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Hegeman, Susan; Ortiz, Paul – Thought & Action, 2018
In the fall of 2017, the University of Florida (UF) and the city of Gainesville were part of a coda to a terrible event in recent U.S. history: the violent torch-wielding rally of white supremacists and extreme far-right groups in the college town of Charlottesville, Virginia, that left three people dead and at least 33 injured. These events…
Descriptors: Unions, Antisocial Behavior, Labor Relations, Universities
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Proffitt, Jennifer M.; White, John Wesley – Thought & Action, 2017
The euphemism that Florida, the nation's third most populous and politically powerful state, is a battleground is an apt description--and more than just every four years. Every year, every day in the state's capital, Florida has become high ground for pro-corporate, special-interest lobbyists who seek to instill a far-right legislative and social…
Descriptors: Violence, Prevention, Fear, Weapons
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Bordelon, David – Thought & Action, 2017
David Bordelon identifies himself as one of the majority of Americans who voted to keep Trump out of office. In this article he discusses his confusion by the Tea Party's fixation on welfare fraud, and inability to recognize it in President Trump's behavior. The author says that he can only hope that his confusion will be shared, and progress to…
Descriptors: Elections, Political Campaigns, Political Candidates, Politics
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Barrett-Fox, Rebecca – Thought & Action, 2016
This article examines how scripts that circulate among culturally and theologically conservative Christian students, whether they are categorized as "born again," "Religious Right," "Christian Right," "nondenominational," "evangelical," or "fundamental," aim to prime students for the…
Descriptors: Christianity, Beliefs, Political Attitudes, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Curtin, Maureen – Thought & Action, 2013
Maureen Curtin, associate professor in the English and Creative Writing Department at the State University of New York (SUNY) in Oswego, reports in this article on an initiative that is designed to spur teams of faculty and visiting artists to teach "intellectual issues" through students' storytelling. The courses were part of the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Story Telling, College Students, College Faculty
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Travis, Jon E. – Thought & Action, 2012
When these inequities began to change in the 20th century, due in part to the sweeping court-ordered integration following Brown v. Board of Education and the simultaneous expansion of public colleges and universities, all citizens began to gain access to educational achievement and, as a result, true access to the American power structure. The…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, Academic Freedom, Governance