Steinhardt in the News 11/11/11: Nestle, Zimmerman, Metropolitan Center for Urban Education

Steinhardt faculty figured prominently in the conversation on athletics in education, food advocacy, and the use of hip hop in the classroom during the week of November 11, 2011.

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Marion Nestle was named the 2nd most powerful foodie by Michael Pollan in Forbes. (Michelle Obama was #1.) Nestle is Steinhardt’s Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health.

Michael Pollan: The World’s 7 Most Powerful Foodies

 

In a Philadelphia Inquirer op/ed, historian Jonathan Zimmerman, professor of history, writes the Penn State scandal is diverting us from larger issues: “the perverse role of athletics in American education, and the ingrained sexism of our society.”

Of boys and big-time sports

A report released by the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education found that more than 300 middle schools, high schools, and after-school programs have been spicing up typical lessons with hip hop, a genre of music that has long been kept out of classrooms.

 

Teachers Use Hip Hop to Engage Students