Academia Filter
  1. We Laughed, We Cried, We Felt: The Posts We Loved in 2016

    Curl up with some tea and a comfy blanket, and revisit our favorite reads.

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  2. The Rise of the Crowd-Sourced Syllabus

    From the Trump Syllabus 2.0 to the Native Lives Matter Syllabus, crowd-sourced syllabi have popped up as resources for educators and readers looking for background about complex current events.

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  3. Ida B. Wells Society

    The Ida B. Wells Society’s mission is to increase the ranks, retention, and profile of reporters and editors of color in investigative reporting.

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  4. “It’s easy to think of our work in universities as indulgent when so many lives are at stake, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Universities, when done right, can be crucibles of equality.”

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  5. Poems on the University

    The language of higher-education procedure and bureaucracy in verse form, with tongue planted firmly in cheek.

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  6. Duke University Press News

    Duke University Press is one of the leading English-language academic presses. On their site, you’ll find book announcements, essays, interviews, and other resources for curious readers, students, and scholars.

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  7. Academia, Love Me Back

    “There are students who will be assumed capable without the need to list their credentials in the beginning of a reflective piece. How many degrees do I need for someone to believe I am an academic?” After receiving feedback on a paper, Tiffany Martínez reflects on her work and place in academia.

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  8. NEA Today

    NEA Today is the main news site of the National Education Association, where you’ll find stories and features on teaching in 21st-century America, told from a wide variety of perspectives.

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  9. The PEI Bomb Threat and the Politics of Twitter

    “I will never give in to fear that is based on Twitter logic. I will never develop policy with bigots who masquerade as Twitter experts. I will not connect random dots between violence downtown and the brown neighbour next door.” Reflections on violence, Twitter, and politics, from a Canadian looking south.

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  10. “Diversity” Is A Problem

    Melissa Hillman on the struggle for real diversity in academia, theater, and beyond: “The problem with diversity without equity is that diversity can be accomplished in ways that entirely preserve the white male power structure.”

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  11. Rebecca Schuman on the End of American Academia: “There Is Absolutely No Hope.”

    College campuses are once again humming with life — what better time to revisit our Q&A with writer and blogger Rebecca Schuman, an outspoken critic of the American university?

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  12. The Gloria Sirens

    A communal blog by and for women writers, the contributors at The Gloria Sirens cover a wide range of topics, from publishing and teaching to feminism and surviving abuse.

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  13. Gerry Canavan

    The web is big — so veteran blogger Gerry Canavan scours it to collect the best links on culture, politics, education, and more. Visit his blog for curated reading lists that range from must-reads to esoteric gems.

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  14. “How far should I stray beyond my own areas of expertise and the research work I have done? What are the boundaries between discussing this research, offering my opinion, and ventriloquizing other people’s experiences?”

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  15. “Serious academics”

    “If you think we’re putting academic work on social media to please our university or to appear enthusiastic, then you need to pull your head out of a cave.” Terry McGlynn responds to a “serious academic” who says academics shouldn’t share their work on social media.

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