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Second Tribal College Journal Article Published

Submitted by Steve Gavazzi on Fri, 05/06/2022 - 2:37 PM
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In the present article, we turn our attention toward SOSU activities centering on the viewpoints of the leaders of those tribal nations whose land was seized and sold to help found The Ohio State University.

Article in AAUP

Submitted by Steve Gavazzi on Wed, 04/06/2022 - 8:29 PM
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Stephen M. Gavazzi and John N. Low discuss the massive transfer of wealth from tribal nations that underwrote the founding of land-grant universities, and the hard questions about land-grant institutions' relationships to Indigenous communities.

New Tribal College Journal Article

Submitted by Steve Gavazzi on Wed, 11/24/2021 - 1:03 PM
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Sparked by the Land-Grab Universities report, a faculty and staff group from The Ohio State University created the Stepping Out and Stepping Up racial justice project to address the dispossession and sale of tribal lands used to fund the establishment of OSU.

U.S. Universities Ponder Massive Debt to Native Americans

Submitted by Steve Gavazzi on Tue, 10/19/2021 - 3:15 PM
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Times Higher Education: Already struggling to address its historical debt to enslaved black Americans, U.S. higher education is now beginning to confront one of its central origin stories: a massive theft from indigenous populations.

2 Steps Land Grants Should Take to Fight Racial Injustice

Submitted by Steve Gavazzi on Fri, 05/07/2021 - 3:15 PM
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Inside Higher Ed: Unfortunately, to date we’ve seen a lot of talk but far less action when it comes to righting past wrongs and healing our nation’s wounds, argues Stephen M. Gavazzi, professor of human development and family science.

InFACT Discovery Theme December 2020 Newsletter

Submitted by Steve Gavazzi on Thu, 12/17/2020 - 3:58 PM
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InFACT Discovery Theme Newsletter: The December newsletter from InFACT (Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation) featured the Stepping Out & Stepping Up Racial Justice Project.