West Virginia University linguist Kirk Hazen is among a wave of scholars seeking to put to rest “Beverly Hillbillies”-style myths and stigmas about Appalachia.
George Koonce, Jr. is a former East Carolina and NFL linebacker who played with the Green Bay Packers from 1992-1999 and played his final season in 2000 with the Seattle Seahawks. Koonce may seem like a busy man but he has also had time to start developing a career-based software to help college athletes at all levels.
Earlier this year, University of California President Janet Napolitano invited deans and department heads to a seminar on inclusivity on campus. A large theme was how the university could better address microaggressions, the subtle comments, “slights” or “snubs” that signal bias against someone’s race, background or identity.
For people with disabilities, college can seem a distant dream. But a new program at a Minnesota university hopes to change that, at least for some young people, this fall. purplearrowSome programs, such as the University of Arizona’s Strategic Alternative Learning Technique Center and East Carolina University’s STEPP program, urge students with disabilities to report any existing conditions …