Nice work being done in career services at Wake Forest: http://chronicle.com/article/Finished-College-Now-What-/65552/
Archive for May, 2010
There are all sorts of thorny issues about how a university could go about addressing a private conversation that involves racial hatred, but I’m struck by the overtness of it all–I talk a lot in my work about how racism is usually expressed in subtle, indirect ways these days, but these words are anything but:
An alum of our masters’ program: http://chronicle.com/article/Hip-Hop-Prez-Rejuvenates-a/65350/
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: http://www.amazon.com/Immortal-Life-Henrietta-Lacks/dp/1400052173/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1273849766&sr=8-1
Pretty mind-boggling, how so much came from one woman’s cells…
Really goes a long way [especially with academics?]:
She was the opera-loving, poker-playing, glass-ceiling-shattering first woman to be dean of Harvard Law School, where she reached out to conservatives (she once held a dinner to honor Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia) and healed bitter rifts on the faculty with gestures as simple as offering professors free lunch, just to get them talking.
In her senior year, she signed a manifesto, along with Mr. Spitzer and six others, under the rubric “Campaign for a Democratic University,” arguing for students to have a greater voice in university governance — an effort that fell apart, one member said, when its adherents left for spring break.
Not sure what to make of this, but it’s interesting: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/05/09/suburbs-losing-young-whit_n_569226.html
Just requested this off of OhioLINK. Love. OhioLINK. http://www.amazon.com/dp/0195379799
A Mexican-American with statewide political aspirations needs to be able to do more than pronounce his name correctly. Early in his administration, Castro assigned his chief of staff, Robbie Greenblum — a Jewish lawyer from the border town of Laredo whose own Spanish is impeccable — to discreetly find him a tutor. Rosie Castro’s son is now being taught Spanish by a woman named Marta Bronstein. Greenblum met her in shul.
Some old UCLA friends referenced in these articles on the ed research community’s response to the AZ hoopla. Special kudos to Tracy and Angela for bringing attn to the undocumented Asian Am population: