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Scared by Spiders? Get Over It! You should be grateful to have Halloween’s creepiest creature around

Catherine Bartlett, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published by Scientific America. “Halloween is for celebrating the scary: imaginary monsters—ghouls, goblins and ghosts—along with real but scary-seeming creatures such as bats, black cats and spiders. It’s also the one time of year people buy fake cobwebs en masse and purposefully decorate with oversized arachnids.

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From preschoolers to presidents, thinking critically is a critical skill

Kathleen Bethel, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published by Tucson.com. “Who said what? Critical thinkers know it is vital to check the source of information. After mommy already said “no” to more play time, what preschooler hasn’t checked their sources for consistency, asking daddy for five more minutes?”

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Warrantless searches of digital devices threaten all Arizonans

Catherine F. Brooks, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece was first published by The Arizona Daily Star “Given that Arizona shares its southern border with Mexico, residents need to pay special attention to illegal searches of mobile devices during border crossings. Customs officials are increasingly collecting mobile devices…”

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Candidates too eager to strain military

Kristine A. Huskey, 2015-2016 Public Voices Fellow. This piece was first published in Stars and Stripes,”Donald Trump was well-advised to do an about-face on ordering troops to commit war crimes.  The fledgling lawyers in the class I teach, “The Law of Armed Conflict,” know that torture and targeting civilians violate domestic…”

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Why Good Schools Are Happy Places

Carrie Brennan, 2015-2016 Public Voices Fellow. This piece was first published in Huffington Post Education”Visit my son’s elementary school at 8:00 a.m. any morning of the year and you’ll find a festive spirit in the air. In the courtyard, where the entire school gathers to start the day, there is music playing..”

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What does Ghana have to celebrate in its 59th year of independence?

Phyllis Clark Taoua, 2015-2016 Public Voices Fellow and UA student Francis Mbawini Abugbilla. This piece was first published in The Conversation, “Ghana has long been a symbol of Africa’s promise. But it has also been a reflection of the pitfalls of the continent’s post-independence era.  The country…”

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My Turn: ‘I know, “kindness” sounds soft, but it is anything but’

Jeannette Maré, 2015-2016 Public Voices Fellow. This piece was first published in The Arizona Republic, “My Turn: Students are reportedly harassing visitors to the Islamic Center of Tucson, and there are good reasons why we all should take that personally. Arizona just made national news again. This time…”

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It’s Time to Reveal the Secrets We’ve Been Keeping About Work-Life Balance

Tricia Serio (2015-2016 Fellow) and Allison M. Vaillancourt. This piece was first published in Huffpost Impact. “When former Secretary of State Madeline Albright recently said, “there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other,” we turned to each other and wondered…”

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Maureen Coomler: Now is the time for Arizona to reinstate KidsCare

Maureen Coomler, 2015-2016 Public Voices Fellow. This piece was first published in the Arizona Daily Star, “When state legislators froze KidsCare in 2010, more than 40,000 of Arizona’s children lost their health insurance coverage. Now, a bill that would …”

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Creating Community: Part 3 – Hard Conversations in an Online Classroom – ‘Heart of Darkness’

Judith McDaniel, 2015-2016 Fellows, with Tim Fraser-Bumatay, Daniel Herrera, and Ryan Kelly.  This piece was first published in Educational Technology & Change Journal, “The questions we were left with at the end of the Othello discussion included one that came up again later in the..”

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