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Rebels And Rage - Reflecting On #FeesMustFall (Paperback): Adam Habib Rebels And Rage - Reflecting On #FeesMustFall (Paperback)
Adam Habib
R250 R170 Discovery Miles 1 700 Save R80 (32%) In stock

“Rebels And Rage is a critically important contribution to public discussion about #FeesMustFall”–Eusebius McKaiser

Adam Habib, the most prominent and outspoken university official through the recent student protests, takes a characteristically frank view of the past three years on South Africa’s campuses in this new book. Habib charts the progress of the student protests that erupted on Wits University campus in late 2015 and raged for the better part of three years, drawing on his own intimate involvement and negotiation with the students, and also records university management and government responses to the events. He critically examines the student movement and individual student leaders who emerged under the banners #feesmustfall and #Rhodesmustfall, and debates how to achieve truly progressive social change in South Africa, on our campuses and off.

This book is both an attempt at a historical account and a thoughtful reflection on the issues the protests kicked up, from the perspective not only of a high-ranking member of university management, but also Habib as political scientist with a background as an activist during the struggle against apartheid. Habib moves between reflecting on the events of the last three years on university campuses, and reimagining the future of South African higher education.

We Are No Longer At Ease - The Struggle For #FeesMustFall (Paperback): Wandile Ngcaweni, Busani Ngcaweni We Are No Longer At Ease - The Struggle For #FeesMustFall (Paperback)
Wandile Ngcaweni, Busani Ngcaweni 2
R240 R170 Discovery Miles 1 700 Save R70 (29%) In stock

We Are No Longer At Ease is a collection of personal articles, essays, speeches and poetry mainly from voices of young people who were part of the student-led protest movement known as #FeesMustFall which began in 2015. It tells the journey of a youth that participated in a movement that redefined politics in post-apartheid South Africa and is the evidence of a “born free” generation telling their own story and leading discourse as well as action on transforming South Africa.

The collection includes works by the young student leaders turned academic and public commentators such as David Maimela, Thapelo Tselapedi and Sisonke Msimang; student newspaper journalists that were covering the protests like Natasha Ndlebe; public writing commentators with aims to inform and teach the broader South African society about the aspects of the movement like Yamkela Spengane and Rofhiwa Maneta; lecturers who were assisting the students articulate and find clarity in the way they shaped and voiced their ideas such as Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni and then of course others were foot soldiers on the ground leading students through the police brutality of rubber bullets and pepper spray like Loverlyn Nwandeyi, Ntokozo Qwabe and Ramabina Mahapa.

Studying While Black - Race, Education And Emancipation In South African Universities (Paperback): Sharlene Swartz, Alude... Studying While Black - Race, Education And Emancipation In South African Universities (Paperback)
Sharlene Swartz, Alude Mahali, Relebohile Moletsane, Emma Arogundade, Nene Ernest Khalema, …
R280 R222 Discovery Miles 2 220 Save R58 (21%) Dispatched within 4 - 10 working days

Between 2013 and 2017, a team of researchers from the Human Sciences Research Council undertook a longitudinal qualitative study that tracked eighty students from eight diverse universities in South Africa and documented their experiences at these higher education institutions. Midway through the study, the student protests erupted and focused national attention on many of the stories we had already heard. In the subsequent years of the study, we also heard from students who were actively involved in these transformation struggles as well as those who sat on the side-lines.

Studying While Black is an intimate portrait of the many ways in which students in South Africa experience university, and the centrality of race and geography in their quest for education and ultimately emancipation. Students voices can be heard directly in a 45 minute documentary that accompanied this study entitled Ready or Not!: Black students’ experiences of South African universities – freely available on social media.

Decolonising Knowledge For Africa's Renewal - Examining African Perspectives And Philosophies (Paperback): Vuyisile Msila Decolonising Knowledge For Africa's Renewal - Examining African Perspectives And Philosophies (Paperback)
Vuyisile Msila
R392 Discovery Miles 3 920 In stock

South African higher education students have for the years 2015 and 2016 stood up to demand not only a free education but a decolonised, African-focused education. The calls for decolonisation of knowledge are the ultimate call for freedom. Without the decolonisation of knowledge, Africans may feel their liberation is inchoate and their efforts to shed Western dominance all come to naught.

