White House Intern, Poverty Fight, Ed-Tech Inequity
White House Intern, Poverty Fight, Ed-Tech Inequity
Business major talks about White House internship; Turner joins board of poverty-fighting nonprofit; Vetter encourages taking critical look at post-pandemic educational technologies; and more
A young man with more than 20 younger people standing behind him holds up his phone facing himself and the crowd to take a selfie. They are in a large, lobby-type space with an “Indiana University of Pennsylvania” sign in red near the ceiling and a carpet with long rectangles in shades of gray.
Black alumni spanning several decades at IUP are working with the university to help current Black students succeed. Read about the work of the Black Experience Alumni Committee, known as BEAC, in this IUP Magazine story.
Erica Zamborsky, who received her IUP accounting degree last spring and her MBA in December, was a fall intern in the Office of Management and Budget in the Executive Office of the President of the United States. Learn about her experience and find government service opportunities at the White House and elsewhere.
Malaika Turner, assistant vice president for Student Affairs, was recently appointed to the board of directors of the Indiana County Community Action Program. This nonprofit fights poverty through food and housing programs that promote self-sufficiency. Turner helped create IUP’s Food Pantry and Help Center, now located in Wallwork Hall.
In the Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice, Matt Vetter (English) has a coauthored article that addresses how educational technologies used in higher education in the post-pandemic world create unequal access to learning. His article makes a case for using commons-based peer production communities as equitable, open educational alternatives.
Jonathan Warnock (Geography, Geology, Environment, and Planning) and colleagues analyzed sediment recovered off the coast of Antarctica’s peninsula to study ancient atmospheric dust. They found that, while dust enters the Southern Ocean during colder glacial periods, the ocean is more ecologically active during warmer periods. The study was published in Nature Communications.
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