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Drexel 2030: Anti-Racism Task Force Podcast
Drexel University is executing a strategic plan to effectively and intentionally address shifts in higher education and broader challenges facing society. These challenges were magnified in 2020 with nationwide calls for anti-racism movements. The initiatives developed and executed through Drexel's Strategic Plan will ensure that we establish a diverse, inclusive, and anti-racist learning community that provides equitable opportunities for excellence and achievement for all faculty, students, professional staff, and partners. This work importantly intersects with the recommendations put forth by Drexel's Anti-Racism Task Force. In this podcast, members of the Task Force discuss what it means to be an anti-racist university, what Drexel has accomplished thus far, and the work we will continue to do moving forward.
10,000 Hours - Episode 402 - Sandra Parks
"All She Wants to Do is Dance"
We tend to think of dance as a female-dominated field. But is it? Assistant teaching professor Sandra Parks breaks down the ways the industry keeps women out of leadership positions, and what needs to be done to bring about change.
10,000 Hours - Episode 403 - Jim Connell
"The Kids are Alright"
Despite what 80's teen movies told us, throwing "bad kids" into detention doesn't actually help them. Jim Connell, an associate professor at Drexel, draws on his own experiences and his work in behavioral health to find better ways to help troubled kids.
10,000 Hours - Episode 406 - Jim Goepel
"Please, Just Change Your Password"
Be honest, when's the last time you thought about how safe your personal information was online? Jim Goepel, an adjunct professor at Drexel, explains how to protect yourself online (and begs you to please, please, change your password every once in a while).
10,000 Hours - Episode 401 - Tom Hipper
"Talk COVID to Me"
To wear masks or not to wear masks, that is the question. The messaging we received about the COVID-19 pandemic was...confusing, to say the least. Tom Hipper, an assistant professor at Drexel, looks at exactly what went wrong, and how we can (and must) change the way we communicate to the public when the next disaster strikes.
10,000 Hours - Episode 404 - Danuta Nitecki
"Having Fun Isn’t Hard When You’ve Got a Library Card"
In the age of e-books and Amazon, what's the point of libraries? Danuta Nitecki, Drexel's Dean of Libraries, explains exactly why libraries still play a pivotal role, both on campus and in communities.
This podcast is so enjoyable. It's like sitting in on a conversation with a friend. The questions are so thought provoking and really inspire you to think about your own path, You will also laugh along with Maurice, who is such an easy and comfortable host (you can tell he is just as curious as we are about these people and their journey), as he gets these folks to open up, joke around and also really explore who they are, where they began and how they got to the space and place where they are today. I am an instant fan!