Over the years various African leaders including Steve Biko wrote about the need to decolonise knowledge. The call for decolonisation is largely being equated with the search for an African identity that looks critically at Western hegemony. Biko sought the black people to understand their origins; to understand black history and affirm black identity. These are all embedded in the struggle to decolonise and search for African values and identities.

The contributors in this book treat several but connected themes that define what Africa and the diaspora require for a society devoid of colonialism and ready for a renewed Africa. “The discussions we develop and the philosophies we adopt on Pan Africanism and decolonisation are due to a bigger vision and for many of us the destination is African renaissance”. Everyone has a role to play in realising African renaissance; government, churches, universities, schools, cultural organisations all have a role to play in this endeavour.

Being At Home - Race, Institutional Culture And Transformation At South African Higher Education Institutions (Paperback):... Being At Home - Race, Institutional Culture And Transformation At South African Higher Education Institutions (Paperback)
Pedro Tabensky, Sally Matthews 3
R350 R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 Save R73 (21%) In stock

Being At Home stimulates careful conversation about some of the most pressing issues facing higher education institutions in South Africa today - race, transformation and institutional culture.

While there are many reasons to be despondent about the current state of affairs in the South African tertiary sector, this collection is intended as an invitation for the reader to see these problems as opportunities for rethinking the very idea of what it is to be a university in contemporary South Africa. It is also, more generally, an invitation for us to think about what it is that the intellectual project should ultimately be about, and to question certain prevalent trends that affect - or, perhaps, infect - the current global academic system.

This book will be of interest to all those who are concerned about the state of the contemporary university, both in South Africa and beyond.

Academic Literacy (Paperback, 2nd ed): L. Beekman, C. Dube, H. Potgieter, J. Underhill Academic Literacy (Paperback, 2nd ed)
L. Beekman, C. Dube, H. Potgieter, J. Underhill 2
R220 R194 Discovery Miles 1 940 Save R26 (12%) Dispatched within 4 - 8 working days

Academic literacy is an essential tool to support the achievement of academic goals which in turn will lead to the accomplishment of personal and career goals. Academic literacy covers all the necessary academic skills and competencies for constructive and successful study. Not only is the focus on reading, writing, listening and verbal communication, but also on developing your thinking skills, possibly the core skill needed at this level of study. Other skills that the learner will be exposed to are: Understanding and engaging in academic study; developing vocabulary; reading for study purposes; argument; paraphrasing and summarising; writing paragraphs; assignment writing, and examination skills. Academic literacy will assist you in coping with the reading and writing demands of further and higher education. You will also be guided to be more knowledgeable about yourself, your aspirations, career goals, and how to manage your time and stress more effectively.

United States History - Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination, 2018 Edition (Paperback): John J. Newman, John... United States History - Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination, 2018 Edition (Paperback)
John J. Newman, John Schmalbach
R651 Discovery Miles 6 510 Dispatched within 7 - 11 working days
Quick Guide to Choosing Your College Major (Paperback, 2nd Second Edition, Second ed.): Laurence Shatkin Quick Guide to Choosing Your College Major (Paperback, 2nd Second Edition, Second ed.)
Laurence Shatkin
R250 R194 Discovery Miles 1 940 Save R56 (22%) Dispatched within 7 - 11 working days
Nursing Entrance Exams (Paperback): Maryanne Baudo, Robin Kavanagh Nursing Entrance Exams (Paperback)
Maryanne Baudo, Robin Kavanagh
R415 R310 Discovery Miles 3 100 Save R105 (25%) Dispatched within 7 - 11 working days
General Lee's College - The Rise and Growth of Washington and Lee University (Paperback): Ollinger Crenshaw General Lee's College - The Rise and Growth of Washington and Lee University (Paperback)
Ollinger Crenshaw
R669 Discovery Miles 6 690 Dispatched within 7 - 11 working days
Clinical legal education - Law clinic curriculum design and assessment tools (Paperback): M.A. du Plessis Clinical legal education - Law clinic curriculum design and assessment tools (Paperback)
M.A. du Plessis
R491 R418 Discovery Miles 4 180 Save R73 (15%) Dispatched within 4 - 8 working days

