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USP 2015: Rolling Back Diversity Requirements at UW

Note: This is a document I created to articulate the concerns of the African American & Diaspora Studies program at the University of Wyoming in regards to the proposed elimination of the Domestic Diversity (D) and Global Awareness (G) general education requirements. I. Introduction During the 1980s and 1990s, U.S.-based institutions of higher education transformed…

Tony Benn 2003

In Memory and Honor of Tony Benn

Taken during the landmark 2003 Stop the War Coalition rally in Hyde Park, London, this photograph documents my only personal meeting with British politician and activist Tony Benn who passed away today at the age of 88. I was reading for my American Studies, BA at Kings College London when the ramp-up to war began…

James Barrett

Originally posted on Campus Faculty Association:
JAMES BARRETT Professor, History Unionization will help us protect salaries and benefits, which will help to recruit and retain faculty and also do something more important. As the administration turns toward a corporate model for the university, collective bargaining will provide our faculty with a more powerful, independent voice…

nuclear

Eric Schlosser’s, Command and Control (2013)

In September 1980, a worker at a Titan II missile silo in Damascus, Arkansas dropped a tool while conducting a routine maintenance task. The socket fell and struck the side of the missile, piercing its shell and releasing fuel vapor into the atmosphere. Over the coming hours, workers struggled to regain control of the weapon…