On the 11th and 12th of December The OpEd Project welcomed a new addition to their Public Voices Fellowship Program: Princeton University! Princeton is the fourth academic institution after Yale, Fordham and Stanford to join the ranks of this inspiring program where professors are given support and training in making their voices heard in public media.
The Princeton Program is lead by two amazing women. Courtney Martin, is a blogger, cultural critic and author of five books including Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists and Click: When We Knew We Were Feminists. Her co-leader at Princeton is Janus Adams, an Emmy award-winning journalist, historian, founder of BackPax children’s media and author of nine books including the Glory Days trilogy of African American history and culture. We can’t wait to hear about the amazing successes that Courtney, Janus, and the brilliant scholars at Princeton are going to have in the coming weeks!
In other very exciting news our first op-ed from the Fordham Public Voices Fellowship Program was published on the 8th! Christiana Z. Peppard is Assistant Professor of Theology & Science in the Department of Theology at Fordham University. Her op-ed on fracking is an excellent example of using a particular expertise to write differently about a problem that a lot of people are writing about. She says, ”from my stance as a scholar of theology and science, environmental ethics, and CST, I can say that at least three steps are necessary before fracking can begin to be viewed as a desirable ‘bridge fuel.’” To find out what those are, check out the article here.