Clinical legal education (CLE) is a springboard for entry into legal practice, preparing students for the professional challenges they will face after completing their studies and embarking on their legal careers. In her eight years of conducting research on CLE in South African universities, the author has found that the most urgent needs are in the area of student assessment. Designing a curriculum with assessable content is therefore essential for clinicians who, in certifying students' capabilities, are the gatekeepers to practice. This book identifies curriculum requirements across a number of jurisdictions, and proposes a menu of assessment methods, which may enhance the choices of assessment methodologies available to South African university law clinics. It also covers the setting of parameters for assessment, grading, grade descriptors and moderation systems, and discusses different forms of tests, assignments, essay- and oral-examinations, as well as self- and peer-evaluation, peer editing, case portfolios, and trial advocacy skills. The book addresses challenges such as clinicians' heavy workloads and differing levels of experience in supervision and assessment. It discusses challenges students face and presents solutions enabling clinicians to help them depending on their individual experience and needs. Also discussed are the potential conflicts between the needs of students and those of the local community being served by the law clinic. Although the aim of this book is to find appropriate assessment methods for CLE, the effectiveness of an assessment programme can only be determined when measured against a curriculum. The proposed curriculum is therefore measured against the identified assessment criteria. CLE Lecturers can download assessment forms, checklists and rubrics from the Juta Law website - visit https://juta.co.za/support-material/detail/clinical-legal-education for details.

World History - Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination, 2018 Edition (Paperback): Editors World History - Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination, 2018 Edition (Paperback)
Editors
R582 Discovery Miles 5 820 Dispatched within 7 - 11 working days
The Architecture of LSU (Hardcover): J Michael Desmond The Architecture of LSU (Hardcover)
J Michael Desmond
R1,130 Discovery Miles 11 300 Dispatched within 7 - 11 working days

The core of the LSU campus is an example of what we can do when we set our sights high. It stands out today as one of the most successful and inspiring examples in the state, one meant by its architect to become an intuitive course in architecture for the students, spreading the influence of its ideals and inspirations across the highlands and lowlands of Louisiana. from The Architecture of LSU When viewed from the technical vantage point of an architect, the discerning eye of an artist, or sociocultural perspective of a historian, the remarkable buildings of Louisiana State University reveal not only a legacy that goes back to the Renaissance, but also a primer of architectural principles that guided the creation of one of the most distinctive academic environments in the United States. Author, professor, and architect J. Michael Desmond traces the university s development from its origins in Pineville, Louisiana, before the Civil War, through its two downtown Baton Rouge locations, to its move to the Williams Gartness Plantation south of the city in the 1920s. The layout of the present campus began with the picturesque vision of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. The German-born architect Theodore Link developed and reinterpreted the Olmsted campus plan, producing designs for fourteen of the nineteen core campus buildings. After his untimely death in 1923, the New Orleans firm of Wogan & Bernard completed the buildings in Link s masterplan, which in their formal symmetry and fine classical details reflect the influence of sixteenth-century architect Andrea Palladio. Explosive growth during the 1930s and the impact of the automobile demanded an expansion beyond the campus core. The firm of Weiss, Dreyfous & Seiferth took over as campus architects in 1932, and Baton Rouge landscaper Steele Burden oversaw the live oak plantings for which the LSU campus is now renowned. The essential structure of the campus and its landscape was in place by the time the United States entered World War II. The Architecture of LSU includes a wealth of photographs, plans, drawings, and maps that underscore the contributions of key historical figures and the genealogies of the campus s architecture and planning. By meticulously tracing the origins and evolution of LSU s architectural core and exploring the wider scope of American college campus design, Desmond shows the far-reaching rewards of public environments that integrate natural and constructed elements to meet both practical and aesthetic goals.

