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  • The voices of U Street’s ‘Black Broadway’ days are fading. Time to hit record.
    August 27, 2014
    Oral histories “capture the essence of a people. They capture the soul, the struggle, the humor and music,” Maurice Jackson, professor of history, on the oral history of D.C.'s U Street corridor.
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    Source: The Washington Post

  • Following Ferguson: Teaching the Crisis in the Classroom
    August 26, 2014
    Color Lines writes about how Marcia Chatelain, professor of history, used Twitter to put together a #FergusonSyllabus for teachers looking for resources for their classrooms.
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    Source: Color Lines

  • How the #FergusonSyllabus Can Help Teachers Talk About Race and Rights on the First Day of School
    August 26, 2014
    “A hashtag cannot address structural mistrust, public negligence, poverty and unemployment. But the incredible educators who have shared their resources and ideas with #FergusonSyllabus do have the power to move us closer to reconciliation, a greater commitment of justice and conversations that are long overdue,” Marcia Chatelain, professor of history, on how educators can contribute resources for talking about Ferguson with their students.
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    Source: Yes Magazine

  • For Ferguson, Help From a Hashtag
    August 26, 2014
    "I started with my friends on Twitter, asking that they devote some part of the first day of classes to talking about Ferguson and Michael Brown. Something bad had happened, and if we didn’t talk about it, it would surely happen again and again," Marcia Chatelain, professor of history, on how educators can contribute to the conversation about Ferguson.
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    Source: The Hoya

  • How to Teach Kids About What's Happening in Ferguson
    August 25, 2014
    "My idea was simple, but has resonated across the country: Reach out to the educators who use Twitter. Ask them to commit to talking about Ferguson on the first day of classes. Use the hashtag: #FergusonSyllabus," Marcia Chatelain, professor of history, on how to inspire educators to discuss Ferguson on the first day of class.
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    Source: The Atlantic

  • Schools in Ferguson Area Prepare for an Emotional Opening Day
    August 24, 2014
    “Please don’t fixate on debating the merits of the actors in this drama. Rather, look at this as an opportunity to help your students understand the complications of it,” Marcia Chatelain, professor of history, on how educators should discuss the events of Ferguson with their students.
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    Source: The New York Times

  • Educators ask: How to teach Ferguson?
    August 22, 2014
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes about the Twitter campaign #FergusonSyllabus, started by Marcia Chatelain, professor of history, aimed at sharing resources to teach issues surrounding the events in Ferguson.
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    Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

  • 5 Things You Didn't Know About Human Trafficking
    August 19, 2014
    "Contrary to claims that 'modern-day slavery' is all around us, the politically thorny reality is that exploited migrant labor is all around us," Denise Brennan, associate professor and chair of anthropology, on forced labor in the United States.
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    Source: Rolling Stone

  • Coercive Relationships and Forced Labor in America
    August 6, 2014
    "Trafficking into forced labor can become a way of life in places where corruption thrives and builds on the normalization of abuse of women, children, and the poor," Denise Brennan, associate professor and chair of anthropology, on coercive relationships and forced labor.
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    Source: Utne Reader

  • Jobs and the "Great Recession"
    August 1, 2014
    "The biggest way in which this recession was different from previous ones is the depth of the crisis - the fact that the drops in aggregate demand were just much bigger in magnitude than in previous recessions." Adriana Kugler, professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy and Vice-Provost for Faculty, on the key features of the recent recession.
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    Source: The World Bank's Jobs Knowledge Platform

  • No sign of U.S. wage inflation yet
    July 31, 2014
    "I think there's going to be a continuation of what we've seen over the past few months...we've seen job growth of over 200,000 a month and there's the expectation that that will continue," Adriana Kugler, professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy and Vice-Provost for Faculty, on the lack of U.S. wage inflation.
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    Source: CNBC

  • Checking Out Obamacare Six Months Later
    June 25, 2014
    "People with complicated family situations or immigration statuses are typically the ones who were affected,” Sabrina Corlette, research professor for the McCourt School of Public Policy on the accessibility of healthcare coverage for those enrolled through the Affordable Care Act.
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    Source: NBC4 Washington

  • Obama's counterterrorism doctrine: Let locals lead the fight
    June 5, 2014
    “It continues our pathology. Our attention has shifted from one trouble spot to another with disastrous results,” Bruce Hoffman, professor and Director of the Center for Peace and Security Studies, on the shift of U.S. counterterrorism efforts from from Afghanistan to Syria.
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    Source: Reuters

  • Stalling Means Avon May Be Calling On Buyers: Real M&A
    June 2, 2014
    "You’re leaving the door open for a deal by not putting up a roadblock that would keep the CEO from doing a deal,” James Angel, professor in the McDonough School of Business, on the willingness of Avon Products Inc. to open its door to potential buyers.
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    Source: Bloomberg

  • Is it ever right to negotiate with terrorists?
    June 2, 2014
    "We should be tough on terrorists, but not on our fellow countrymen who are their captives, which means having to make a deal with the devil when there is no alternative," Bruce Hoffman, professor and Director of the Center for Peace and Security Studies, on negotiations surrounding the release of kidnapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
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    Source: USA Today

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