Feminism | Posted by Julie Z on 05/15/2014

What Young Women Really Need to Know About College

I went off to college my freshman year under the impression that I was headed towards the greatest experience of my life. Hastily-constructed college movies full of crappy dialogue and 30-year-old actors with perfect faces and bodies cast as 18-year-old freshmen had completely swayed my idea of what to expect, leading me to believe that instead of a liberal arts school in Manhattan, I was actually bound for some version of an orgy interspersed with classes like “The Sociological Impact of Mercantilism in Western Europe: 1600-1750″ (you know, practical, useful information that would directly impact and inform a later career). But it soon became clear that despite such unilaterally manic depictions of the college experience, it was in fact a far more complex transition, and one that was deceptively challenging …

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Feminism | Posted by Katherine P on 01/16/2012

Is This Really What I’m Going To Face?

are my academic dreams possible

are my academic dreams possible?

I’ve always wanted to be a historian, and not just your run of the mill historian but one that changes the study and review of the discipline. But I’ve faced a problem, it’s such a subtle problem that I almost missed it, but in hindsight I realise it’s something I need to tackle head on.

To begin with, you must meet my male friend, J, now J and I are best friends due to our love of history. In fact we both want to study it in university, the difference being that J wishes to be a teacher and I wish to be an academic. During my final year of High School, J and I and others were asked continually what we wished to study.…

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Articles | Posted by Julie Z on 07/14/2009

Syracuse University Chancellor, Nancy Cantor: Interview

A few months ago I got the chance to sit down with Nancy Cantor, the chancellor of Syracuse University. 

 

Chancellor Cantor

Chancellor Cantor

Chancellor Cantor is a pioneer in implementing student interaction with the City of Syracuse, enriching the experiences of Syracuse’s students as well as the community. Because of Chancellor Cantor’s work, Syracuse was classified as a university committed to Community Engagement by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Chancellor Cantor herself won the 2008 Carnegie Corporation Academic Leadership Award. 

She has been an activist for affirmative action, sustainability, liberal education, the creative campus, the status of women in the academy and racial justice and diversity. Chancellor Cantor is recognized for her extensive writings in the area of of social psychology.

Ms. Cantor sat down with the fbomb to …

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