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The Fine Line Between Safe Space and Segregation by Emily Deruy

Emily Deruy wrote this article with the purpose of wanting to inform readers of the
issues many colleges have been facing in trying to promote diversity while still
allowing safe spaces for students who have traditionally been underrepresented on
college campuses. Deruy compiles various sources and examples relating to this
issue in order to present both positive and negative aspects. Her intended audience
is anyone who has an interest in the issue whether they be for or against these
attempts at safe spaces. I feel that she wants to provide readers with the
opportunity to see both sides, and how these safe spaces are on a fine line, but that
people should also see that this is a work in progress and that it is not an aim to re-
segregate.

First Step to Fixing Gender Bias in Business School: Admit the Problem by
Nanette Fondas

Nanette Fondas purpose for writing this article is to inform readers that gender
bias exists within schools, with her focus being mainly on business schools. She
wants readers to recognize that gender bias is still an issue in todays society but it
has become more of a subconscious act. Fondas wants educators to wake up and
recognize the issue at hand, and to make an effort to bring change to create equal
opportunity. She also shows readers that it is possible, by providing case studies
from Harvard Business School, and how they have worked towards making a
change.

How Americas 2-Tiered Education System is Perpetuating Inequality by


Emily Chertoff

Chertoff wrote this article to express her concerns with post-secondary education,
and how many of the top schools are a lot more restrictive with their acceptance of
transfers from community college. The issue with this in Chertoffs eyes is that a
lot of students who attend community are from low income homes and/or
minorities. She believes that these four year universities need to reform in order to
provide these transfers more opportunity and to lessen the burden on the state
schools who are accepting majority of these transfers while receiving less funding.

Post Lecture Classroom: How Will Students Fare? By Robinson Meyer


Meyer wrote his article with the intention of bringing awareness to the question of
whether or not students perform better in a flipped classroom setting. Essentially
students will spend time at home learning about the subject material and spend
time in class applying the knowledge they gained similar to the purpose of a
homework assignment. Meyer presents the benefits and progress seen in
institutions that have begun to use this flipped method within their classrooms. I
believe his purpose is to get readers to consider this new method and the future
methods that could be beneficial to education with our growth and development of
technology.

Wasting Time on the Internet 101 by Terrance F. Ross

Ross wrote this article with the purpose of sharing a course at the University of
Pennsylvania that wants students to get distracted with technology and plagiarize,
with the instructor's intentions being to prove that technology is not necessarily a
distraction but a new form of writing a reading. The article is intended to convince
readers that the use of technology and social media is actually creating a larger
community of writers and readers in a way that is not yet valued but could
potentially be in the future. One day this idle use of technology and social media
could be helpful in forming critical readers and writers.