Faculty and Class Blogs

Below you will find blog posts from faculty members about their research and scholarly work as well as classes discussing online. Read and interact! Where appropriate, please post a comment or question and let us know your thoughts.

Marion Nestle - Food Politics (read all posts)

Marion Nestle - Food Politics

Marion Nestle blogs about her work in field of nutrition, dietetics, and food policy.

  • What does “healthy” mean (on food labels)?

    As it promised in response to a petition from the KIND fruit-and-nut bar company (as I discussed in a previous post), the FDA is now asking for public comment on what “healthy” means on food package labels. You might think that any food minimally processed from the plant, tree, animal, bird, or fish would qualify. But “healthy” […]

    Published: Wednesday, September 28th 2016 10:30 AM
  • Food waste and its discontents

    I try not to waste food.  At worst, I compost leftovers. Food waste is a huge issue these days, not least because it appears to be an obvious solution to world hunger. A great many people are working on projects to reduce food waste. Reducing food waste makes us feel like we are doing something […]

    Published: Tuesday, September 27th 2016 08:59 AM

Mark Crispin Miller - News From Underground (read all posts)

Mark Crispin Miller - News From Underground

News From Underground is a daily e-news service run by Mark Crispin Miller

David Elliott - Music Matters: A Philosophy of Music Education (read all posts)

David Elliott - Music Matters: A Philosophy of Music Education

David Elliott and Mariss Silverman discuss an integrated sociocultural, participatory, and ethics-based concept of the natures and values of musics, education, musical understanding, and more.

  • 9/11 and Musical Artivism

    September 11, 2016. Fifteen years ago today, a great tragedy swept the nation and rippled around the world. We take this occasion to pause and wonder: Can/should music educators, music students, and community musicians put their creativities to work—in small or larger ways—to commemorate this anniversary, inspire hope for a better world, and/or celebrate the […]

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    Published: Sunday, September 11th 2016 04:03 PM
  • Artistic Citizenship

    We’re excited to announce our new publication, Artistic Citizenship: Artistry, Social Responsibility, and Ethical Praxis (edited by David Elliott, Marissa Silverman, and Wayne Bowman). New York: Oxford University Press. Check out the website and blog: www.artistic-citizenship.com

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    Published: Sunday, September 11th 2016 12:06 PM

David Kirkland - A Will to Love (read all posts)

David Kirkland - A Will to Love

Aesthetic musings on politics, education, and moral justice.

  • IN THE END, LOVE WILL WIN, BUT WE WILL NEED AN EDUCATION FIRST

    On November 17, 1999, a Michigan jury found, then-13 year-old Nathaniel Abraham guilty of second-degree murder for a killing committed when Abraham was 11. At the time, the young African-American boy was believed to be the youngest American ever charged and convicted of murder as an adult. Abraham’s story reflects the heightening, yet longstanding, public […]

    Published: Sunday, July 24th 2016 11:40 AM
  • Solutions

    Dear Comrade: I wanted to write you because I hear your heart. It beats at me with an urgency that refuses to wait. But don’t lose hope. We can’t lose hope. If we lose hope, we lose. Period. And if we lose, what reason is there for us to be here? Besides, that’s what they […]

    Published: Monday, July 11th 2016 04:49 PM

Fabienne Doucet - (Re)Constructing Home and School (read all posts)

Fabienne Doucet - (Re)Constructing Home and School

Fabienne Doucet's blog related to her work on the relationship between home and school.

  • A Counternarrative

    Imagine if at the beginning of every school year, teachers greeted parents with some variation of the following. In a plastic baggie, place a cotton ball, a tissue, and a tea bag, along with the following poem: Dearest Kindergarten Parents, Here is a little “gift” for you as you leave your precious one with me […]

    Published: Thursday, November 6th 2014 04:16 PM
  • Example 2: What Teachers Really Want to Tell Parents

    In this article, teacher and school founder Ron Clark sets a combative tone for telling parents what their teachers really wish they could tell them if they could, beginning with, “For starters, we are educators, not nannies.” Clark goes on to list more complaints, supported with examples, of parents not trusting teachers and not taking them […]

    Published: Thursday, November 6th 2014 04:06 PM

Nick Mirzoeff - For the Right to Look. New approaches to visuality (read all posts)

Nick Mirzoeff - For the Right to Look. New approaches to visuality

Can convergent digital technologies offer qualitative as well as quantitative means for such a convergence?

  • Occupy Climate Change!

    Occupy climate change! Why? Because the transformations that Occupy seeks in social and economic life are the same as those needed to sustain conditions suitable for human and non-human life on our planet. So the phrase “occupy climate change” is correctly understood to mean “the political economy of sustaining the biosphere and the cultural imaginary.” [...]

    Published: Wednesday, December 21st 2011 12:33 PM
  • The Force of Law #OWS

    For the past few days, Occupy locations have reverberated to the sound of the force of law. I mean this literally. I was awakened at 3.30am on November 15 by the sound of what I think were helicopters above lower Manhattan. The combination of police barricades and the closure of the subways meant that no [...]

    Published: Wednesday, November 16th 2011 04:41 PM