The back-and-forth emails discovered between a director of admissions and a trustee have exposed the nepotism of college admissions that goes on behind closed doors. On several occasions, Brent Sembler, a trustee of Florida State University, worked with Director of Admissions Janice Finney to get the children of friends and potential donors into the university. In one email, he is quoted as saying, “[The student’s] family is capable of funding our new Business School!” Continue reading
JMU students, faculty, and staff are anxiously awaiting their week-long break for the Thanksgiving holiday. It is a time for friends and family to gather together and reconnect with one another, as well as giving thanks while enjoying a delicious Thanksgiving dinner. But for some, their family lives too far away and they cannot afford to travel to spend the holidays with them. Others cannot afford the delectable abundance of food that will fill the tables of many families next Thursday. Continue reading
The transgender community has made great strides in equality over the past few years. For people who are part of the transgender or trans community, meaning that their gender identity and/or expression does not align with the biological sex that was assigned to them at birth, these gains have been huge. In 2013, both Colorado and California passed laws protecting the rights of transgender people in public facilities. A year later, the Obama administration proclaimed that transgender people are federally protected from discrimination under the Civil Rights Act.
However, these victories are not as universal as they might seem. Continue reading
The Madison Collaborative Educators will be at both tabling sessions! Come by and see them!