Navigation

My international students are often unprepared for college. I want them anyway.

Adele Barker, 2014-2015 Public Voices Fellow. This piece was first published in the Washington Post, "I was packing up 37 years’ worth of books and materials the other day when I found two packets of beautifully embossed…
Read More

Boundary breakers: Tucson bookstore, Hungarian sneaker lady

Adele Barker-2014-2015 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Arizona Daily Star. "Saturday I walked out of Bookmans with a bag of books the store had donated to me. Soon, 50 young women I will…
Read More

Are Chinese Students Driving Educational Imperialism?

Adele Barker-2014-2015 Fellow. This piece was first published by Inside Higher Ed. "A lot has been written recently about the problem of cheating among Chinese students studying here in America. Recently, The New York Times reported…
Read More

The Stories We Tell: Adopting From a Troubled Country

Adele Barker-2014-2015 Fellow. This piece was first published in Pacific Standard. “Sometimes when I am standing in front of my class explaining that essays need a well-developed argument and a conclusion I feel disingenuous. My story…
Read More

Nemtsov murder evokes memories of unsolved killings of those who dared to speak out

Adele Barker—2014-2015 Fellow. This piece was originally published by Global Post. “The death of Boris Nemtsov is all too reminiscent of a time in Soviet history that most Russians are glad to have left behind. And yet…
Read More

American Sniper Misfires at the Oscars

Adele Barker—2014-2015 Fellow. This piece was first published by The Huffington Post. “In Pakistan, my classes were unusually small, 10 students compared to 100 students for other professors. Then I found out the reason why …”
Read More

10 years on, Sri Lanka still shows scars from the wrath of tsunami

Adele Barker—2014-2015 Fellow. This piece was first published by Global Post. “Last year, I watched children running in and out of the waves on Sri Lanka’s southern shore. Life felt almost normal, almost as if the…
Read More