Tag: Education

Faculty oppose rampant textbook censorship

Librarian Christina Connor and Professor Ed Shannon presented an event on Sept. 22 in honor of Banned Books Week about the little-known topic of textbook censorship. Connor guided the audience through the history of textbook censorship, emphasizing both the importance of textbooks in a well-rounded education and the dangers of […]

Diversity luncheon speaker highlights teacher responsibilities

Photo by Jordan Elstad An internationally-recognized expert in education shared his perspective on the responsibilities of teachers at an Alumni Lounges luncheon held prior to the Diversity Convocation on Wednesday afternoon. Dr. Kevin K. Kumashiro, who has authored and edited a combined 10 books and delivered lectures on education throughout […]

Protest Comes to Campus to Address Education Funding

Photo by Michael Pacheco Students, professors, faculty and union members from the American Federation of Teachers gathered Wednesday to hold a “New Orleans Jazz Funeral” to highlight the decreases in state funding for higher education and the overall deterioration of higher education in the State of New Jersey.    According to […]

Students Testify Need-Based Programs at Hearing

Photo courtesy of Ramapo College Ramapo College students testified at the assembly budget hearing on higher education at Felician University in Rutherford on March 29 to speak about proposed changes to the state budget, specifically need-based programs, that could negatively impact the aid students receive. Ramapo senior and history major […]

Education Policies in the Current Election

Photo courtesy of Zachary Moskow, Wikipedia Hillary Clinton continued her presidential campaign on Wednesday by stopping at the University of New Hampshire with former democratic candidate Bernie Sanders. “If you have the ability, you will be able to get a college education,” Sanders said with the mutual support of Clinton […]

College Students Encouraged to Vote

Photo courtesy of CollegeDegrees360, Flickr In every election since 1972, millions of people between the ages of 18 and 29 cast their votes, but fail to compete with other demographic age groups such as those categorized in the 30-44, 45-60, and 60+ age ranges. In the 2012 election, Obama garnered […]

‘Self-righteous Left’ Hinders Freedom of Speech on College Campuses

Photo Courtesy of Robin_Ottawa (I'm on the phone!), Flickr Creative Commons The self-righteous left strikes again. Around the country, colleges are celebrating the re-emergence of warm weather with outdoor activities, sporting events and, as is customary on nearly every campus, a spring concert. George Washington University is no different and […]