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Elizabeth Losh
[This post originally published on February 28, 2012.]   Teaching history with comics is becoming increasingly common—the graphic novel’s richly illustrated form accommodates many important genres for traditional historians, including memoirs (such as Art Spiegelman’s Maus, Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, and Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home), government… (Show more)
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Andrea A. Lunsford
[This post originally published on February 17, 2011.]   Beth McGregor came to college from a Midwestern town where she attended a fairly small public school: AP classes were a rarity, and she couldn’t remember writing anything longer than four pages in high school.  Then quite suddenly she was on the west coast, at Stanford, taking  four courses… (Show more)
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Michelle Gayne
There is a resounding assumption that our nation’s high school graduates will enroll in some form of higher education in the fall of the same year they graduate. The assumption starts early on in American public education, with the onslaught of advanced placement/college prep academic tracks, college entrance exam test preparation, college visits,… (Show more)
Meaghan Roche
In this day where issues like fake news, civility, and civic engagement are constant topics of discussion and debate, journalism’s role as the “fourth pillar of democracy” is growing in importance, with technology propelling the industry into the future of communication.   Communication studies remains one of the most popular college majors, with… (Show more)
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David Myers
“When you know a thing, to hold that you know it; and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it; this is knowledge.” ~Confucius (551–479 B.C.E.), Analects One of the pleasures of joining seventeen scholars from six countries at last week’s 20th Sydney Symposium on Social Psychology was getting to know the affable and… (Show more)
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Susan Naomi Bernstein
Written with guest blogger Steve Cormany.   For this month’s post, I have asked my life partner, Steve Cormany, a writer and retired writing teacher, for an oral history of his first published piece of writing. His first publication was written under personally traumatic and historically tragic circumstances in 1970, one day after the Ohio… (Show more)
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Robert Strayer
THE CENTRALITY OF CONTEXT IN WORLD HISTORY        The greatest contribution of World History to the education of our students and our understanding of life in general does NOT primarily lie in the specific events, people, civilizations, and societies that are included in textbooks and courses. Rather, the significance of World History derives…
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Sue Frantz
In my previous blog post, I wrote, “All 25,000+ entries of the American Psychological Association (APA) Dictionary of Psychology are now freely available online. You may just want to let your students know that this resource exists and may be more trustworthy than other sources of definitions for psychological terms students find through a Google… (Show more)
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Andrea A. Lunsford
  This time every year, I look forward to meeting students who have won awards for their work in first and second year Program in Writing and Rhetoric classes at Stanford, and this year brought a very special treat. On May 16, the eighth annual Lunsford Oral Presentation of Research Award ceremony was held in the Hume Center for Writing and… (Show more)
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