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Health in Africa

Professor speaks on gender issues at global conference

Changing cultural norms
and empowering women

Sociology professor Linda Semu was among the invited presenters when international scholars and practitioners gathered recently to discuss health in Africa and the U.N. Millennium Development Goals (MDG).


Sometimes the path to gender equality seems too steep and difficult a climb, but Semu is passionate about working to change cultural norms and empowering women everywhere.


“My argument is that we have to look beyond the individual goals and take a holistic view in terms of gender and culture,” says the international comparative sociologist who came from Malawi to the U.S. for her master’s and Ph.D. 


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Sustainability 101

Students' plans for McDaniel show it really is easy to be green.

From solar power to
food waste reduction

Students in Jason Scullion’s Sustainability class quickly learned that their professor envisions much more than a mascot and school spirit when he refers to McDaniel green.


The Environmental Studies professor tasked his sophomores, juniors and seniors with developing a sustainability plan for some aspect of McDaniel’s campus. In small groups, the students conceived and researched their plans, complete with costs and return on investment.


“If we aren’t practicing sustainability, we run the risk of degrading and destroying the Earth systems we depend upon,” said Scullion, who lives what he teaches, whether he is on campus, hiking in Washington state or researching rain forest ecosystems in Peru. Read more »



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FootGolf at McDaniel College

FootGolf at McDaniel College.

English professor Mary Bendel-Simso in the classroom.

A Scholarly Untangling

Class explores hair through physics, forensics, history and more

From Identity Marker
To Forensic Evidence

We wash it, dye it, braid it, straighten it, shave it, obsess over losing it, leave it at crime scenes and donate it to Locks of Love.


“Hair is a fascinating, complex and integral component of racial, sexual, gender, generational, class and cultural politics,” said English professor Mary Bendel-Simso. About a dozen different professors from a diversity of departments presented guest lectures and labs for the 14 students enrolled in "Hair: A Scholarly Untangling," the Sophomore Interdisciplinary Studies (SIS) course designed and taught by Bendel-Simso this spring.

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Graduate and Professional Studies Welcomes
New Dean

Mike Tyler brings 15+ years of higher ed experience

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