Explore Italy this summer— Eco-educational-style

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Have you ever wanted to explore Italy's Old World Tuscany countryside from a New World, eco-educational vantage point? Athabasca University, in partnership with The Synergia Institute, is providing an opportunity for interested students to do just that from July 10 to 21. Summer school you want to attend The Transition to Cooperative Commonwealth: Pathways to a New Political … [Read more...]

Black History Month

Black History Month

First established on February 7, 1926 as Negro History Week under the leadership of African American historian Carter G Woodson, director of the Association for the Study of Negro American Life and History, which was renamed the Association for the Study of African American Life and History in 1972, Black History Month honours the achievement of black people under the adversities … [Read more...]

Alumna puts sexuality out in the open

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Nothing tells the story of Athabasca University better than the success of our students and alumni — people who are making their marks on the job and in their communities. Meet Nina Sangra, MC ’16, AU Future Alumna recipient, Calgary It takes a special person to be a good therapist, especially when helping individuals along the healing journey from sexual violence. They should be … [Read more...]

U.S. Election Notebook #13: Political futures

August 2004 – One of many protests outside the Republican National Convention, which selected George W. Bush to run for a second term (Jonathan McIntosh, Wikimedia Commons).

In the final entry in a series entitled U.S. Election Notebook, Athabasca University professor Paul Kellogg identifies some of the possible future directions in U.S. politics, made visible by the 2016 U.S. presidential election. In the last blog post, Kellogg discussed insight from W.E.B. Du Bois. Hopes Whatever the short-term result of the 2016 election, in the long run, Donald … [Read more...]

U.S. Election Notebook #12: ‘A sort of public and psychological wage’

January 15, 1975 – Reverend Jesse Jackson (centre) in a march for jobs around the White House (Thomas J. O’Halloran, Wikimedia Commons). Psychological Public

In the twelfth of a series entitled U.S. Election Notebook, Athabasca professor Paul Kellogg reminds us of a great insight from W.E.B. Du Bois. In the tenth of the, Paul Kellogg examined arguments which equate the Democratic and Republican Parties. Populist voices It is not uncommon to see working class populist anger as the key to the 2016 election campaign, fuelling both Bernie … [Read more...]

U.S. Election Notebook #11: Not a dime’s worth of difference?

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In the eleventh of a series entitled U.S. Election Notebook, Athabasca professor Paul Kellogg examines arguments which equate the Democratic and Republican Parties. In the tenth blog, he explored Michelle Alexander’s important reframing of contemporary U.S. politics. Two party system? There is a well-worn path taken by critical thinkers, equating the Republican Party with the … [Read more...]

U.S. Election Notebook #10: The New Jim Crow

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In the tenth of a series entitled U.S. Election Notebook, Athabasca University professor Paul Kellogg explores Michelle Alexander’s important reframing of contemporary U.S. politics. In the ninth in the series, Kellogg looked at mass incarceration and its implications for U.S. electoral politics. Trigger warning – article discusses racialized and sexualized violence. Michelle … [Read more...]

U.S. Election Notebook #9: Locking up the vote

June 8, 2012 – “A typical cell” (Ken Piorkowski, Wikimedia Commons)

In Glass ceilings and backlash, Athabasca University  Professor Paul Kellogg examined the shocking sexism frequently directed against presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. In our ninth of a series entitled U.S. Election Notebook, Kellogg looks at mass incarceration and its implications for U.S. electoral politics. Trends Donald Trump’s support amongst African-Americans is at … [Read more...]

U.S. Election Notebook #7: Glass ceilings & backlash

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In the seventh of the U.S. Election Notebook series entitled Glass ceilings and backlash, Athabasca University professor Paul Kellogg examines the shocking sexism frequently directed against presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. In the sixth blog,  Kellogg looked behind the numbers, to see just who likes and dislikes the two main U.S. presidential candidates. In crisis Donald … [Read more...]

U.S. Election Notebook #6: The Colour Line

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In the sixth of a series entitled U.S. Election Notebook, Athabasca University professor Paul Kellogg looks behind the numbers, to see just who likes and dislikes the two main U.S. presidential candidates – Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. In the fifth of the series, professor Paul Kellogg sees the shadow of the anti-civil rights figure George Wallace in the current U.S. … [Read more...]