Get into Medical School - 1250 UKCAT Practice Questions. Includes Full Mock Exam (Paperback, 3rd edition): Olivier Picard,... Get into Medical School - 1250 UKCAT Practice Questions. Includes Full Mock Exam (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Olivier Picard, Laetitia Tighlit, Sami Tighlit 1
R403 Discovery Miles 4 030 Dispatched within 7 - 12 working days

With 1250 UKCAT practice questions (including a full mock exam), in-depth explanations, and comprehensive tips and techniques spanning over 770 pages, this book constitutes an ideal preparation tool for the UKCAT, helping candidates save time, retain focus and optimise their score. Fully compliant with the new-style UKCAT exam for 2018 entry, the book shows how to approach each type of question (abstract, verbal and quantitative reasoning, decision making and situational judgement) and helps candidates familiarise themselves with all the potential traps that can be laid by the examiners. The overwhelming range of exercises that it contains will enable all UKCAT candidates to refine and optimise their technique to answer questions under strict time constraints. This book replicates the breadth and depth of the different types of questions that can be asked in the live UKCAT test and the spectrum of difficulties that it covers (from normal to stretching), which makes it an ideal preparation tool for all those who want to achieve a high score and maximise their chances of getting into the medical school of their choice.

Treasures of LSU (Hardcover): Laura F Lindsay Treasures of LSU (Hardcover)
Laura F Lindsay; Foreword by Paul W. Murrill
R1,099 R841 Discovery Miles 8 410 Save R258 (23%) Dispatched within 7 - 11 working days

In celebration of Louisiana State University's sesquicentennial, Treasures of LSU trumpets the numerous and diverse riches found throughout the Baton Rouge campus and beyond. The 101 distinguished artworks, architectural gems, research collections, and scientific and cultural artifacts highlighted here represent only a small fraction of the material resources that surround and engage LSU faculty, staff, and students on a daily basis. As LSU chancellor emeritus Paul W. Murrill declares in his foreword, "All reflect expressions of superb quality. All encourage, in one way or another, the human spirit to soar."

Some of these treasures act as artistic backdrops to everyday campus life. In Unity Ascending, the striking Frank Hayden sculpture, greets all who enter the LSU Student Union. Vibrant Depression-era murals decorate the corridors of Allen Hall. Other treasures reside in out-of-the-way places. The Department of Geology and Geophysics houses the Henry V. Howe Type Collection of shelled microorganisms -- tiny, beautifully varied fossils that frequently aid geologists in determining the ages of rocks and features of ancient environments. The LSU Museum of Natural Science, in Foster Hall, holds one of the largest and most prestigious research collections of bird specimens in the world.

An LSU cadet uniform and a hand-spun Acadian quilt from the LSU Textile & Costume Museum; an enchanting silky-camellia specimen from the collections of the LSU Herbarium, founded in 1869; pottery by Walter Anderson and portraits by William Hogarth and Joshua Reynolds from the LSU Museum of Art -- all showcase the immense variety of LSU's assets. Other featured treasures include a historic dogtrot house at the LSU Rural Life Museum, John James Audubon's double elephant folio Birds of America from the E. A. McIlhenny Natural History Collection at Hill Memorial Library, and cherished campus landmarks like the Indian Mounds, the French House, and Mike the Tiger's habitat.

Full-page color photographs set off the treasures to stunning effect. Interpretive essays by LSU faculty, staff, and students explain the origins, history, and sometimes myths surrounding each item. Published by LSU Press during its seventy-fifth year of operation, Treasures of LSU is itself a treasure that inspires pleasure and amazement in discovering the wealth and diversity of LSU's resources and affirms the university's numerous cultural contributions to the world community.

Treasures of LSU (Paperback): Laura F Lindsay Treasures of LSU (Paperback)
Laura F Lindsay; Foreword by Paul W. Murrill
R574 R457 Discovery Miles 4 570 Save R117 (20%) Dispatched within 7 - 11 working days

In celebration of Louisiana State University's sesquicentennial, Treasures of LSU trumpets the numerous and diverse riches found throughout the Baton Rouge campus and beyond. The 101 distinguished artworks, architectural gems, research collections, and scientific and cultural artifacts highlighted here represent only a small fraction of the material resources that surround and engage LSU faculty, staff, and students on a daily basis. As LSU chancellor emeritus Paul W. Murrill declares in his foreword, "All reflect expressions of superb quality. All encourage, in one way or another, the human spirit to soar."

