Found 106 articles

  • 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 ...
  • 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; ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 (2...
  • 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 Univ...
  • 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 s...
  • 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, D...
  • 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 pr...
  • 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 in...
  • 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 vulnera...
  • 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...
  • 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 (NWS...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ye...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 initiat...
  • #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 a...