Amid a surge in student-led protests around the country, many colleges have been struggling to make their campuses more accommodating for minorities. Last semester, student-activist groups nationwide issued demands to their universities seeking everything from mandatory sensitivity-and-racial-bias training to the development of safe spaces on campus for people of color. During a protest at Princeton […]
Archives for March 2017
Science is under threat, and people around the world are mobilizing in defense. But if we want to support science, we must also stand up for what makes it great—diversity. Some of our biggest discoveries, like the Higgs boson and the human genome sequence, were possible because of the collective work of many scientists from […]
We’ve written a lot about the link between college and the workforce — and the kinds of skills graduates will need in the 21st century to succeed. One of the skills you need is knowing how to present yourself. To put your best foot forward in the workplace, and in life. And so, as we […]
Mentors are a crucial part of higher education professionals’ support systems. Mentors can provide support and advice to job seekers as well as to people settled in their careers. In this month’s interview, Dr. Gerard Kowalski and Dr. Anne E. Lombard share their thoughts on the value of mentorship, how to find and interact with mentors, and the role of mentors for professionals seeking work in student affairs.
Frederick Douglass, “fugitive” scientist. We typically associate marches with social movements and political demands, not with scientific objectivity and neutrality. But on April 22, Earth Day, scientists and “science enthusiasts” will march on Washington in a show of support for the scientific process. Responding to attacks on scientific expertise and threats to public funding, the […]