    It isn't easy to be an activist while also being a scholar, parent and teacher. For Dr. Jennifer Harvey , professor of religion at Drake University...
  • Documentary Chronicles the Positive Impact of Competitive Sports

    • Jul 29, 2020
    • Lois Elfman
    What if former athletes could show you how they learned the life lessons that fueled them through their careers? The documentary film After the Gam...
  • Hope Is Not Enough

    • Jun 30, 2020
    • Kelly J. Baker
    I'm doomscrolling again—relentlessly perusing social media and dwelling in the terribleness of our world. Police Brutality and Protests Once again,...
  • Consultant Works for LGBTQI+ Students' Safety

    • Jun 30, 2020
    • Mary Lou Santovec
    Change makes people uncomfortable. People will hold fast to beliefs, behaviors or activities until the pain of change is less than the pain of stay...
  • Whether We Improve or Not

    • Jun 30, 2020
    • Katie Rose Guest Pryal
    The past few months of social distancing and stay‐at‐home orders due to the COVID‐19 pandemic made me think about how we are already isolated. I'm ...
  • We All Have to Push the Van

    • Jun 9, 2020
    • Kelly J. Baker
    Lately, I'm thinking about one of my favorite movies, Little Miss Sunshine (2006). Amid this pandemic, I'm reminded of a particular scene, one that...
  • The Move to Online—Getting It Done

    • Jun 9, 2020
    • Lois Elfman
    In the wake of COVID‐19, colleges and universities moved their classes to online platforms. Some academics have previous experience teaching online...
  • Self‐Isolation: Perspective From a Brain Aneurysm Survivor

    • Jun 9, 2020
    • Audrey Wick
    Isolation became part of the academic landscape in 2020 when institutions responded to a global pandemic. Physical classroom doors shut as colleges...
  • The Juggle Is Unreal

    • Apr 30, 2020
    • Kelly J. Baker
    I've spent the last few months scrolling and clicking. Scrolling through news sites to see the latest information on the COVID‐19 pandemic. Scrolli...