Writing Center Director, Greg Farber-Mazor discusses the implications of gendered words and phrases in the pursuit of equality and inclusivity, as well as his own effort to remove the gendered phrase "you guys" from his vocabulary.
In the poet's own words, "I wrote this poem while in need of catharsis. Following the Writing Center meeting regarding bias, including race and gender bias, I felt uncomfortable in that I had not contributed much to the conversation. I had plenty of thoughts running through my head, but I was unsure how to communicate them. I was also deeply bitter at the idea of biases, and the realization that they are all too common. After the meeting, I went home and tried to organize my thoughts into poetry. Nevertheless, I am satisfied with choosing this medium rather than discussing verbally at the meeting. At least in my experience, as a poet, I never find the right words to say until after the occasion. This poem helped me do just that.
Roma explores the relationship between language and culture, as well as how languaculture plays a role in her position as a Writing Center Tutor.
View the winning works from the Writing Center Photo Contest!
Recently a few tutors reflected on their experiences as Writing Center tutors. Here are two different perspectives.
Time and time again, you hear the saying “a picture is worth a thousand words.” But some words bring countless images to mind.
When new students came to the Writing Center open house this year, we asked them to do one of two things: add their own thoughts to a collaborative exquisite corpse story or respond to some images we had on the wall. Here's what it looked like: And here are some closeups with the clever, thoughtful, and … Continue reading Writing Center Open House Pictures