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Podcast: Dickinson Antiracism Project

Popel Shaw Center


In this episode, we explore the Dickinson Antiracism Project and its goals. Plus, our puzzler is back! Associate Professor of Mathematics Jeff Forrester has a new challenge to start the school year. We’ll also hear from President Margee Ensign about Dickinson’s test-blind admissions policy, and we’ll get an update on the remote semester.



The Dickinson Antiracism Project

The Popel Shaw Center for Race & Ethnicity launched the Dickinson Antiracism Project in 2019 with the goal of defining antiracism, exploring antiracist strategies at Dickinson and addressing racism in multiple contexts on campus and beyond. We’ll hear from the center’s director and two students who worked on the project.

As part of the Dickinson Antiracism Project, the Popel Shaw Center co-sponsored Ibram X. Kendi’s Winfield C. Cook Constitution Day Address with the Clarke Forum. Kendi is the author of the bestseller How to Be an Antiracist. If you have a Dickinson Gateway login, you can view the lecture on the Clarke Forum website.

The Puzzler Returns: “Friday is the Add/Drop Deadline”

“It’s likely been a while since many of our listeners have been in a college classroom, and they may have forgotten how hectic that first week of classes can be. With add/drop continuing until Friday, it’s hard to keep track of who’s actually taking your course. This year, I had the same total number of upperclassmen (juniors and seniors) in one of my courses all week long, but they kept switching in and out. First, one senior left and was immediately replaced by a junior, after which I had the same number of each. Then a junior left and was replaced by a senior, getting me back to where I was on Monday. Finally, another junior left and was replaced with a senior, and then there were twice as many seniors as juniors. So, here’s your question, how many upperclassmen were in the class?

Listen to the new question at the 2:35 mark below.

Email your answer to by Oct. 7, 2020, for a chance to win some Dickinson swag!

President Margee Ensign

President Ensign explains the college’s new test-blind admissions policy. Plus, she offers an update on the fall semester and a preliminary look at the decision-making process for spring.

The Good is produced by Craig Layne and Christine Baksi in association with Dickinson College's Office of Marketing & Communications. Craig Layne is the host. The podcast's theme music was composed by Jong Ho Choi '18. 

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Published September 25, 2020