Author Archives: Karen DePauw

Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

Edward Alexander Bouchet earned a Ph.D. in physics from Yale College in 1876 and became the first African American to earn a doctorate from a U.S. institution.  In recognition of his accomplishments and contributions to doctoral education, Yale University and Howard … Continue reading

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Risk taking and higher education: Not an oxymoron

Words like revolution, transformation and risk-taking are not necessarily common in higher education….until recently.  And I’m delighted to see the change. “Of the institutions that had been established in the Western world by 1520, 85 still exist – Catholic Church, … Continue reading Continue reading

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Inclusion as learning community: Initial reflections on the journey

Diversity and multicultural were two of the early terms that were used to describe efforts toward increasing demographic diversity in the corporate world and higher education dating back to the 1980s.  Since then, the terminology has continued to evolve as have … Continue reading Continue reading

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