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This edition: "Dead White Men" and the Community College: Bringing the Columbia Core to CUNY

Episode Details

Original tape date: October 12, 2018.

First aired: October 23, 2018.

The Columbia University Core Curriculum, developed in 1919, continues to be criticized for promoting Eurocentric societies and western values. A project designed at Hostos Community College brings a version of this curriculum to low-income minority students at Hostos and campuses across CUNY. EdCast examines how these texts speak to these students. Hostos professors and students join Dr. Linda Hirsch for a look at how community college students have responded to these works.

Guest List

Andrea Fabrizio Professor, Hostos Community College/CUNY

Gregory Marks Professor, Hostos Community College/CUNY

Mayra Saavedra Student, Hostos Community College/CUNY

Elisheva Santiago Student, Hostos Community College/CUNY