People from every corner of American society were featured on canvas panels outside Allen Library last week, as survivors stepped up with marker in hand to answer the question “Who perpetrated sexual violence/harassment against you?”
The conflicts that generated rousing, unexpected, and occasionally contentious discussions at The International Comic Arts Forum’s (ICAF) 2017 conference this past weekend left attendees with hard but hopeful questions for future studies.
In the fall of 1968, amid reactions to the Black Student Union’s sit-in at then-President Charles Odegaard’s offices and mounting unrest over the Vietnam War, freshman Gerald J. “Jerry” Baldasty entered his very first classroom at the UW.
Looking back on that time from his Gerberding Hall office, now-retiring Provost Baldasty marveled at the trajectory his UW career has taken, describing the almost-50-year journey from student to senior administrator as “transformative.”
“Coming from a working-class family in eastern Washington, who would have thought [I]’d ever become a provost or even a faculty member,” Baldasty said.
Welcome to part four in the the saga of generic Concerta drug substitutions. The information in part three (part two and part one for those just joining us) raised several questions about pharmacy-level processes for generics that today’s column will start to answer. But first, a little housekeeping from last time.
An intrinsic part of wellness is taking (or making) the time to engage in activities that bring us pleasure and connect us with others. Storytelling media, like TV and comic books, hold central and powerful positions in our culture because of their ability to satisfy those needs. But for people living with disabilities in the United States, along with those marginalized for their skin color, gender identity, or who they love, mainstream stories can cut just as deeply as they heal.
The experts on Rose City Comic Con’s “Disability in Superhero Comics” panel earlier this month discussed instances of disability representation in comic book stories, both positive and negative, and their impacts on disabled and able-bodied audiences.
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