I have been thinking about Ta-Nehisi Coates‘s op-ed in The New York Times ever since it was published. I’ve discussed it in my classes and plan on using it, permanently, in my Intercultural Communication courses. Do yourself a favor and read his piece. He provides one of the most compelling, self-reflexive questions we can ask [...]
In honor of the 92nd anniversary of the 19th amendment, this photograph of women learning to use voting machines in Chicago reminds us that our democracy thrives when we encourage citizens to vote rather than legislating to suppress their votes.
This is in response, perhaps, to a colleague looking at my office door and saying, “We might be working with a revolutionary.” “Our problems stem from our acceptance of this filthy, rotten system.” Dorothy Day
When I was a Ph.D. student, my desk, in an office crammed with teaching assistants, was next to Jerzy’s. Jerzy, as we all called him, was simply the sagest, coolest graduate student in the program. How appropriate to read his comments about social justice and higher education this morning. Dr. Del Gandio, you’re still sage [...]
Have you ever wondered what life is really like at The White House? Now, thanks to Chief White House Photographer Pete Souza and a suggestion, over a year ago, we don’t have to wonder any longer. Today marks the one year anniversary of The Photo of the Day. Souza, himself chose his top 10 favorites [...]