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#RaceMattersatSLC or Words for My White Friends

Trigger warning: hate crimes, racial slurs

This morning, 11/15/14, at 12:25 AM the SLC Public Safety Department received a report that a racial epithet was written under a student’s name on a Hill House apartment door sometime last night. 560 more words


What I'm Reading: Great Article from The Chronicle of Higher Education

Unfortunately it’s behind the subscriber firewall, but “Why Go to Grad School?” seeks to debunk a number of misconceptions about humanities studies, such as, “There was never a worse time for humanities studies” (like we’ve never heard that one before ::eyeroll::), and “There are no academic jobs.” I appreciated the way the author didn’t just say, “No there isn’t, yes there is…” but insisted that we broaden the view of humanities graduate career value past academia. 149 more words

Neophobia fear of the new - not new but it's....annoying

Why do people fear the new?  Is it a product of superficial reaction about cognition that doesn’t allow the mind and human nature to be malleable and adjust to new thinking?   250 more words

Higher Ed

Smarter Balanced: Lacking Smarts; Precariously Balanced

In this time of  “public-education-targeted boldness,” the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) has made the American public one whopper of a “bold” promise:

The standards were created…

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Students of Concern Committee- The Good, The Bad, The "What The Hell"

Part of my role on campus is to be a member of our university “Students of Concern” committee.  Going into this role I was unsure of the dynamics at play.  521 more words

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Leadership Education for Sustainability: Balancing Confidence and Humility

Contributed by Molly Gilligan

As a Master’s student in Environmental Policy, I am entering the field at a time of great challenge and opportunity. In order to rise to this challenge, I will need strong leadership skills to tackle the urgent “wicked” problems we face. 509 more words