Jeremy Hilgert

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The Accreditation Monopoly

MoneyTips<p>Students and parents complain about the high cost of college. Education advocates complain about the lack of innovative higher education approaches that can potentially improve outcomes and reduce costs. Florida Senator and Presidential candidate Marco Rubio (R) sees a common thread …

A Good Look: Greco Roman cover art and queer aesthetics

Oliver Basciano casts an eye over the month in pop culture visuals

Comics

Jim Broadbent: New spy drama ‘isn’t a gay story’

Jim Broadbent has opened up about gay spy drama ‘London Spy’, saying “it’s not a gay story”.<p>Broadbent stars alongside gay actor Ben Whishaw in the …

LGBTQ

My trigger-warning disaster: “9 1/2 Weeks,” “The Wire” and how coddled young radicals got discomfort all wrong

I believed in trigger warnings when I taught a course on sex and film. Then they drove me out of the academy<p>About a year ago I was asked to teach a class about the evolution of the representation of sex throughout American Cinema. I started with the silent film (<i>The Cheat</i>) and ended with Spike …

This Queer Performance Showcase Is Breaking Down Hierarchies Of Queer Masculinity

Leave your "Masc4Masc" mentalities at the door.<p>Masculinity is a complicated issue in the queer community.<p>One only has to log on to social networking apps like Grindr or Scruff to see phrases like "Masc4Masc" or "No Fems" splashed across various profiles -- all of which essentially shame queers for …

Bibblio- A Powerful Search Engine for Teachers and Students

October , 2015<br>Bibblio is a wonderful search platform that allows you to search for and access a wealth of educational content neatly organized in …

Not all queer people decide to come out, and that should be OK

When it comes to coming out, the biggest myth is that the experience fits a single stereotype: tears streaming down your face; a tough conversation; …

Transgender Woman's Slaying in Philadelphia Believed to Be 20th This Year in US

Keisha Jenkins, a 22-year-old transgender woman from Philadelphia, was recently beaten and shot to death by a group of men, according to police, who …

LGBTQ

14 Queer People Get Candid About Day-To-Day Life In College

"You're essentially coming out every semester."<p>14 college students recently sat down at a Campus Pride event to discuss day-to-day life navigating higher education as LGBTQ people.<p>Released by The Chronicle of Higher Education, the #ASKME video's intention is for faculty and staff at institutions of …

Why Are They Disengaged? My Students Told Me Why

I used to think that when students were disengaged it was their own fault, and while sometimes that is still true, I have found in my years of …

Teaching

Think Before You Flip Your Classroom This Year

For a while now I've been saying something provocative about Flipped Learning.<br>"It's the worst idea in the history of teaching."<br>I own that.<br>I've said …

Teaching

5 ways to Make Your Classroom LGBT Inclusive

Next week, I begin my 11th year as a high school social studies teacher. I often refer to myself as an educator. I firmly believe that it is not only my job to teach content, but life lessons as well.<p>After coming out as gay two years ago, I've had such an incredible journey. So many people have …

Here Are 17 Of The Trans Women Murdered This Year. Say Their Names.

We join Janet Mock in telling these woman: you had a purpose and you were loved.<p>Last weekend, transgender activist and television personality Janet Mock made cable network history.<p>After the murders of four trans women were reported over a period of 48 hours, Mock, while guest hosting Melissa …

Gender Identity & Justice for Transgender People

By Ez Cukor, Staff Attorney, New York City Commission on Human Rights and formerly Harvard Law School Irving R. Kaufman Fellow at the New York Legal Assistance Group.<p>The first identity document most of us get is a birth certificate. At birth, the doctor looks at the external genitalia and labels a …

College students refusing to read a lesbian memoir don’t deserve college

As college students across the country stream onto campuses this week, Duke University’s The Chronicle reports that “some” members of the Class of 2019 were refusing to read a book assigned to them this summer as part of the elite school’s Common Experience Summer Reading program.<p>Many colleges have …

College & University

A surprising number of Republicans have had gay sex

A survey has found that a surprising number of Republicans have had gay sex.<p>A poll carried out by YouGov in the United States this week found that in …

Republican National Convention

Silencing the Screaming Queens: Roland Emmerich's 'Stonewall' and the Erasure of Queer Rage

Although I grew up over 2,000 miles from New York City and was born more than 20 years after the Stonewall uprising, this moment in history has profoundly influenced my understanding of what it means to be queer.<p>I come from small-town Southern Alberta, the type of place where cattle-branding …

The ‘flipped classroom’ is professional suicide

Historian Rachel Hope Cleaves recently identified a recurring meme in the history of food advertising: pigs slaughtering themselves. She first …

Book review: Novel 'The Paper Magician' puts twist on magic

“THE PAPER MAGICIAN,” by Charlie N. Holmberg, 47 North, $14.95, 222 pages (f)<p>Nineteen-year-old Ceony Twill has been focused on learning a particular …

The Unseen World of LGBT Homeless Youths

In his new book <i>No House to Call My Home: Love, Family, and Other Transgressions</i><i>,</i> Ryan Berg tells the stories of some of the residents of the New York …

LGBTQ

Artist Stunningly Depicts Queer American Adolescents

Photographer and filmmaker Michael Sharkey photographs and interviews gay youths around the United States, in his series entitled “Queer Kids.” …

LGBTQ

London-based twins give networking an LGBT twist - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive

Job-hunting can be daunting for various reasons, but Adrien and Pierre Gaubert make sure being LGBT isn't one of them. The London-based twins founded …

LGBTQ

OUTgoing: Mapping the Hidden History of New York’s Gay Nightlife

It’s my nature to ask the queer survivors of 70s and 80s New York about the after-dark they experienced. Lesbian, gay or trans, they went through the …

Universities can't, and shouldn't, educate to suit employers

With graduate employment at its lowest since records began in the 1980s, universities are trying to come up with ways to make their graduates more …

Higher Education

Universities are highly unequal, but gap isn't growing

There's a large difference between the resources of wealthy and poor universities, but that difference is mostly stable, according to a new working …

My coming out: 'I'm afraid this letter is going to cause you both a lot of pain'

I am now older than my parents were when I came out to them in an intense four-page typewritten letter almost 40 years ago. The ’70s were the “coming …

LGBTQ

Why Straight Men Face a Double Standard When They Have Sex With Other Men

Women do this with minimal judgment, but when men do it, they're looked at much differently. Here's why.<p>Many self-identified straight women have sex with or hook up with women all the time and people excuse it as a phase or girlie fun, but when straight men do it, it's a whole other story. New York …

LGBTQ

Poll: Truce sought between LGBT, religion, but gays lose in 'cultural war' 4-1

Americans reacting to the Supreme Court's approval of same sex marriage desire a truce between religious freedom and gay rights, but if pushed, …

Iceland: Reykjavik street turns rainbow for Gay Pride

<b>A huge rainbow has appeared in the centre of Iceland's capital city - but it's underfoot.</b><p>One of Reykjavik's central streets has been painted in rainbow colours as part of the city's annual Gay Pride festival, the Visir news website reports. Dozens of people gathered to help to transform the road, …

European Travel