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‘Not Your Language’: How a Classroom Interaction Led a Student to Speak Out on Microaggressions – The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Center for Cultural Engagement

I realize that I may not have updated everyone, but I’m back in Maryland and now working at the Catholic University of America.

We’ve been in operation since July so we are still getting off the ground.  That said, I think we are doing some pretty neat stuff.  Check out the site and check back occasionally for some of our upcoming programs if you’re in the DC area.

Through promoting intercultural education and awareness at the Catholic University of America CCE contributes to the personal and intellectual development of all students. In so doing we strive to help students at The Catholic University of America in their pursuit of developing a sense of self, a sense of place, and a sense of responsibility.

Source: Center for Cultural Engagement

“Cult-like” Atmosphere Found in UAlbany Summer Program – Albany Student Press

Before being admitted to the university, academically and financially disadvantaged students applying through the EOP program must first graduate from a five-week orientation, structured by a system of strict rules, which if violated result in punishments referred to by EOP officials as “lockdown,” “bed rest,” and “isolation.”Some of these rules and punishments intersect with national definitions of non-criminal hazing and raise questions about how much personal freedom disadvantaged students must relinquish in exchange for an opportunity to attend a public university. In the words of one EOP student who wished to remain anonymous the summer program was like, “dangling meat in front of a hungry dog.”

Source: “Cult-like” Atmosphere Found in UAlbany Summer Program – Albany Student Press

Brookings study finds growing disparities in student loan debt between black and white graduates

A new study released by the Brookings Institution finds disparities in student debt levels for black and white borrowers grow after graduation, a trend partly attributable to higher enrollment rates for black students in graduate programs, especially at for-profit institutions. That jump in enrollment is linked to higher federal borrowing rates introduced in 2006 and the weak job market — especially for black college grads — after the 2008 recession.

Source: Brookings study finds growing disparities in student loan debt between black and white graduates

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