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Dr. Bunsen Honeydew Is Always a Win

There was more than one set of Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and his assistant Beaker at the March for Science and that made the event even more wonderful. Second in size only to the Women’s March, this celebration of the importance of research and facts was well attended, despite a steady rain. Here is the picture essay from the day.

Scenes from the March for Science and Earth Day, April 22 2017 on the mall, Washington, D.C.
Chronicle photo by Julia Schmalz

Groups That Oppose Abortion See Opportunity Under Trump

This year I attended the March for Life  for our sister publication, The Chronicle of Philanthropy. The story was on groups that oppose abortion see opportunity under Trump.

Scenes From the Women’s March on Washington

Hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Washington, D.C. Below the sea of pink, connections to academe were easily found below the surface.  Here is a photo essay from the day.

Scenes from the Women’s March on Washington following the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as president of the United States, Washington D.C.
Chronicle of Higher Education photo by Julia Schmalz

First Amendment

The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances.

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Confirmation for Betsy DeVos

DeVos Takes Center Stage: Highlights From Her Confirmation Hearing

Ikie’s College Dream

I read and watched a lot of stories out of West Virginia out of the election and all were focusing on red vs. blue politics. I wanted to put a face on the story and hear firsthand what is going on in rural Appalachia. Ikie Brooks took me on a tour of his town and shared his story with me. Ikie is one of those students who is a true gem.

Nurturing ‘the Next Generation of Women-of-Color Leaders’

Inside SisterMentors, a nonprofit group that mentors girls from low-income families and helps women complete their dissertations.

Shireen K. Lewis is dedicated to increasing the number of minority women who have earned Ph.D.s. As founder of the nonprofit SisterMentors, Ms. Lewis takes a holistic approach, helping minority girls realize and develop their talents. The organization supports these young students from elementary school through college via a robust network of women who know the ins and outs of applying to, getting into, and completing college. Many of the girls are the first generation in their families to pursue higher education. Often they are poor.

Since its founding, in 1997, SisterMentors has helped 62 women in the Washington, D.C., region earn their doctorates, and more than 40 girls go to college. Ms. Lewis, who is also executive director of the umbrella nonprofit EduSeed, is gearing up for SisterMentors’ 20th anniversary, in 2017 — and for helping new generations of girls realize their educational dreams.