Author - Amanda Spurgeon

Little Lesson on Microagressions

Microaggressions are daily indignities that happen in conversation and come from intentional of unintentional bias. At the core, they're based on stereotypes. Dr. Monica Smith teaches us how to recognize microaggressions and how to draw attention to them in a non-confrontational way to create access and reduce stereotypes.

Amanda Spurgeon
Amanda Spurgeon
October 1, 2019

Little Lesson on Urban Farming

Amanda Spurgeon
Amanda Spurgeon
August 16, 2019

Little Lesson on the college admissions scandal

The Varsity Blues college admissions scandal garnered a lot of attention because of celebrity involvement, but what does it mean for the admission process at large? W. Kent Barnds gives us a lesson on college admissions, Varsity Blues and the value of education.

Amanda Spurgeon
Amanda Spurgeon
July 26, 2019

Little Lesson on Nuclear Physics

Just what does an experimental nuclear physicist do? Nathan Frank gives us a lesson on what it's like to be the first person to discover an exotic nuclei, and how that affects nuclear physics at large.

Amanda Spurgeon
Amanda Spurgeon
July 3, 2019

Getting started as a first generation college student

You might feel overwhelmed about how to start searching for colleges if you're the first in your family to go, but thinking about price and campus culture can help you narrow down your optionsĀ 

Amanda Spurgeon
Amanda Spurgeon
June 25, 2019

Little Lesson on Propaganda

Can you tell the difference between news and propaganda? Most people can't, especially when information is shared on social media. David Snowball teaches us how to think critically and strategically about information provided through news and social media for the sole purpose of influencing the emotions and beliefs of the people.

Amanda Spurgeon
Amanda Spurgeon
June 20, 2019

Little Lesson on Voice Identity

Transgender people's voices don't always match their desired gender presentation. How do you help them sound like their true selves when hormones don't affect the voice? That's where Fiona Briggs comes in.

Amanda Spurgeon
Amanda Spurgeon
June 6, 2019

Little Lesson on Uncomfortable Truths

Dr. Monica Smith talks about the residual effects of historical racism, and the need to actively push back against the systems that create unequal access for people of color, women and other minority groups.

Amanda Spurgeon
Amanda Spurgeon
May 2, 2019