Each year we search the nation for the very best of what is happening at HBCUs. This year we found some terrific successes including significant philanthropic contributions, great new programs, and legal and moral victories. Consider our choices and feel free to add your own.
The true gem of the decade though lies in the underrated TV shows. Some of the greatest shows in television history came out during this time, and most of us have never even heard of most of them.
A self-proclaimed "outsider-within," Faye V. Harrison eschewed the normative path of most scholars, conducting international research in Britain and Jamaica and, more recently, in Cuba and the U.S. south while being actively engaged in reworking the discipline.
Much of the commentary on the decision of the American Studies Association (ASA) to boycott Israeli universities has been incendiary. This is evident in the response of Larry Summers, who styled the boycott 'anti-Semitic in effect if not in intent.'
If you're a high-performing high school senior from a non-affluent background, I can guarantee you've got a big dilemma coming your way: do you choose a college because it's affordable, or because it's your dream school?
Of course, gaining the knowledge and skills to land a good job is important and valuable for the individual and for our society. However, somewhere along the way, we have diminished in many of our students the joy of learning for learning's sake, the ability to think creatively and critically.
The IPA is the once and current king of craft brews.
Clearly, the genomics revolution is here. Unfortunately, though, the very people we hope to benefit may be left behind.
Take a deep breath and hang onto your patience and that holiday spirit. Here's hoping your holiday season of togetherness is filled with happiness and minimal friction.
As a college student preparing to graduate in the spring, I also know how easy it is to forget how much my family actually does for me.
Hang in there, polar bears. This holiday season, condoms are coming to the rescue.
What the sentence did not do, however was shed adequate light on the underbelly of affluence beyond a superficial stereotype of spoiled rich kids who get away with almost everything.
Some people discourage parents from giving their children "black" names. I strongly disagree with this advice. Instead, get rid of the stereotypes that unfairly generalize about people's sense of responsibility, social and economic circumstances, and capacity to succeed, based on race.
It is a legitimate question to ask if student debt may soon disappear as a result of default and forgiveness. Ultimately, taxpayers may want to support students with upfront grants rather than to suffer losses from forgiveness.
Turn off the cellphone for an hour, a day, or a week. Unplug the earbuds. Hike the Appalachian Trail, or a piece of it. Sleep out under the stars. Lie in the grass and watch the clouds drift by. Get to know a flower or a tree on a first name basis.
Your college team may have battled its way into a top bowl game, but are its fans die-hard enough to fly in for the match-up?
As president of Wesleyan, and as a historian, I deplore this politically retrograde resolution of the American Studies Assn. Under the guise of phony progressivism, the group has initiated an irresponsible attack on academic freedom. Others in academia should reject this call for an academic boycott.