Academic journal article Making Connections

Making Connections with Making Connections

Academic journal article Making Connections

Making Connections with Making Connections

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Making Connections enjoys a much broader and critical audience now than it did when it first started at Bloomsburg University in 1987 as a journal for teachers and scholars who wanted to communicate with each other in an interdisciplinary context and one that would be diverse in thought and content. The earliest editors, for example Bloomsburg University's Ekema Agbaw, Indiana University's Veronica Watson, and Slippery Rock University's Christophas Walker, just to name several, had a vision of the journal that has been validated over the years by its solid content. The journal has also expanded the campus connection it has with the Collaborative, the name for the Frederick Douglass Institutes in Pennsylvania (The Frederick Douglass Institute of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education is the formal name of the Collaborative, which began in 1999).

The Collaborative is celebrating its tenth year, and many of Pennsylvania's state system campuses will renew the chance to deepen our understanding of Frederick Douglass, the human inspiration behind this academic enterprise and one of the great voices for universal freedom.

In 2009-2010, the Douglass Scholars Program, with its emphasis on serving underrepresented communities, continues to bring young scholars to nine of the fourteen campuses in the Pennsylvania State System to determine their interest in college teaching, as well as the prospects of being hired permanently to teach on one of our campuses. …

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