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Researcher develops tools to remedy race, gender gaps in standardized test performance

Researcher develops tools to remedy race, gender gaps in standardized test performance

After finishing a lecture about using euphemisms to discuss embarrassing or upsetting topics—death, bodily functions, sex—Dr. Matthew McGlone, assistant professor of communication studies, was approached by an African American woman in the audience whose daughter was about to enter kindergarten. “Do you have any suggestions on how I can talk to my daughter about African…   » Continue Reading

Documentary Center faculty, students train lenses on issues of war, labor and marginalized people

Documentary Center faculty, students train lenses on issues of war, labor and marginalized people

<a href="#photos”>PHOTO GALLERY In the 1977 film “Annie Hall,” Woody Allen’s character, Alvy Singer, repeatedly drags Diane Keeton’s character, Annie, to see the “The Sorrow and the Pity,” the four-hour documentary about France under the Nazi Occupation. The joke is that Singer uses the film to wallow in his misery. Contrary to the suggestion that…   » Continue Reading