Black Studies at 50: A Solidarity Summit and Speaker Shaun King Cap a Weeklong Celebration

Fifty years ago, the number of black students at the University of Montana could be counted on two hands. The environment was foreign to them, as were the textbooks, which included little about black history. “It was like we didn’t even exist,” one of the first African-American women to graduate from UM, Thamani Akbar, recalled … Read more

Brooks: Seth Bodnar Suffers Academic Culture Shock

Seth Bodnar

Last week, after faculty leaders at the University of Montana found discrepancies in the curriculum vitae of new UM President Seth Bodnar, Clayton Christian wrote it off as a difference in customs between academia and the business world. Despite this sliver of evidence to the contrary, our commissioner of higher education continues to believe that … Read more