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General Discussion Forum / 'Imagine HBCUs Differently' (Article)
« on: September 13, 2011, 02:40:10 PM »
New president at historically black Alcorn State sees change on the horizon and is laying an ambitious path to get there.

Tour organizers say they want to leverage attendance at HBCU homecomings and football classics to help promote health and wellness, while marketing a condom company that they describe as socially responsible.

General Discussion Forum / Fight Looms Over Chicago School Day (NPR)
« on: September 04, 2011, 06:06:19 PM »
In Chicago, the nation's third largest school system starts a new school year at a crossroads: a new mayor and his new schools chief are trying to shake up the status quo. But teachers say they want the extra instructional time to be time well spent.

General Discussion Forum / Lenny Kravitz: Choosing Optimism (NPR)
« on: September 04, 2011, 06:04:21 PM »
The rocker says there's still plenty of room for social consciousness in popular music. Kravitz's new album, Black and White America, addresses modern perceptions of race in the U.S.

Their jobs are different from what they once were thanks to fewer fires. In fire stations all across the country, firefighters are now required to train as emergency medical technicians so that they can respond to medical calls.

General Discussion Forum / 'When Mathematicians Get Angry' (New Book)
« on: September 02, 2011, 04:40:10 PM »
I'm currently reading an interesting book entitled, "The Good School." Chapter five is called, "When Mathematicians Get Angry."

"As more and more schools adopt dress codes, back-to-school shopping is often a rather dull exercise. Polo shirts. Khaki pants. Plaid skirts. As the students might say, bo-ring.

But in the great tradition of teenagers challenging authority, students at schools that require uniforms have been bending the rules a bit, showing up to class in cargo shorts, leggings and yoga pants. And some schools are not only looking the other way at the modifications, but explicitly allowing the fashion-forward items. . ."

Dr. Melissa V. Harris-Perry explores the Black woman's challenge to move beyond race and gender stereotypes to be recognized as an authentic individual.

See pages 14-15:

A free service through the U.S. Department of Education:  :nod:

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