Browsing All posts tagged under »Diversity«

Diversity, moving from theory to practice

July 18, 2020


We left off a few weeks ago with the commitment to diversity made explicit in 2008 by various official documents issued by the University of Alabama. How was diversity itself to be diversified at UA to include more than just hiring increasing numbers of African American faculty and administrators, and recruiting more students in the […]

Expanding Diversity at the University of Alabama

June 29, 2020


A few weeks ago we began an examination of racial integration, diversity, and its brothers “equity” and “inclusion” in the overall scheme of education across the nation, but more specifically at the University of Alabama for the obvious reason that we are here, not someplace else. At various points between 2008 and today UA moved–in […]

George Will, California, and Alabama

June 18, 2020


Not too long ago one of George Wills’ columns was devoted to “Higher education’s mandatory political participation.” What in the world was George writing about this time? “Mandatory political participation” of whom, in what? I read on and found myself understanding George this time, almost the first time around.  As usual George approached his subject […]