Some of these treasures act as artistic backdrops to everyday campus life. In Unity Ascending, the striking Frank Hayden sculpture, greets all who enter the LSU Student Union. Vibrant Depression-era murals decorate the corridors of Allen Hall. Other treasures reside in out-of-the-way places. The Department of Geology and Geophysics houses the Henry V. Howe Type Collection of shelled microorganisms -- tiny, beautifully varied fossils that frequently aid geologists in determining the ages of rocks and features of ancient environments. The LSU Museum of Natural Science, in Foster Hall, holds one of the largest and most prestigious research collections of bird specimens in the world.

An LSU cadet uniform and a hand-spun Acadian quilt from the LSU Textile & Costume Museum; an enchanting silky-camellia specimen from the collections of the LSU Herbarium, founded in 1869; pottery by Walter Anderson and portraits by William Hogarth and Joshua Reynolds from the LSU Museum of Art -- all showcase the immense variety of LSU's assets. Other featured treasures include a historic dogtrot house at the LSU Rural Life Museum, John James Audubon's double elephant folio Birds of America from the E. A. McIlhenny Natural History Collection at Hill Memorial Library, and cherished campus landmarks like the Indian Mounds, the French House, and Mike the Tiger's habitat.

Full-page color photographs set off the treasures to stunning effect. Interpretive essays by LSU faculty, staff, and students explain the origins, history, and sometimes myths surrounding each item. Published by LSU Press during its seventy-fifth year of operation, Treasures of LSU is itself a treasure that inspires pleasure and amazement in discovering the wealth and diversity of LSU's resources and affirms the university's numerous cultural contributions to the world community.

This Book is Not Required - An Emotional and Intellectual Survival Manual for Students (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Inge... This Book is Not Required - An Emotional and Intellectual Survival Manual for Students (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Inge Bell, Bernard McGrane, John Gunderson, Terri L. Anderson
R1,213 R1,089 Discovery Miles 10 890 Save R124 (10%) Dispatched within 7 - 12 working days

The beloved guidebook for first-year students seeking a successful college experience is now available in a new edition "This book SHOULD be required. The authors] have created a lively, insightful, and tangible source that students can utilize in the classroom and in life. They want to read the book because it speaks to them, and it provides me with a classroom full of hungry, alert minds." - Melanie C. Klein, California State University, Northridge The Fourth Edition of the classic This Book is Not Required: A Success Manual for First-Year Students breaks new ground in participatory education, offering insight and inspiration to help undergraduates make the most of their college years. This edition continues to teach about the college experience as a whole looking at the personal, social, intellectual, and spiritual demands and opportunities while incorporating new material highly relevant to today's students. The material is presented in a personable and straightforward manner, maintaining Dr. Inge Bell's illuminating writing style throughout, and inviting students to take responsibility for, and make the most of, their educational experiences. New to This Edition Features two new chapters, "Technology (Chapter 3) and "Survival Skills" (Chapter 12), as well as new material on academic integrity, including the increased prevalence of cheating through the Internet. Key Features Offers real-life student vignettes that address current issues facing college students Encourages a participatory college education and personal reflection for students in many different disciplines Includes three bonus appendices: For Teachers and Students Using this Book; A Primer on Buddhist Sociology' Pioneered by Inge Bell; and Short Biographies of the Team Bell' Members This Book Is Not Required is a valuable guidebook for any student new to the college experience. It is also an excellent text for freshman orientation programs and for a number

Amsco Advanced Placement United States Government & Politicsamsco Advanced Placement United States Government & Politicsamsco... Amsco Advanced Placement United States Government & Politicsamsco Advanced Placement United States Government & Politicsamsco Advanced Placement United States Government & Politics (Paperback)
David Wolfford
R580 Discovery Miles 5 800 Dispatched within 7 - 11 working days
Amsco Advanced Placement Human Geography Amsco Advanced Placement Human Geography Amsco Advanced Placement Human Geography... Amsco Advanced Placement Human Geography Amsco Advanced Placement Human Geography Amsco Advanced Placement Human Geography (Paperback)
David Palmer
R627 Discovery Miles 6 270 Dispatched within 7 - 11 working days
Diversity Includes Disability - Perspectives on the U-M Council for Disability Concerns (Paperback): Anna Ercoli Schnitzer Diversity Includes Disability - Perspectives on the U-M Council for Disability Concerns (Paperback)
Anna Ercoli Schnitzer
R180 Discovery Miles 1 800 Dispatched within 7 - 11 working days
Medical School Interviews: a Practical Guide to Help You Get That Place at Medical School - Over 150 Questions Analysed.... Medical School Interviews: a Practical Guide to Help You Get That Place at Medical School - Over 150 Questions Analysed. Includes Mini-multi Interviews (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
George Lee, Olivier Picard
R589 Discovery Miles 5 890 Dispatched within 7 - 12 working days

