Risk Without Reward

This morning, as I was walking across campus, my mind was racing with the events of the past few days. The murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, now counted among the continued, senseless murders of black and brown people; the swirling anger and vitriol that encompasses our national landscape--the blaming and finger pointing; the … Continue reading Risk Without Reward

Merry Christmas on Campus: A Real, Live Case Study

The University of Maine is apparently trying to ruin Christmas.¬† I woke up this morning to an onslaught of Facebook vitriol from my fellow Black Bears following some questionable and sensationalized reporting from WABI news that the university was forbidding holiday decorations and had, in fact, taken all of the holiday decorations down after an … Continue reading Merry Christmas on Campus: A Real, Live Case Study

Oh, Racism…you are so pervasive.

This week, I've been thinking that this situation at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign¬†, with students tweeting racist and sexist comments about their Chancellor, was a real hot mess. But at least, I thought, it reminds us that racism and sexism are alive and well in this country. We can see this clearly when someone … Continue reading Oh, Racism…you are so pervasive.