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Let’s All Kill Joy Together

Congrats! You have decided to attend graduate school! If you are anything like me, few things excite you as much as the first day of classes. You are eager to sink your teeth into the material you read the night before, and are looking forward to a discussion with your peers about your initial thoughts […]

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Scholar Spotlight: Dr. Omari Jackson

Dr. Omari Jackson, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Morgan State University, spoke with The Ebony Tower about his path to academia,why he made the transition from teaching at a predominantly white institution (PWI) to teaching at a HBCU, and how  he navigated the job market. The interview is divided into the following five sections for your […]

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Writing While Away

By Aria S. Halliday (@Queen_Diva6)  For some graduate students of color, getting to A.B.D. (All But Dissertation—all requirements for the degree except dissertation have been completed) status is a recognition of one’s ability to do PhD level work. After courses, papers, exams (oral and written), and presentations, A.B.D. status is the hallmark of one’s doctoral […]

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Scholar Spotlight: Dr. Gina Garcia (Part II)

PART II – In the first part of the interview, we spoke a lot about Dr. Garcia’s path to academia and advice she had for doctoral students related to navigating the job market. Part II of the interview is dedicated to discussing her research on Hispanic Serving Institutions and her thoughts on the role of universities in building a […]

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Scholar Spotlight: Dr. Gina Garcia (Part I)

The Ebony Tower’s Daphne Penn had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Gina Garcia, Assistant Professor of Administrative and Policy Studies at University of Pittsburgh, for the Scholar Spotlight. In addition to her position as a tenure-track professor at Pitt, Dr. Garcia is also a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow and a Spencer/National Academy of Education Postdoctoral […]

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Get A Grip, Get Uplifted

Run This Town Tonight

by The Ebony Tower Contributors  In the summer of 1992, when my limbs were still long and lean, and hips were but a distant dream, I double knotted my Ross purchased BKs, took my mark, and promptly whooped little Davie from down the street in a foot race. For one, hot, summer Saturday, I was […]

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