2011 Spring The Future of Higher Education: Gender, Geography, and the Humanities

April 27, 2011

“The Future of Higher Education: Three Presidential Perspectives”

Lori Bettison-Varga became Scripps College’s eighth president on July 1, 2009, continuing a distinguished career in academia. Dr. Bettison-Varga was unanimously elected by the Board of Trustees in recognition of […]

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April 26, 2011

Jonathan Kozol

In a nation of such abundance, why do so many children go without a decent education? What are the true costs of childhood poverty, and why does the American political […]

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April 14, 2011

Stephen Larsen

Stephen Larsen has established and currently directs international university programs in China and the Asia Pacific region. He develops new degree programs, pathways, and other collaborative opportunities between Asia and […]

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March 29, 2011

Panel Discussion

Gilda L. Ochoa is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies at Pomona College. She is the author of Becoming Neighbors in a Mexican American Community (2004) and Learning […]

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“Race to Nowhere”

Director Vicki Abeles turns the personal political, igniting a national conversation in her new documentary about the pressures faced by American schoolchildren and their teachers in a system and culture […]

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March 24, 2011

Single-sex Education: A History of the Future

Elizabeth English, Head of School, The Archer School for Girls, has served as a leader in both independent and public schools with a focus on improving instruction, school culture, and […]

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March 23, 2011

Shahrzad Mojab

Dr. Mojab was the former Director of the Women and Gender Institute at the University of Toronto (2003-2008), and the past President of the Canadian Association for the Studies of […]

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March 10, 2011

Panel Discussion

Nancy Neiman Auerbach has been at Scripps College since 1993, and has taught a wide range of political economy courses including: Political Economy of Food, Food Politics Practicum, Markets and […]

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March 1, 2011

“Walk Right In”

Created as part of the War on Poverty, the Yale Summer High School brought underprivileged students from across the country to Yale during the 1960s. In 1968, the school redefined […]

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February 22, 2011

“A Small Act”

When Hilde Back sponsored a young, rural Kenyan student, she thought nothing of it. She certainly never expected to hear from him, but years later, now a Harvard graduate and […]

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February 17, 2011

Nelly Stromquist

Dr. Stromquist holds a Ph.D. degree in International Development Education from Stanford University and a master’s in political science from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. She specializes in issues […]

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February 10, 2011

Dr. Jing Lin

Dr. Jing Lin is the author of Love, Peace, and Wisdom in Education: Vision for Education in the 21st Century (2006). She co-edited two books on peace education, Transforming Education […]

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February 3, 2011

Geoffrey Harpham

Geoffrey Galt Harpham heads the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, the only institute for advanced study in the world dedicated exclusively to the humanities. He was […]

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January 26, 2011

Cary Nelson

Cary Nelson is known not only as a blunt and devastatingly witty commentator on higher education but also as an activist working hard to reform it. As a member of […]

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