Diversity should include LGBTQIA faculty members

Rightfully so, we are experiencing a “moment” where marginalized members of our community (that is, the American community at large) are getting at least a little more recognition than they have, historically. But are LGBTQIA persons being marginalized as we work toward racial and gender equality? According to one Ivy League university, gay professors aren’t […]

“Why isn’t my sourdough starter working?” is #1 question at King Arthur Flour helpline

In an interview aired on NPR’s Morning Edition today, a call center worker at King Arthur Flour, technically a “Baker Specialist,” was asked, among the 18,000 contacts made in April, what was the top question aspiring bakers had for the hotline helpers. ” ‘Why isn’t my sourdough starter working?’ ” Maggie Perry replied with a […]

My crash course in distance education (during the coronavirus lockdown)

In what seems like much longer, just a couple months ago, in early-March, students in my A&P class were buzzing about what was going to happen if the coronavirus made landfall in San Diego. “Are we still going to have class after spring break?”“How will we turn in our lab book homework?”“Are they going to […]