Tracey West, Associate Dean for External Relations, Diversity & Inclusion at Boston College Law School, has been named a National Association for Law Placement (NALP) Diversity Champion for 2015.
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St. Patrick’s Parish, founded in Lawrence in 1872, used to be a haven for the Irish community. These days the rustic green steeple shares a street corner with a Vietnamese noodle shop and a Dominican restaurant.
Read the article about how the city has evolved.
Across the country students are coming together to fight for protection, equal rights, and racial diversity on their campus. Places such as Yale and Georgetown University have been the most recent names in the news. The president of Yale University has responded to the growing racial tension on the campus, and Georgetown students have successfully convinced the University to rename buildings that were originally named after slave owners. Click here to read the Yale article, and here to read the Georgetown article.
Many veteran students have trouble navigating the many services offered to them to continue their education. How can higher education institutions help? To find out, click here.
There has been a long standing problem with the wage gape in the United States. Across the board, women earn less, but in the state of Massachusetts and the nation, Latina women are the hardest hit.
Read the full article here.
Many American universities were founded as religious institutions, explicitly designed to cultivate their students’ spiritual and moral natures. But over the course of the 20th century they became officially or effectively secular. Read the complete article.
Over the past several weeks, I have been working closely with fellow historians Chad Williams and Kidada Williams; and a group of talented librarians (Cecily Walker, Ryan P. Randall, and Melissa Morrone) on the #Charlestonsyllabus. In the aftermath of thehorrendous shooting that unfolded in Charleston, South Carolina, Chad Williams turned to Twitter to express his frustrations about the continued distortions of history that
dominated mass media. Indeed, these same distorted versions of history have often dominated public discourse—i.e. suggestions that somehow the Confederate flag the shooter displayed on his clothing had nothing to do with white supremacy; or somehow the shooter’s actions were so exceptional as to imply that it was not part of a long and painful history of anti-black racism and racial violence in the US and abroad.
WFXT FOX25 will honor a military family with a home renovation in their 2015 Mission Renovation contest. One lucky military member or veteran will have their living space transformed during the giveaway. For full contest details, visit the Mission Renovation tab on www.myfoxboston.com.
How can we tell if people with severe disabilities have an active mental life? That’s a question Jim Gips has grappled with for more than 20 years. Read the complete article.