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Semester coming to an end

The class experience has changed throughout the semester for me, which it has changed for the better. When I first enrolled in the class, as many of you know, it was a requirement to take this class. When I first starting to come to the class, I was dreading every moment of it because it …

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Challenges Facing Our Higher Education System

Higher education has been and will continue to be faced with many issues that impact not only the field of animal science, but really every field in the United States. In my blog post I am going to bring up a lot of the issues that higher education in the United States is facing then …

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Intersectionality

What is intersectionality? The term intersectionality was brought to light by Kimberlé Crenshaw, who was a professor at Columbia University and UCLA. When looking up the term intersectionality the following definition comes up “the complex, cumulative way in which the effects of multiple forms of discrimination (such as racism, sexism, and classism) combine, overlap, or intersect especially …

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diversity/inclusion issue in animal science

An issue that I believe is still seen in animal science is the lack of diversity. When I first got into the field of animal science, especially at the university of Missouri, most of my professors and graduate teaching assistants were predominantly white. Now, to my first year in graduate school I believe that the …

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Blog Post #2

What is stereotype threat? When first reading the prompt I had no idea what a stereotype threat was or what it entailed. I had to do some research on the exactly what was a stereotype threat. This research lead to many websites that state that stereotype threat is “the risk of confirming negative stereotypes about …

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Hopes and goals

To be honest, I did not really decide to take this class on personal choice. This class was is a new requirement for the animal and poultry science graduates, so that is the main reason why I am in this class today. Just because I did not personally pick this class does not mean that …

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Blog Introduction to Grad 5214

My name is Cooper Fritzlen and I go by he/ him/ his pronouns. Then I am also a first year Master’s student in Animal and Poultry Science specifically looking at Poultry Nutrition. Along with that I am also a TA, but will not be TAing a course until the spring. Then to tell you more …

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