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Academic #BlackLivesMatter: Black Faculty and Graduate Students Tell Their Stories

Academic #BlackLivesMatter: Black Faculty and Graduate Students Tell Their Stories

by Sharieka Botex, Michelle Grue, Alicia Hatcher, Eric House, and Sherita Roundtree “How has the university reflected on and named their own issues with systemic racism and oppression? How have they taken a closer look at how much money has been allocated toward campus police in comparison to developing programs and initiatives that actively challenge white supremacy within the campus climate?”

Recognizing New Styles: How Graduate Students Are Coping with COVID

Recognizing New Styles: How Graduate Students Are Coping with COVID

by D’Arcee Charington, Dylan Colvin, and B López
“COVID-19 demonstrates the kind of support—both monetary and emotional support—that is needed to succeed. I feel like there is more exigence now while we are still in this pandemic. I think that graduate students can support one another by advocating for BIPOC students and other folks in the margins who need more from the university.” — B López.

Care in Times of Crisis: How Faculty Are Managing COVID

Care in Times of Crisis: How Faculty Are Managing COVID

by Garrett Bridger Gilmore, Al Harahap, Jamila Kareem, and Helen Sandoval
“I had a minor breakdown due to all the stress—the panic set in and I just began to cry because it was all too much (being a mother to my children, being a good teacher, colleague, and activist for equity, diversity, and inclusion in my writing program).”