The Souls of Black Professors ♥ ★ ✚

The Souls of Black Professors Scholars discuss what it’s like to be a Black professor in 2020, who should be doing antiracist work on campus and why diversity interventions that attempt to “fix” Black academics for a rigged game miss the point entirely. By Colleen Flaherty//October 21, 2020 PEXELS.COM   As colleges and universities issued statement after [...]

The Souls of Black Professors ♥ ★ ✚2021-02-03T10:17:55-08:00

What Happens Before College Matters ♥ ★

What Happens Before College Matters  Experts agree higher education needs to do more to create equity for Black students. But more attention needs to be paid to barriers Black students face before they step foot on campus.   By: Madeline St. Amour // October 20, 2020 GETTY IMAGES/TIM BOYLE / Students at a Chicago public [...]

What Happens Before College Matters ♥ ★2020-10-20T10:04:14-07:00

Professor Frank B. Wilderson, III and How Saidiya Hartman Retells the History of Black Life ♥

Frank B. Wilderson III, a former student of [Saidiya] Hartman’s who now chairs the department of African-American studies at the University of California, Irvine, described her as quietly persuasive. “She’s not an ‘angry Black woman,’ ” he told me. “She’s not Assata Shakur. But what they don’t know is that, where Assata Shakur will blow your [...]

Professor Frank B. Wilderson, III and How Saidiya Hartman Retells the History of Black Life ♥2021-03-16T13:43:42-07:00

Take the Pledge! ♥★✚

Dear Campus Community, This fall, all UCI community members are encouraged to Take the Pledge as a first step in helping to shape a university culture where Black people can thrive. The Take the Pledge campaign builds on the UCI Black Thriving Initiative, which aims to respond to and recognize anti-Blackness as an existential threat [...]

Take the Pledge! ♥★✚2020-10-14T13:44:21-07:00

Ensuring college access for first-gen students ★

Ensuring college access for first-gen students Regent and UCI alumnus Eloy Ortiz Oakley discusses his first-gen journey Social Ecology alumnus Eloy Ortiz Oakley M.A.'96, MBA '99,photo: steve zylius/UCI   Eloy Ortiz Oakley’s parents didn’t go to college, but today the UCI graduate (BA ‘96, MBA ‘99)  leads the largest higher education [...]

Ensuring college access for first-gen students ★2020-10-07T14:20:49-07:00

Chancellor Howard Gillman | Free Speech in Our Scholarly Community ♥

Dear Fellow Anteaters: As we start an exciting new academic year, I want to share some thoughts on the protections and norms of free speech on our campus. I deeply believe that it is possible to have robust free speech while treating each other with mutual respect. Freedom of speech is a bedrock value of [...]

Chancellor Howard Gillman | Free Speech in Our Scholarly Community ♥2020-10-07T09:45:52-07:00
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