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Teaching Sensitive Content in a Remote Environment

August 21, 2020

Dimitar Gueorguiev, Syracuse University; Xiaobo Lü, University of Texas at Austin; Kerry Ratigan, Amherst College; Meg Rithmire, Harvard University; Rory Truex, Princeton University A longer version of the following statement is available on ChinaFile On June 30, 2020, the Chinese National People’s Congress passed the Hong Kong National Security Law (NSL). The law empowers government…

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Does Your Online Course Perpetuate Institutional Discrimination?

August 21, 2020

Veronica Reyna, Professor & Associate Chair of the Department of Government, Houston Community College Not me.  Not in my course.  I protest, sign petitions, and even teach about injustice!   Sound familiar?  Many of us would never believe that we could unknowingly participate in that horrid phrase “institutional discrimination,” but how many of us have thought…

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Will the Recent Black Lives Matter Protests Lead to Police Reform?

August 12, 2020

On May 25th, a police officer killed George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. Since then, protests, marches, and demonstrations have taken place around the country, bringing renewed attention to police brutality and racial injustice. A major question among movement participants, supporters, and casual observers is – will these…

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Creating Online Classroom Community in a Divisive Political Climate

August 12, 2020

Julie L. Mueller, Ph.D., Southern Maine Community College Eric Loepp, Ph.D.,University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Jane E. Frisch, M.S., Clinical and Counseling Psychology As institutions of higher education struggle to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, professors are considering how to move their classes online in a way that will continue to provide a high-quality experience for students….

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