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Packing the Invisible Knapsack

(0) Comments | Posted August 1, 2012 | 10:34 AM

The classic work Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh now holds a place in the modern liberal canon. The essay, published in 1988, likens the founding privileges upon which American institutions are built to an "invisible package of unearned assets" and unpacks those assets in terms of power, identity...

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It Takes a Village

(0) Comments | Posted April 21, 2012 | 2:49 PM

Lately I've been wondering how most people would complete a sentence that begins with the well-known phrase "it takes a village." What phrase expresses our general, common outlook? In my experience, it's probable that the most popular way to finish the sentiment would be "it takes a village to raise...

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Raven's Intelligent Design

(4) Comments | Posted March 22, 2012 | 11:43 AM

Storytelling is an ancient human art too often portrayed in modern society as best suited to the entertainment of children, and perhaps even perceived as a bit quaint. In our printed and digital age, it's easy to forget that the overwhelming portion of human knowledge and history has been nurtured...

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Indigenous Language and AI/AN Student Success

(2) Comments | Posted March 14, 2012 | 1:04 PM

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) currently identifies more than 2,000 endangered indigenous languages. Nearly 200 of these endangered languages are listed in the United States; approximately 20 of those occur in Alaska. These numbers, although lamentable on their face, present...

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