Debugging the Gender Gap

Addressing the low numbers of women choosing to study STEM fields and particularly in areas related to software and information technology is the focus of a documentary screening tomorrow, March 22, at the Special Collections Library:

This documentary (rated PG-13) exposes the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap. CODE raises the question: what would society gain from having more women and minorities code?


Shannon testifies at US Commission on Civil Rights

USCCR brief teaser.jpgThe U.S. Commission on Civil Rights briefing on Friday, March 17, to examine the Department of Justice’s enforcement efforts at the municipal level included testimony from assistant professor of sociology Sarah Shannon.

The briefing focused on urgent issues involving civil rights of all Americans: municipal practices of raising money when people come into contact with the justice system. The recent...

Alternative Spring Break

One of the most inspiring and valuable components of the college experience, according to many of our students, is service learning and outreach. This week, many of our students are continuing their learning experience by participating in volunteer projects all across the country through IMPACT.