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The Educated Observer - Fall 2010

The Educated Observer - Fall 2010

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Published by: Jesse Costello on Sep 09, 2010
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special advertising supplement to the new York observer 
Out of the Classroom,Onto the Web
Next Step for J-School
Big Star on Campus
Child Actors Flock to NY Schools
MBA Reality Check
All Your Questions Answered
Gowns on the Town
The City as the Lecture Hall
Fall 2010
Lisa Filippi is a biology professor with a passion for a rare Japaneseinsect, spending the past 20 years studying its parenting habits.As a result or her expertise, Dr. Filippi served as a consultant forthe television documentary
, which aired on BBC and theDiscovery Channel, and featured some of her research.
Lisa Filippi
Professor, Biology
at Hofstra,
I found something rare
It’s more than just a degree. It’s a superior education,a full college experience, access to state-of-the-artresources and facilities, and a network of peersand mentors. At Hofstra University, recognized byThe Princeton Review’s
Best Colleges
, you’ll discover your strengths and nurtureyour talents with renowned faculty in small classeson a vibrant campus close to New York City with aworldwide network of successful alumni.
Find out more @ hofstra.edu/experience
special advertising supplement to the new York observer • fall 2010
olumbia’s famous Core Curriculumis divisive. The collective academicexperience draws many studentsto the university, but its content isa regular target of their ire. In April 1996and November 2007, Columbia Universitystudents went on hunger strikes to expandColumbia’s ethnic studies and alleviate theCore of its focus on “Dead White Men.” Inthe past year, Columbia’s undergraduateEthnic Studies courses and faculty have morethan tripled, the result of an administrativereorganization that may sate strikers once andfor all.
The sudden growth relects professor,ilmmaker, and writer Frances Negrón-
Muntaner’s effort to help students takeadvantage of New York’s intellectual density.“I think academic units always feel like theycould do more if they had more resources.I want to make the best use of the ones wealready have,” she says. Since taking up themantle of director of the Center for the Studyof Ethnicity and Race (CSER, pronounced
“Caesar”) last year, Negrón-Muntaner and
her colleagues have combined severaldepartments at Columbia and Barnard,forming a conglomerated Ethnicity and RaceStudies Department.The reorganization turns the former
Studying Race and Ethnicity 
By Kat Stoeffel
New multicultural programs refect a new generation o scholars
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