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Archive for April, 2009

Hate Speech and Cumulative Harm

An article the Warner School community read together recently as a prompt for discussion of hate speech posed some important and interesting ideas about the nature of the harm caused by use of such speech. The article is, “Hate Speech and Its Harms: A Communication Theory Perspective” (1997), by Clay Calvert. While Calvert limited his […]

Why is it so Difficult to Talk About Race?

“Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot in things racial, we have always been, and … continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards. Though race-related issues continue to occupy a significant portion of our political discussion, and though there remain many unresolved racial issues […]

Help Us Think About Retention

The current economic climate is giving us just the excuse we need to focus on faculty retention, largely because we expect our current focus, faculty recruitment, to yield minimal results over the next year or so, as the pace of hiring is slowed. I see this as a great opportunity for focused efforts on retention, […]

A CELEBRATION of Diversity and Inclusiveness

We know that a commitment to diversity and Inclusiveness and improves teaching, working and learning environments, empowers persons and gives persons a voice that they may not have realized they have. Often this requires the hard work of listening, hearing and paying attention with a commitment to change old patterns and institutional barriers. Joy and […]