Jul 10, 2020 | Campus Life, Residence Life, Student Affairs, Student Conduct
Ron started a new job as the Assistant Director of Residence Life and Student Conduct at Northwestern in May — in the midst of a pandemic and just before protests against racial violence began across the U.S. Both of these events directly impact Ron’s work both now and in the fall. Despite all the turmoil, he remains collected and more motivated than ever to create an inclusive environment for Northwestern’s students.
Ron and Lougan worked together at Belmont, but Lougan was not able to join this interview so Jenna caught up with him to talk about his history as a campus organizer and whether it’s possible to address public health and racial justice at the same time. We also discuss Ron’s work as a tour guide and organizer for Black travelers and where he wants to go once travel resumes.
Ron holds a master’s in college student affairs from the University of West Georgia and is currently pursuing an Ed.D. in student affairs leadership at the University of Georgia.
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Feb 21, 2019 | Academics, Data, Faculty Research
It was guaranteed that Jackie and Lougan wouldn’t forget this week’s guest, Jackie Milhans! She works as the manager of research computing team at Northwestern University, and Jackie V. nerds out hard with her about data. She tells Jackie and Lougan all about data simulation, storage, analysis, plus all the departments her team supports.
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Jun 7, 2018 | Academics, Faculty, Faculty Research
Viorica Marian may be known for a viral tweet, but she’s also a psycholinguist, cognitive scientist and the Ralph and Jean Sundin Endowed Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northwestern University’s School of Communication. There she conducts research on bilingualism/multilingualism and the consequences of knowing more than one language for the human linguistic, cognitive, and neural architectures. During the show, Viorica explains the science behind her research, and we talk everything from bilingualism’s effect on cognition to Yanny & Laurel. We also discuss her now famous tweet and the discourse that happens online.
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