University of Pennsylvania teaching assistant Stephanie McKellop said Monday that she "always" calls on black women students first and white men last. "I will always call on my black women students first," McKellop wrote on Twitter. "Other POC [people of color] get second tier priority. WW [White women] come next. And, if I have to, white men." "I was taught that ^ as an undergrad by an amazing prof," she said in a follow-up tweet. "In normal life, who has the easiest time speaking, most opportunities? Flip it." ......... "Social justice" at work. Why do so many universities hire racist teachers like this? Let's let @UofPenn know #StephanieMcKellop needs to go. __________________________________
“W.E.B. Du Bois began in August 1896 to discover how race, occupation, daily life, home, and organizations were distributed across Philadelphia’s oldest African American neighborhood, the Seventh Ward. The map produced by Du Bois’s seminal study, The Philadelphia Negro, is shown left.
What Du Bois compiled is really a neighborhood study, focusing on the boundaries of the Seventh Ward, which ran north-south from Spruce to South Street and east-west from Seventh Street to the Schuylkill River. 1890s was home to nearly a quarter (roughly 9,700) of Philadelphia’s blacks and site of the city’s oldest African American community. This massive report that followed went far beyond what anyone had anticipated or perhaps desired to become a distinctive, still relevant landmark in the history of sociological study and social advocacy” Philadelphiaencyclopedia.org —�—�—�—�—�—�—�—�—�—�—�—�#uofpenn#streetsofphiladlephia215#streetsofphilly#phillylove#philly#queenvillage#southphilly#illadelphia#phillygram#igersphilly#phillyigers#whyilovephilly#explorephilly#instaphilly
Interested in learning more about the IEDP @PennGSE? Join us for one of our Virtual Open Houses on the first Friday of every month between Nov 2017 & April 2018. In this interactive session, you’ll have a chance to talk with program faculty, current students, alumni, and other prospective students. .
Our first virtual session is November 3 from 10-11:30 AM EST. Registration link in bio.
Photo featuring IEDP students with the Director-General of UNESCO Irina Bokova.
Happy Almost-Monday! Wondering what IEDP students do on the weekend? Check out some fun photos from this past week! Some of us "travelled the world" at the international students reception hosted by @isss.penn & @pennmuseum; Others "escaped" from the pressure of grads school at the Escape Room of the @franklininstitute. Of course, there was also band performance to celebrate the LGBTQI community on campus and Jenga fun with friends. Hope to know more about our cohort? Check out our student profiles on Facebook (iedp.penngse)!
From Rittenhouse to UCity, NYC based @justsalad is taking Philly by storm! Here they come @uofpenn. Shout out to @msc_retail and @bgoldberg22 👏🏻🥗 https://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/news/2017/10/10/just-salad-opening-penn-campus-spruce-street.html #justsalad#uofpenn#philly#ucity#retail#realestate#mscretail
"There are two kinds of statistical studies: taking a photo with your phone OR taking a selfie!"--Dr. Thapa. We definitely had fun taking spontaneous 🤳 selfies in today's Monitoring and Evaluation class.
Thank you for joining us at the DV/NJ HIMSS conference last week! Kerstin and Ryan enjoyed meeting with everyone. We also want to congratulate Melissa Miller @UnivPennsylvania and Laura Roberts @SJHSNJ for winning our wireless headphones. ⠀
#enovatemedical , #uofpenn , #HIMSS , #newjersey , #delawarevalley
Thank you @uofpenn penn for supporting our Food procurement movement to purchase locally sourced product by giving our local food entrepreneurs an opportunity for the public sector to harness their great product!
Happy hour at Penn's Perry World House last night. Next Monday from 5:30-7pm, Perry World House and Penn's International Student and Scholar Services (@isss.penn) will host the World Open Mic event as a part of the Global Lens Series at Penn. Free food and drink will be provided.
Free Wine 🍷 & Paint 🎨 event at Penn's Graduate Student Center last night. Not surprisingly, almost 1/3 of our cohort came to this event (like any other major event on campus😂). Look at how well-rounded and amazing our IEDP students are!
Some of our IEDP students joined Dean Grossman at lunch today and shared their GSE experiences with her. Thanks Dean Grossman for taking the time to meet with us and making sure that @penngse always strives to foster an inclusive community of scholars and students.
"Let's take a selfie!" Featuring former Vice President Joe Biden and our IEDP students. ----------------------------------------------
This afternoon, the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, together with Perry World House, hosted the inaugural Penn Biden Leaders Dialogue. The dialogue featured former Vice President Joe Biden in conversation with former President Felipe Calderón of Mexico.
And the people in the houses
All went to the university
Where they were put in boxes
And they came out all the same
And there’s doctors and lawyers
And business executives
And they’re all made out of ticky tacky
And they all look just the same
"What does a graduate student do all day?" You may wonder. Check out IEDP's Graduate Assistant Ariana's second blog post of the semester and get a sneak peak at some of our favorite things to do as a cohort! ➡️Link in bio.
Philadelphia is a vibrant city that offers a thriving global cultural scene. Just yesterday, some IEDP students joined the Chinese Mid-Autumn celebration at Chinatown and enjoyed some fun performances and delicious food. This easy access to a diverse range of cultural and social events is one of the many things that makes our program so unique.
Thanks Lauren and Ayoung for facilitating this engaging workshop on Diversifying Diversity at @penngse today! Do you know how to better handle BHAQ (Ball of Hard and Awkward Questions) scenarios after this workshop? (If not, make sure to reach out to our amazing facilitators for tips and resources!)
After today's Proseminar, some IEDP students took a trip to Philadelphia's Magic Gardens. Sometimes taking a break and appreciating all the beautiful things in life is just as important as working hard! (@phillymagicgardens)
Happy Monday everyone! For Face of the Week, we introduce you to our second-year retuning IEDP student Daniel. Daniel calls Nakuru, Kenya home and has taught Swahili at UPenn before joining our program. We sat down with him today to learn about his experiences at Penn. .
▪️What's your favorite class so far? "I'd say Ethnographic Filmmaking. We actually made our own film at the end of the semester." ▪️What do you like to do outside of class? "Well, I read a lot. The book I'm currently reading is My Man Jeeves."
▪️Where did you do your IEDP internship? And what did you do? "I worked at ActionAid International in Malawi and helped with the assessment of their Promoting Rights in Schools initiative"
▪️What are your areas of interests? "Literacy and the application of ICT in education"
▪️What's your favorite American food? Daniel: (after thinking for about 10 seconds ) I eat everything 😬(as you can tell from the Mexican 🍭 he was holding)
▪️So... your least favorite food then? "I don't eat ice cream 🍦 because it hurts my throat" ...
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Big things happening on Walnut Street @ @uofpenn. Retail store/ coffee shop hybrid @unitedbyblue plans on expanding its West Philly footprint. Check out the full story in @phlbizjournal. #philly#realestate#uofpenn#unitedbyblue#retail @msc_retail https://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/news/2017/09/18/united-by-blue-expand-penn-university-city-store.html