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.

  • Brazil’s food revolution is working!

    Bridget Huber of The Food and Environment Reporting Network (FERN) has produced a don’t-miss” article in The Nation: “Welcome to Brazil, where a food revolution Is changing the way people eat: How the country challenged the junk-food industry and became a global leader in the battle against obesity.” As she explains, Latin America is leading worldwide opposition to […]

    Published: Friday, July 29th 2016 09:33 AM
  • No wonder food labels are so hard to read

    I’m fascinated by this story about how the FDA came to design the new version of the food label, soon to be seen on packages in a supermarket near you. The article explains what the FDA was up against: Nestlé [note: no relation] lobbied to skirt clarifying disclosures on packaging that ranges between 1.5 and 2 […]

    Published: Thursday, July 28th 2016 10:01 AM

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

Niobe Way - The Huffington Post (read all posts)

Niobe Way - The Huffington Post

Niobe Way researches how schools, families, and peers as well as larger political and economic contexts influence developmental trajectories

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

Lisa Stulberg - The Huffington Post (read all posts)

Lisa Stulberg - The Huffington Post

For this project, she and her co-author have interviewed more than one hundred actors, athletes, musicians, activists, writers, and other high-profile advocates for LGBTQ social justice.

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.

  • 5 Examples of Music for Humane Values

    Music and music education can yield a wide variety of humane values, including the following: 1. Brass for Africa: Music can engage, empower, and repair. 2. The North Jersey Home School Association Chorale is an award-winning chorus directed by Beth Prins. Prins teaches music as a vehicle for “doing good” in the world. For example, as […]

    The post 5 Examples of Music for Humane Values appeared first on Music Matters.

    Published: Tuesday, April 26th 2016 03:47 PM
  • Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! “Everybody has the Blues. Everybody longs for meaning. Everybody needs to love and be loved. Everybody needs to clap hands and be happy. Everybody longs for faith. In music, especially this broad category called Jazz, there is a stepping stone towards all of these. We must use time creatively.”  Thank you, […]

    The post Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day appeared first on Music Matters.

    Published: Monday, January 18th 2016 10:12 AM

Noel Scott Anderson - The Huffington Post (read all posts)

Noel Scott Anderson - The Huffington Post

Noel S. Anderson is Clinical Professor of Educational Leadership and Director of the Educational Leadership Program in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development at NYU.

Pedro Noguera - Urban Sociologist (read all posts)

Pedro Noguera - Urban Sociologist

Pedro Noguera researches the ways schools are influenced by social and economic conditions in the urban environment

Gary Anderson - The Huffington Post (read all posts)

Gary Anderson - The Huffington Post

Gary Anderson blogs for the Huffington Post about Educational Policy.

Charlton McIlwain - CharltonMcIlwain.com (read all posts)

Charlton McIlwain - CharltonMcIlwain.com

Charlton McIlwain discusses the politics of race, media and other topics

  • Criminal Blackness

    Last week I was invited to speak at an excellent conference produced by the Academy Program, Jewish Museum of Berlin. The conference focused on global issues of media, minorities and migration. My talk focused on representations of blacks in crime in news media reporting from 1990 to the present. Additionally, I looked at the way […]

    Published: Saturday, December 6th 2014 11:48 AM
  • Obama, Nigger & Racism in the U.S.

    A few folks have asked this week what I thought about Obama using the word, nigger, during his interview with Marc Maron on WTF.  I offered some comments I offered to a newspaper outlet that ultimately didn’t make it into their story. I thought I’d share my comments here. QUESTION: Wondering if you could weigh in how […]

    Published: Friday, June 26th 2015 12:04 AM

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

Perry N. Halkitis - The Huffington Post (read all posts)

Perry N. Halkitis - The Huffington Post

Perry Halkitis examines the intersection between the HIV, drug abuse, and mental health.

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