by Dr. Boyce Watkins – Scholarship in Action
When I first thought about getting a PhD in Business, I found out about the PhD Project. This ground-breaking initiative had the simple goal of creating more black professors to sit in the front of the classroom. It was established by the KPMG Foundation, and from what I understand, might have been in response to a series of complaints about racism that the organization had received in the past.
Since that time, the group has produced scores of black scholars in the field of business, an area that is in dire need of meaningful diversity. I was the only African American in the world to earn a PhD in Finance during the year 2002, and my university had never hired a black Finance Professor in its entire 130-year history. Business tends to be a very conservative field, where black people are still locked out at every turn (the Business School here at Syracuse, along with many others around the nation, has several departments that have never given tenure to an African American, which is downright racist and shameful). Read more…
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Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen recording group Gym Class Heroes has announced today’s release of their new album, “THE PAPERCUT CHRONICLES II.” The album – which includes the #1 hit, “Stereo Hearts (Feat. Adam Levine)” – is in stores and available at all leading digital retailers now.
“THE PAPERCUT CHRONICLES II” sees Gym Class Heroes continuing to push the envelope with their trademark fusion of rock, pop, and alternative hip-hop. The exhilarating collection finds the band collaborating with a stellar line-up of studio talents and special guests, including such top stars as Adam Levine, Ryan Tedder, Oh Land, and Neon Hitch. Read more…
As a people we do not have the intellectual capacity to put things in perspective. I know molesting kids is wrong but it would still be just as heinous if it was done by a teacher at a local school and doesn’t warrant being on TV as the first story, equally to the Dr. Murray and Cain mess as if it is really important on the problems we are confronting as a nation today. Even worse is that we do not have the foresight to even question why such is on each day and worse, question ourselves why we don’t.