Anti-Semitism, Casey Gerald, Lean In

December 12, 2018

In the past two years, anti-Semitic hate crimes have been on the rise in the U.S.—and even more so after the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh this past October. According to the Anti-Defamation...

Decolonizing the Library, Female Veterans, Inclusive Celebrations

December 5, 2018

Zita Cristina Nunes, writing for Smithsonian Magazine, reflects on the work of Dorothy Porter, a Howard University librarian who, in the 1930s, sought to decolonize the school’s library by ditching the Dewey Decimal system. As Porter explained,...

Post-Millennials, Autistic and LGBTQ+, Holiday TV Movies

November 28, 2018

A recent Pew Research Center report shows that among the newest generation of Americans reaching adulthood (defined as those born after 1996), a record-breaking 48% are non-white. Most of these non-white “post-Millennials” are Asian and Latinx. To...

Diverse Mentors, Black Faculty, Trans Models

November 14, 2018

The Strada-Gallup Alumni Survey of 5,000 recent college grads reveals racial disparities in the amount and type of mentoring students receive during college. Less than half the students reported that they had a mentor who “encouraged them...

Diversity Wins, Diverse Books, UC Davis

November 7, 2018

Tuesday’s 2018 midterm elections saw a historic shift not only in voter turnout, but in the diversity of the winning candidates. In Connecticut, Jahana Hayes has become the first Black woman elected to the House of Representatives,...

Opportunity Gaps, Science vs. Power, Race in College Applications

November 1, 2018

Whether a student pursues an advanced degree depends significantly on their parents’ level of educational attainment, according to a new study by Gallup, the Association of American Law Schools, and the Law School Admission Council. Students with...

Disabilities and Absenteeism, #WontBeErased, Native American Invisibility

October 24, 2018

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of more than 26,000 students ages 5 to 17 found that those with at least one developmental disability were twice as likely to be chronically absent...

The Memo, Native American voters, Women in prison

October 17, 2018

Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In” approach has been largely unsuccessful among women of color, despite her recent efforts to highlight racially based disparities in pay and representation. Instead, women of color are increasingly turning to entrepreneurship, “where they...

Yale Law, Counter Mapping, Biased Reading Lists

October 10, 2018

Some students at Yale Law School are questioning whether their institution is living up to its professed liberal values. Recent controversies—like a white student calling the cops on a Black student studying, a professor allegedly telling female...

Disability Exclusive Sororities, SING, The In-Between Space

October 3, 2018

Despite being described as “intelligent, motivated, and caring” by her sister, being a flier for George Mason University’s Division I cheerleading squad, and being involved in clubs and volunteering, college sophomore AnnCatherine Heigl—who has Down syndrome—was rejected...