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Hispanic Heritage Month must recognize our struggles, not just our culture

G. Cristina Mora, Associate professor of sociology | September 29, 2020

Too often our celebrations focus on how Latinos have broken into the mainstream or amount to routine communications with “fast facts” on different Latin American countries. But this is not the type of heritage celebration we need right now, not at a moment when Latinos are suffering disproportionately from COVID-19, police brutality, unjust sterilization practices at the border, pandemic-related unemployment and nearly every other major social ill facing the nation.

The physics community needs to include, listen to and hire Black scientists

Charles D. Brown II, postdoctoral scholar in physics | August 24, 2020

In the summer of 2012, as a rising senior physics major at the University of Minnesota, I participated in a 10-week NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates program at the University of Chicago. Every day I would fabricate thin films of quantum dots, and every night I would exercise by running to and from Lake Michigan … Continue reading »