Tag Archives: Higher Education

“When campus rape is treated as a PR problem, survivors become liabilities to be controlled, silenced and swept away.”

TweetWriting at Al Jazeera, Dana Bolger explains how the corporatization of higher education — in which “reputation, not education, is the goal” — creates an approach to combating campus sexual assault that is about “the reduction of harm to universities, not to students.” When campus rape is treated as a PR problem, survivors become liabilities to [...]
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UC Berkeley professor’s anti-union letter is anti-education

TweetUniversity of California service workers and graduate students went on strike for one day to protest unfair labor practices last Wednesday. The day before the strike, UC Berkeley professor and scab Alexander Coward sent his class an e-mail telling his students why he planned to cross the picket line  (and even teach sessions typically led by [...]
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Skewed priorities mean Smith is not currently fulfilling its mission as a women’s college

TweetOn Saturday, Gina de Vries, Elena Rose, and myself brought Girl Talk: A Trans and Cis Woman Dialogue to Smith College. Girl Talk is a multi-media performance show promoting dialogue about relationships of all kinds between queer trans women, queer cis women, and genderqueer people. We were brought to Smith in the wake of this [...]
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A feminist in art school

TweetI’m in grad school right now, pursuing an MFA in Printmaking. Maybe not the degree folks who know me from political work would expect. I was born with a crayon in my hand – I’ve been making art my whole life. I was blessed to attend the Boston Arts Academy, a public visual and performing [...]
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