More school districts are bringing back or adding police. Experts say it may not help (USA Today, AOL News and MSN; Fisher)

Associate Professor of Civil Society & Community Studies Ben Fisher discusses evidence that shows school resource officers don’t deter gun violence, and that when school shootings do happen, shootings in schools with police tend to be more deadly than those without police. Fisher also says that SROs’ claim of “relationship building” in schools isn’t necessarily beneficial to students.

Human Ecology welcomes new faculty and instructional staff

We are excited to welcome eight new faculty and three new instructional staff to campus this fall. Each department will add at least two faculty or instructional staff members, bringing a wealth of expertise and …

ICT Newscast: International trade stepped up for tribes (ICT; Keeler)

Civil Society & Community Studies Assistant Professor Kasey Keeler explains the main ideas from her book “American Indians and the American Dream: Policies, Place, and Property in Minnesota,” published in May 2023. Keeler’s book explores how American Indian people have historically accessed homeownership in the U.S. and especially in her home state of Minnesota.

School Lunch: Justice On The Menu (The Integrated Schools Podcast; Gaddis)

Civil Society & Community Studies Associate Professor Jennifer Gaddis discusses the history of school lunch and the current challenges these programs face. Gaddis also explains the financial, labor and environmental justice issues associated with school lunch, and she encourages participation in school lunch programs as the best way to improve them.

From Cultural Appropriation to Cultural Appreciation at the Center for Design and Material Culture (Museum magazine; Carter, Dodge Francis, Jean, Jenkinson, Mace, Center for Design & Material Culture, Equity and Justice Network, Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, Indigenous EcoWell Initiative and Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery)

Human Ecology faculty, staff and a Ph.D. student describe the school’s efforts to use items from the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection to help visitors understand the difference between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation.