Tag Archives: ACPA

LGBTQ Presidents in Higher Education and the Potential to Make It Better

Not only are there 25 out and proud LGBTQ Presidents in Higher Education, but they are ready to speak out and make a difference!

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ACPA Reminds Us There Are No Atheist Students

ACPA’s reminder to sign up for a conference call on religious pluralism and interfaith cooperation reminds us how secular students continue to be ignored and disregarded on our college campuses.

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Published! Cronk Article on Vernon Wall/RuPaul

Today, I had an article published in The Cronk of Higher Education! Here’s a preview… Rumors have long circulated that social justice educator and higher education guru Vernon Wall is actually famed drag persona and actor RuPaul. New evidence has emerged recently showing credible evidence that not only are the rumors true, but the two […]

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You Know It’s Still An Employer’s Market When… (Stories from the Job Front)

The craziness of April must be over, because I’m starting to hear from universities again about job searches. Search committees can finally meet regularly and move the process along. It’s a nice feeling, even if it isn’t always good news. More on what I’ve heard this week below. We’re just about at the one-year anniversary […]

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Christian Students Demanding Freedom to Discriminate from Supreme Court

Today, oral arguments began in Christian Legal Society v. Martinez, the case in which a student group at the University of California’s Hastings College of Law is suing for the right to be recognized as a student group (with access to campus resources) and to be able to discriminate based on their religious beliefs (meaning […]

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Psst… Hey Higher Ed, Spirituality Is Still Religion

I saw this cartoon and it reminded me of the hegemonic religious privilege in student affairs: Spirituality demands belief. It doesn’t apply to nonbelievers. I still cringe when I see folks wearing those “I believe” wristbands from ACPA last year. For the record, I don’t.

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Moving ahead with the job search process

A few months ago, I wrote about how I would be starting the job search and pondering to what extent I wanted to market my blog to prospective employers.  Up until this point, I did not mention it on my résumé and only mentioned it in passing during interviews (without offering a URL).  I have […]

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The Privilege of Religiously-Affiliated Universities to Defy Ethical Standards

I’m going to put it out there: religiously-affiliated universities concern me.  Not all of them… just the ones where the affiliation affects what can and can’t happen on the campus.  They have the power to curb students’ rights and manipulate education (especially science, sheesh!).  I think “religiously-affiliated schools” is a misnomer; they act more like […]

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Three Poems for a Weekend Away

My long weekend at the ACPA conference added to a lot of reflection I’ve been doing. Though I don’t think it would be fruitful to reveal personal details about my personal life on this blog, I do think I need to blog about some of my feelings and experiences.  If my goal is to motivate […]

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