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Talking Education on VProud.TV: Part II

This is the second clip I did with Marcie Bianco about the working class achievement gap in higher education. Look for VProud.tv to hit it big soon and in the process change the conversation women are having our own experiences!


The critic plays with sonnets: Monophobia.

This week one of my professors scheduled a creative writing assignment of sorts–to write a sonnet. I have never been assigned a creative writing-ish prompt for my literary studies. 142 more words

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How to get an "A" in art at Columbia: Lug a mattress around campus and cry rape

Here’s what counts as a senior thesis at an Ivy League university:

Now a senior majoring in visual arts, Sulkowicz has devised a senior thesis rooted in performance art that will allow her to protest the fact that her rapist continues to study on campus.

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Talking Education on VProud.tv: Part I

I was delighted to be invited by my friend and colleague Marcie Bianco, News Editor at VProud.tv, to come in and talk about higher education. I love, love, my day job and it’s something that I hardly ever talk about in the public sphere. 20 more words


Reading 9/11 and the Economist's 2011 article "How 9/11 changed fiction"

As each year passes I wonder how the impact of 9/11 upon global literature will continue to ripple across the next year before us. Such a large event takes time and space to spread out–one wave of thought after another–until something substantial with a little perspective might be evoked from the writer’s pen. 348 more words


I quit

It’s the start of the fall quarter, which means it’s time for my annual selection of committees. One of the best things about the College of Computing and Digital Media… 316 more words


College Polling, or Believing is Seeing...

More continues to stream forth on what college should be. We already discussed whether the sole purpose of college is vocational training; today let’s just pretend that is really important.   1,142 more words