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Power in Principle

Month: May 2023

University of Virginia Hosts anti-white staff training workshops

The University of Virginia and Cal Poly hosted workshops on dismantling Whiteness for teachers and administrators.  The workshops aim to increase anti-racism and dismantle Whiteness in teaching. Both workshops were optional and took place over the course of a few…

Stanford University Creates a guide to eliminating harmful speech such as “American” and “User” from university websites.

Stanford University’s new harmful language index policy garners criticism from news and social media.  Earlier this week, Stanford University released a harmful word index cautioning against ordinary language such as “American.” Initially launched in May, this project was self-describes as…

Bill Maher: Administrative Glut on College Campuses

In a recent episode of Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO, Bill Maher sat down with two college professors to discuss the current college administration crisis and the “College Experience.”  Daniel Bessner, an Associate Professor at the University of…

Murals of the UW Rathskeller

The UW Memorial Union opened in 1928 as a meeting place for students and soon after, in 1933, the Rathskeller started serving beer. “Rathskeller” is the name of the room found in the basement of a traditional Bavarian town hall…