This 2nd edition of the UK's best selling book on medical school interviews contains up to date information on NHS current issues and extensive advice on how to handle MMI-style interviews. This book presents an in-depth look at over 150 medical school interview questions. The book provides you with techniques to address the various types of questions, analyses good and bad examples of answers, teaches you how to add depth to your answers and how to answer those difficult ethical scenarios and lateral thinking questions. If someone asked you: Why medicine? or What are the qualities of a good doctor? Would you crumble or would you respond with the same old cliche as the next candidate? How about: What makes a good team player? Are you a leader or a follower? Should alcoholics receive liver transplants? Was it a good idea to send a man to the moon?

SAT Prep Guide 2019 (Paperback, 19th edition): Petersons SAT Prep Guide 2019 (Paperback, 19th edition)
Petersons
R550 R457 Discovery Miles 4 570 Save R93 (17%) Dispatched within 7 - 11 working days

Peterson's(R) SAT(R) Prep Guide 2019 provides a wealth of test-taking strategies and skill-building exercises to help students prepare well for the SAT(R). Students will find extensive subject reviews for the Reading, Writing and Language, Math-No Calculator, and Math-Calculator test sections of the SAT(R). The book's full-length Diagnostic Test with detailed answer explanations helps students determine their strengths and weaknesses, and the numerous exercises will surely boost students' test-prep confidence. The 5 additional full-length practice tests in the book, plus exclusive access to 3 full-length practice tests online, will help students score high on test day. In addition, the updated "Parents' Guide to College Admission Testing," provides valuable advice for parents on subjects such as what tests their high school student should take, how to motivate their child, and what role to play in the college admissions process. 9 full-length practice tests (including a full Diagnostic Test and access to 3 online practice tests), with detailed answer explanations Extensive subject review of the Reading, Writing and Language, Math, and optional Essay sections, with dozens of practice exercises Expert tips and strategies to help students succeed on test day User-friendly design, with bulleted roadmaps and chapter summaries formulated so that high school students can work through the exercises at their own pace Helpful resource for parents on how to best help their student prepare for the SAT and any bumps along the road to college

Shelter in a Time of Storm - How Black Colleges Fostered Generations of Leadership and Activism (Hardcover): Jelani M. Favors Shelter in a Time of Storm - How Black Colleges Fostered Generations of Leadership and Activism (Hardcover)
Jelani M. Favors
R611 Discovery Miles 6 110 Dispatched within 7 - 11 working days

For generations, historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have been essential institutions for the African American community. Their nurturing environments not only provided educational advancement but also catalyzed the Black Freedom Struggle, forever altering the political destiny of the United States. In this book, Jelani Favors offers a history of HBCUs from the 1837 founding of Cheyney State University to the present, told through the lens of how they fostered student activism. Favors chronicles the development and significance of HBCUs through stories from institutions such as Cheyney State University, Tougaloo College, Bennett College, Alabama State University, Jackson State University, Southern University, and North Carolina A&T. He demonstrates how HBCUs became a refuge during the oppression of the Jim Crow era, and illustrates the central role their campus communities played during the Civil Rights and Black Power movements. Throughout this definitive history of how HBCUs became a vital seedbed for politicians, community leaders, reformers, and activists, Favors emphasizes what he calls an unwritten ""second curriculum"" at HBCUs, one that offered students a grounding in idealism, racial consciousness, and cultural nationalism.

