After the latest spate of black pain and protests interrupted the white gaze, there seems to be a great white awakening afoot. I'm not quite sure what was particularly poignant about this round of lynchings but folks are starting to connect the dots between 400 years of oppression and our present condition. And like Ibram … Continue reading You asked what white folks can do. Support black founders.
University of Delaware's (UD) President Dennis Assanis owes the talented and hardworking students of Delaware an apology. In response to a question during the recent Joint Finance Committee meeting about why fewer than 40% of the school's students come from Delaware, President Assanis explained: “I am not the one holding back the kids in Delaware … Continue reading University of Delaware’s president owes Delaware students an apology
By Atnre Alleyne and Tatiana Poladko It's back to school time and we're especially excited about all the students who are embarking on their first semester of college (especially our TeenSHARPies!). While students' hard work and rigorous preparation in high school will help them excel in these new environments, we also understand how important strong advising … Continue reading Tips for the First Weeks of College
Last Sunday, my wife and I had the opportunity to deliver a speech to 100+ university leaders at the Campus Compact Summit of Presidents and Chancellors at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate in Boston, MA. We were one of four guest speakers--Gen. (Ret.) Stanley McChrystal; Carrie Hessler-Radelet (Director, Peace Corps); and Alberto … Continue reading When Higher Education Fulfills its Public Purpose