PoC News in America

Happy Black History Month, everyone! Here’s how you can help shut down the ignorant haters, just like John Boyega, or celebrate with the rest of the internet.

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Ask UfYH: Keeping Your Dorm Room Unf*&%ed

That’s right, kids. Back-to-school is almost upon us, and for many of you, that means it’s time to pack up and move your life into half of a 12’x19′ dorm room. You already know the conventional advice (check what your roommate is bringing, shower caddies!, etc.), but living your life in such a tiny shared space is a little more complicated than that. Let’s talk about how to unfuck your dorm room before it has the chance to get fucked up in the first place. Read More Ask UfYH: Keeping Your Dorm Room Unf*&%ed

Friday News Bites: Policy Changes, YouTube Chicanery + More

From college funding to anti-discrimination to my using a weird word in a headline — it’s time for another sampler platter of news stories to see you into the weekend.

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Here’s our roundup of the best that ladyblogland had to offer.

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Decoding the College Reunion Invitation

Two weeks ago, I received my college reunion invitation. Since I was in the middle of conference planning, I didn’t really have time to process this. However, now that the conference is over, I can begin weeping or rather just aggressively refuse to be nostalgic. Read More Decoding the College Reunion Invitation

Dispatches from Adjunct Land: Ending a Class

The end of a class is bittersweet. After nine weeks, I’m tired, too, and ready for a break. But I’ve gotten to know my students, and wish I could spend more time with them. I think about them after class has ended and wonder if they use what I have taught them. I hope they do well in the future. And I think about my future, too.

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A Few Tips for Undergrads (and Teaching Assistants) from a (Former) Graduate Assistant

It’s that time of year when students and professor return to college classrooms to, gods willing, learn something to take out into the world. Last semester became an extended learning moment for me when I agreed to become a graduate assistant for one of my professors. Like many graduate assistants, my duties included creating and grading assignments for one of her undergraduate courses. After a few months and many frustrations, I can tell you that there are a few things undergrads (and teaching/graduate assistants) could keep in mind to make this process easier on all of us. Things like… Read More A Few Tips for Undergrads (and Teaching Assistants) from a (Former) Graduate Assistant