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Formative Experiences: Reflections From Alumni: In Conversation with Rosalin Walcott


Kobena Amoah

As a young girl growing up in the projects of the South Bronx, Rosalin Walcott embraced lessons from her grandfather and older sister about the importance of knowledge and community. Little did she know, she was being

prepared for what would be her life’s journey: one dedicated to improving the lives of others and learning.

Sensitive Souls


Denzel Marufu

I know not what is wrong, I know not what is right, therefore, I know not who I am. In my bouts of arrogance, I can barely look another being in the eye - such is my disgust at mankind. In my bouts of despair, I long for solace in that which disgusts me more than anything. 

Freedom as Political Representation


Kelechi Taye

“Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.”

Toni Morrison, Beloved

On April 22, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States in the Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action upheld Michigan’s Proposal 2, an amendment prohibiting the state’s public colleges and universities use of “preferential treatment” on the basis of race in its admissions process.

Motivating Collective action


Kobena Amoah

At noon on Friday, January 20, 2017, it was official that America had a new president. Donald J. Trump had been inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States. In hindsight, it was obvious President Trump’s tenure was marked with a background of contentious divide within the nation. Yet, the development of growing discontent could not be limited to developments immediate to the election. Discontent had always been a general theme of American politics. However, the fact is there was a change in American politics that year. It was not that more people suddenly became aggrieved. It was that more aggrieved people started to express their grievances. And so a question naturally arises, why did social movements become commonplace?

Backdrop: Reflections From Faculty In Conversation with Dr. DeJuran Richardson


Kobena Amoah

The tale of teacher motivation is often told as a single consistent story.

Nevertheless, there are two components to it. The first concerns the teacher’s own motivation. The second concerns the teacher’s interactions with their students. This second part from the story of Dr. Richardson is one marked by supportiveness, a view shared by many of his students.

Editor's Comments, February 2021


Editor's Comments

Kobena Amoah

The idea of restoring the publication became reality in the 2019-20 academic calendar year, under the initiative of Ellen Kazembe (Former Editor-In-Chief) and has ever since been successful. While I had not been involved in the first publication, my encounter with the chief editor at the time, Ellen Kazembe, inspired my association with the publication.