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Category Archives: diversity

When Religious Beliefs Conflict with Public Policy

Writing for the Boston Globe, Oliver Ortega has reported on the Lynn, Massachusetts, school district’s decision to sever ties with Gordon College, a Christian institution that has placed student teachers … Continue reading

September 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

Mills College Becomes the First Single-Gender College to Admit Transgender Students

There are currently 119 single-gender colleges and universities in the United States. Mills College in Oakland, California, has become the first of those institutions to admit transgender students. The college’s … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

Oh, the Story I Found: Pelle Svanslös in America

My morfar (grandfather on my mother’s side) hunted alligators by a lake in Småland. If this sounds strange to you, imagine how my mother must have felt when as a … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

“Welcome to Sweden”: American and Swedish Bathos?

In order for something to be funny–In Sweden or the United States–it must first be funny. The challenge with being funny is that being deliberately funny is not very funny. … Continue reading

July 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

A Swede Appreciates Fourth of July

When I was a child visiting America, I remember my aunt having these square pans, deep, with chocolate cake, and upon it in the right colors, the American flag was … Continue reading

July 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Eric Holder’s Commencement Address at Morgan State University: A Commentary on Race in America

The following is the text of remarks as prepared for delivery by Attorney General Eric Holder at the Morgan State University commencement ceremony in Baltimore on Saturday, May 17, 2014. … Continue reading

June 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

CFHE 7th National Gathering Focuses on Affordable, Quality Higher Education for All

On May 16-18, the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education’s 7th National Gathering drew nearly 100 faculty, student and organizational leaders to the Desmond Hotel in Albany, New York, where … Continue reading

June 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Importance of Gender Studies

In the current frenzy of cost-cutting and budget slashing, many administrators are quick to blame what they determine are “less valuable” programs like the humanities and social sciences and cut … Continue reading

May 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Hillbilly Divide

The following thread comes from Appalnet, the Appalachian Studies listserv (slightly edited), May, 2014: Colleagues, if you read the following on your institutional discussion board in reference to a complaint … Continue reading

May 12, 2014 · 8 Comments

Letter to USM President from Women Faculty at Merrimack College

The letter below was sent this morning to University of Southern Maine President Theodora Kalikow, protesting the recent action she has taken against faculty. A total of 39 women faculty … Continue reading

April 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

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