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Wait, What Do You Mean by College?

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By Tanya J. Gaxiola Serrano Tanya J. Gaxiola serrano is a recent Ph.D. Graduate of UCLA’s division of social sciences and comparative education (’18, race and ethnic studies) and formerly worked as Assistant Director of the Center for Critical Race...

The Past is Prologue: W.E.B. Du Bois and Black Higher Education

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By Joanie Harmon Professor Walter R. Allen is the Allan Murray Cartter Professor of Higher Education and Distinguished Professor of Education, Sociology and African American Studies at UCLA. He co-directs The Center for Capacity Building, which conducts empirical research to...

Renewing the Commitment to Civil Rights in America

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The American myth is that there were severe racial problems before the 1960s but the great civil rights laws solved them. While there was historic progress in dismantling the official segregation of the South, profound racial separation and inequality continued...

Building a Biliterate Brain: Excerpts from “Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World” by Maryanne Wolf

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Written as a series of letters addressed to her readers, the book draws on neuroscience, literature, education, technology, and philosophy, and blends historical, literary, and scientific facts with down-to-earth examples and anecdotes. Wolf offers her comprehensive proposal for the development...

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For many archivists the focus of the work is on the “stuff,” the records and material that document what has happened in the past. For Michelle Caswell, an associate professor in the UCLA Department of Information Studies and a scholar...