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Victor Ray in The Nation: "Florida Man Calls the Thought Police"

Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Victor Ray wrote an article published in The Nation about Florida Governor Rick DeSantis's recent demand for information from college educators on “programs and initiatives” focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion or “critical race theory” at Florida’s 12 public universities.

Louise Seamster Files Amicus Brief in Biden v Nebraska Case on Student Debt Relief

Friday, December 23, 2022
An historic coalition of attorneys, advocates, labor unions, and experts filed a series of amicus curiae briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the Biden Administration’s student debt relief program, including Assistant Professor of African American Studies, Dr. Louise Seamster.

T.J. Dedeaux-Norris One of Three Iowa City recipients of Grants from the Iowa Artist Fellowship Program

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
T.J. Dedeaux-Norris is one of three Iowa City recipients of $10,000 grants from the Iowa Artist Fellowship Program. Less than a decade ago, Dedeaux-Norris made a film about life after hurricane Katrina and their life navigating three worlds: academia, art and their roots as “a girl from Mississippi.”