Portrait: Jane Sumner

Jane Sumner Creates Website to Help Diversify Syllabi

In order to make varied perspectives more accessible, Jane Sumner, professor of political science, created the Gender Balance Assessment Tool in 2016. The website generates an estimate of a syllabus' racial and gender makeup using a probability algorithm, making it easier and faster for professors to diversify their course content. Lorena Muñoz, an assistant professor in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, is also quoted.
Paul Ryan speaking at a podium

The Old-School Trick That Pushed the House to Move on Immigration

TIME turns to Kathryn Pearson, professor of political science, to explain how discharge petitions were used in the mid-20th-century and how they're used today. "Nowadays, as Pearson sees it, discharge petitions have evolved from a tactic used to go over the heads of committee chairs, to a tactic used to go over the heads of majority party leadership."
Members of MLK Program

2018 MLK Program Immersion Experience

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) program is in its 49th year and in April 2019 will mark the 50th anniversary of providing individualized, holistic, and culturally attentive advising that supports academic excellence, wellness, and professional development. This year with continued support of CLA leadership, the MLK staff planned and coordinated the 2018 Immersion Experience.