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 the Role of Community Colleges in Healing a Nation</u></span></span></span></a></div>
<div style="color:#333333;font-family:Calibri,Verdana,sans-serif;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff"><em style="color:#905e02">Times Higher Education<br></em><span style="color:#333333"><span style="color:#333333">If we are to believe that
 the purpose of higher education is to deliver on the democratic promise of social
 and economic mobility—as surely we must—then we ignore the pivotal
 importance of community colleges in civic education at our own peril.</span></span>
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<div style="color:#333333;font-family:Calibri,Verdana,sans-serif;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff"><em style="color:#905e02">The Hechinger Report<br></em><span style="color:#333333">Employers rate “ability to work in teams”
 as the most important skill required of college graduates; 62 percent of employers
 said this skill is “very important,” while another 31 percent rated
 it as “somewhat important,”
according to a recent employer survey
 conducted by the Association of American Colleges & Universities<span style="color:#ba372a">.</span></span><span style="color:#ba372a"> <a style="color:#ba372a;font-weight:normal;text-decoration:underline" href="http://aacu.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT0yMzA0MDc4JnA9MSZ1PTUxODgyODc1MSZsaT0yMjI2NzE2Mg/index.html" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Read more >></a>  </span></div>
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<div style="color:#333333;font-family:Calibri,Verdana,sans-serif;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff"><em style="color:#905e02">Inside Higher Ed<br></em><span style="color:#333333">After a year of pain and protest,
we are now seeing an
 acceleration of increasingly pointed attempts to roll back long-standing efforts
 to build a more inclusive educational system and teach the truth about race and
 racism in America.<span style="color:#ba372a"></span>
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<div style="color:#333333;font-family:Calibri,Verdana,sans-serif;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff"><em style="color:#905e02">Inside Higher Ed<br></em><span style="color:#333333"><span style="color:#333333"><span style="color:#333333">Professors
 have a responsibility as intellectuals to question established paradigms and hierarchies;
 combat the erasure (or mere ignorance) of knowledge produced by those outside
 established institutions; highlight the contributions, ideas and experiences of
 all people; and recognize the ways that power relations shape the production,
 dissemination and application of knowledge.<br></span></span></span><span style="color:#ba372a"><a style="color:#ba372a;font-weight:normal;text-decoration:underline" href="http://aacu.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT0yMzA0MDc4JnA9MSZ1PTUxODgyODc1MSZsaT0yMjI2NzE2NA/index.html" rel="noopener" target="_blank"><span style="font-family:Calibri,Verdana,'sans serif'">Read more >></span></a>  </span></div>
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<em style="font-family:Calibri,Verdana,sans-serif;color:#905e02">Inside Higher Ed<br></em><span style="color:#333333;font-family:Calibri,Verdana,sans-serif;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff">While majors are not deterministic of later life careers or incomes,
 they are certainly impactful. Many higher-paid careers require STEM training,
 and applications to professional graduate programs, such as medical school, require rigorous undergraduate
pathways—those same pathways from which students of color are often pushed
 out. <span style="color:#ba372a"><a style="color:#ba372a;font-weight:normal;text-decoration:underline" href="http://aacu.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT0yMzA0MDc4JnA9MSZ1PTUxODgyODc1MSZsaT0yMjI2NzE2NQ/index.html" rel="noopener" target="_blank"><span style="font-family:Calibri,Verdana,'sans serif'">Read more >></span></a> </span></span></p>
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<em><span style="font-family:Calibri,Verdana,sans-serif">By Adam Schneider and Dan Skinner <br></span></em><span style="font-family:Calibri,Verdana,sans-serif">Rethinking the language of
 implicit and unconscious bias is an important step toward understanding the magnitude
 of the challenge before us. In our rush to show stakeholders we are taking a defining
 issue of our day seriously, we are tempted to embrace quick, surface-level fixes.
 But as Sigmund Freud made clear throughout his career, there is no quick fix for
 deep-seated phenomena residing within the unconscious.</span>
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