Newcomb College, 1886-2006 - Higher Education for Women in New Orleans (Hardcover): Susan Tucker, Beth Willinger Newcomb College, 1886-2006 - Higher Education for Women in New Orleans (Hardcover)
Susan Tucker, Beth Willinger
R1,115 Discovery Miles 11 150 Dispatched within 7 - 11 working days

In 1886, Josephine Louise Newcomb donated funds to Tulane University for the founding of the H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College. Her contribution created the nation's first degree-granting coordinate college for women. For more than a century, Newcomb College educated thousands of young women in the liberal arts and sciences, preparing them for positions in the civic and economic world of New Orleans and the South.

Newcomb College, 1886--2006 explores the rich history and tradition of the college through a diverse and multidisciplinary collection of essays. Early chapters focus on the life of Josephine Louise Newcomb and her desire to memorialize her daughter Sophie, as well as the development of student culture in the Progressive Era. Several essays explore the staples of a Newcomb education, from its acclaimed pottery and junior year abroad programs to lesser-known but trailblazing work in physical education and chemistry. Concluding biographical and autobiographical chapters recount the lives of distinguished alumnae and the personal memories of Newcomb's influence on New Orleans. The essays offer insight into the work of artists Caroline Wogan Durieux and Ida Kohlmeyer, education reformer Sarah Towles Reed, U.S. representative Lindy Boggs, and other Newcomb leaders in various fields. Throughout the book, contributors reflect on the curriculum, pedagogy, and alliances that created paths for students, not only for advanced studies, but also for their roles as friends, wives, mothers, reformers, and professionals.

Touching on three centuries, the book concludes in 2006 when Tulane University closed Newcomb College and Paul Tulane College, the arts and sciences college for men, and united the two as Newcomb-Tulane College. This absorbing collection offers both a scholarly history and an affectionate tribute to a Newcomb education.

Under Stately Oaks - A Pictorial History of LSU (Hardcover, Revised ed.): Thomas F. Ruffin Under Stately Oaks - A Pictorial History of LSU (Hardcover, Revised ed.)
Thomas F. Ruffin; Edited by Jo Jackson, Mary J. Hebert; Foreword by Sean O'Keefe
R850 R662 Discovery Miles 6 620 Save R188 (22%) Dispatched within 7 - 11 working days

In a captivating blend of photographs and text, Under Stately Oaks showcases over 150 years of Louisiana State University's past, following the evolution of the tiny Seminary of Learning of the State of Louisiana, founded near Pineville in 1853, into a university of well over 30,000 students for the twenty-first century. Thomas F. Ruffin has written an affectionate history of LSU, but it is also an honest one. The notorious scandals of 1939, the university's desegregation struggles, and free-speech alley confrontations during the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War, as well as the football team's 2003 NCAA championship and the university's pivotal role in relief efforts following Hurricane Katrina -- all are chronicled here.

From the red pantile roofs and honey-colored stucco of its Italian Renaissance architecture to the "stately oaks and broad magnolias" hailed in the alma mater, the distinct beauty of the LSU campus is unrivaled. The history of the state's flagship university is as colorful as the azaleas that adorn its landscape every spring. Its first superintendent, William Tecumseh Sherman, later opposed its first faculty member and future president, David F. Boyd, in war. Yet both also fought for an LSU curriculum that embraced a liberal education with a classical component. When LSU lost its state funding during the 1870s, it was Boyd who maneuvered a merger with Louisiana A&M College, a move that ensured LSU's survival and preserved its identity. In the 1930s, Huey Long demanded the best for LSU on many fronts, and by the mid-twentieth century the institution was not only the state's premier university but also nationally recognized for its prestigious faculty and cutting-edge research.

This newly updated edition features a foreword by Chancellor Sean O'Keefe and a final chapter entitled "The 21st Century and Beyond," which details the concrete steps LSU has taken towards fulfilling its goal of becoming a nationally competitive flagship institution. The last chapter also portrays, in text and striking photographs, the central role LSU played in emergency relief efforts following Hurricane Katrina, and examines how the university is faring in the post-Katrina world.

Under Stately Oaks captures the spirit of the university as never before. Though the book shows that much has changed over the years, it is primarily a celebration of the timeless aspects of the LSU experience and a compelling testimony to the university's ongoing commitment to progress.

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