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With the prevalence of distance education in today's pandemic world, Remote Learning: Shifting to the New Normal, addresses the need for and challenges of virtual learning. As scientists struggle to create a vaccine, campus leaders carefully weigh decisions to protect the health of their communities, offering limited or staggered onsite classes, hybrid approaches, and/or fully online courses. Whichever path, COVID-19 is on the uptick, predictions are ...
Although I am very young, I know it's significant for Al Raby, a teacher and civil rights activist, to deliver the
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Thirty years ago on July 26, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into a law. Previously thought of as a population that was “out of sight, out of mind,” the law acknowledged a change in perception towards those with disabilities in 1990. But the struggle for equality had begun decades before, and continues ...
Teaching Anti-Racism is inspired by ongoing social protests over the hor...
From the thud of the stick to its head, we surmise it must be a giant marching band drum strapped to the back of someone a few balconies up. Deep, heavy, slow, persistent is the opening of the 7pm beat, setting off hoots and hollers, pots or pans, hands clapping, really anything that makes noise in an otherwise serene neighborhood. Rather like hooves landing hard on cobblestone, and others following suit -- the crescendo of a herd thundering a few minutes into the hour dissipates to the softer sound of hooves in grass, more like a heartbeat when your ears are pressed close to another's ches...
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"Summer means different things to different people: beach days, BBQ’S, catching fireflies, and boating being just a few. Summer often feels both short and endless. As people grow up and mature many things change, one of which being how summer is viewed. As a child, summer is oftentimes “the light at the end of the tunnel,...
There is a medical proverb from the 1940s that states, "When you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras” -- meaning that medical doctors should look for common, rather than exotic causes of disease. Hearing hoofbeats over the last few months has been all too real, with COVID 19 spreading like wildfire across the globe. The pandemic has caused unprecedented deaths; high rates of unemployment; social distancing; increases in domestic violence,...
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It's perhaps poetic that despite its name and primary adaptation, the hermit crab can not thrive in isolation. Imagine having a capacity for solitude so pronounced th...
In the 1920s, Black artists, musicians, dancers, writers, and thinkers had settled into Harlem after the Great Migration and built a community where they could congregate and create. While Harlem is considered the epicenter of this prolific movement, other cities aroun...