Abigail Neely

Understanding Health Care Access in Rural South Africa

In November and December 2015, Abigail Neely, assistant professor of Geography and Arun Ponshumnugam ’17 spent three weeks in South Africa conducting an in-depth survey and gathering GPS data about health care access in rural South Africa.  Dr. Neely has been working in the Pholela region of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa for close to a decade, but it was Arun’s first trip.  This research was funded by the Mellon Foundation through the Leslie Center for the Humanities and by the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, both at Dartmouth.  Below are some thoughts and reflections of Arun’s.

 

Dartmouth to Offer a New Course: “#BlackLivesMatter”

In a new spring-term course, Dartmouth students will investigate questions of race, inequality, and violence that arose last summer following the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

The class, called “10 Weeks, 10+ Professors: #BlackLivesMatter,” will be taught by close to 20 faculty from about a dozen departments and could be a model for future cross-disciplinary courses.

“The benefit of this course is that we will be able to offer a comprehensive look at one topic across a wide range of disciplines,” says Denise Anthony, a sociology professor and the vice provost for academic initiatives, who will be among the course faculty. “This course could be a template for future multidisciplinary classes on subjects such as terrorism, the brain, the Arctic, and the financial crisis.”

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New #BlackLivesMatter Class

The school will offer a course this spring titled “10 Weeks, 10+ Professors: #BlackLivesMatter,” examining structural violence against communities of color. The lessons in the pilot course will be split into 15 sections that span more than 10 academic departments, including — but not limited to —  anthropology, history, women’s and gender studies, mathematics and English, according to The Dartmouth.

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http://college.usatoday.com/2015/02/04/dartmouth-to-offer-course-on-blac...