Molly Campbell and Krista Jackman are UNH Lecturers and have
started The HUGEmanities Project, a collaboration between The New Hampshire
Humanities Collaborative, and UNH College of Liberal Arts. It is an initiative
that highlights the engaged, active thinking and digital humanities work UNH
students are doing. We discuss why the humanities are an important field of
study, define the humanities through song, and talk about going all in.
Defining the Humanities through
song: 1st song: “Strange Fruit” by Billie Holiday 1939; 2nd
song: “9 to 5” by Dolly Parton 1980; and 3rd song: “For What it’s
Worth” by Buffalo Springfield 1966.
Sarah Hirsch and Cindy Pulkkinen are two of the 17 UNH lecturers who received non-renewal notices by mail in January. Everything about it was mishandled. Sarah and Cindy have dedicated much of their lives to UNH and their students. Once a month, I like to discuss issues in education on “All In”, especially how those issues affect teachers and the impact on students, because if we, as a country, aren’t invested in education, we will continue to have heart-breaking stories like the ones from Sarah and Cindy.
Three songs that would be on the soundtrack of their lives: 1st song: “Teach your children well” by CSNY; 2nd song: “The Rising” by Bruce Springsteen; and 3rd song: “Make a Noise” by Katie Herzig.
Molly Campbell, Catherine Moran, and Larry Beemer, Lecturers at UNH, talk about some of the issues with higher education. Some of the topics we discuss are the “adjunctification” of higher education and the growth of the use of contingent faculty, the workload and working conditions of the academic precariate, why all faculty need job security, and why I think students and parents can make the difference.
Songs that would be on the soundtrack of their lives: 1st song: “The Beat(en) Generation” by The The (Catherine); 2nd song: “The Grudge” by Tool (Molly); and “Franco Un-American” by NOFX (Larry).