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Created: September 6, 2002
Latest Update: May 9, 2004

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Week of May 2, 2004 through Summer 2004

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    Samantha Collier wrote on Monday, May 3rd:
    On most interesting thing learned

    the most interesting part of this cousre was learning more how to self educate myself which inables to practice answerabilty with my classmates because if i'm working on a certain creative measure and i bring it up in class there is problably another student working on the same topic and we can interact with our different findings...

    samantha -- good!

    On May 7th, LaTricia White wrote:
    On my role in social change

    My Role in Social Change

    Answerability? No teacher ever wanted to listen to me,
    No testing? But being open to listen even if we disagree.
    Reparations? "It's not fundamentally about the money",
    Dr. Marable said admitting the problem exists is the 1st step 2 recovery.
    Henry Gates toured the country in attempts to see,
    If "we the people" were any closer to obtaining the dream.
    The dream of a man named Martin Luther King,
    Is there an unearned benefit to having skin the color of cream?
    Nearly 50 years ago, John Howard Griffin wanted to find,
    If the color of his skin would nullify what was in his mind.
    He kept his name, education, even the way he spoke,
    O, what a different world it is when you're Colored, Negro.
    Peacemaking requires that we come to the table,
    But what happens if you are not able,
    to effectively communicate what it is you feel,
    Senseless violence? No I'm making a deal..... outta this,
    So you can pay attention, and did I mention,
    The treatment received in the system
    We call it corrections, I call it inten....tional, What are we really trying to do?
    Stanley "Tookie" Williams has done so much to prove,
    That he's no longer the violent man of his past...... realize,
    He's making changes for the youth, his efforts are recognized.
    Two nominations, for Peace and Literature,
    But the people in power, won't even look at the picture.
    Burying their heads, saying "it doesn't matter to me"
    And if we don't teach them new skill their crimes their gonna repeat.
    If he could make such progress all on his own,
    What a disservice we give excons that are coming home.
    Costitutive says we are all parts of a whole
    I am faced with the decision of what type of role
    I will play in law and social change
    I must speak out even if it seems strange.
    But that's the point, we have to venture off the path,
    1+1=2, little kids can do the math;

    And conquer, multiply some peace and love,
    So bow your heads and ask for wisdom from the Father, GOD above.
    Listening to you all has equipped me with various points of view
    I will thoughtfully apply them in what ever work I do,
    And this poem is a way to say Thank You.
    And no, it doesn't have a particular pattern or rhyme,
    But it was a way to demonstrate the things on my mind.
    You know the saying, "It's a woman' prerogative"
    The challenge put before us is to change the world we live.....in,
    Dr. Marable posed a ?, what is my moral assignment to be?
    Prophetic Criticism is what that sound like to me.
    Anarchists embrace the differences, and doing so has changed me,
    Being open is fundamental to not only freeing the Feminine Other but all humanity.
    My role in social change, what will it be?

    I will

    Listen,

    Look,

    Think,

    and then

    Speak.

    Written By: LaTricia White Inspired by L&SC

    latricia --- thank you for the poem! i'm sure jeanne will try to find a place for it on the hypertext collaborative poem.

    On xxxday, May xx, 2004, xxx wrote:
    On xxx

    xxx

    xxx -- xxx



    From CRMJ/SOCA 352: Law and Social Change

    On Sunday, May 2, 2004, Bettie Poole wrote:
    On advice to new students

    Advice good listener, attending class regularly, speakup, develop study group outside of class. Do via email to professor, & assigned questions. Be creative, and a community learner.

    bettie -- thanks! the last point is a very important one!

    On Monday, May 3, 2004, Nicole Totoni wrote:
    On advice to new students

    My advice to students that are new to this teaching/learning approach would be simple. Don't be scared of this approach, because this is what the "real world" is going to be like. No one holds your hand in this class and tells you what to do to get your grade. You create your own grade, by going out and interacting and experiencing what the system is all about. The "real world" is the same way.

    nicole -- thanks for the feedback!

    On Tuesday, May 4th, Amanda Van De Hey wrote:
    On advice to new students

    I would say that it may seem like you don't understand right away what you are supposed to do, but it comes eaiser and that u might think this is a really easy class, but you will find out that it may be one of your hardest ones.

    amanda -- thanks!

    On Wednesday, May 5th, April Puryear wrote:
    On advice to new students

    New students must be able to listen and be open minded. They will learn alot from others.

    april -- thanks!

    On Thursday, May 6th, Bill Kohler wrote:
    On advice to new students

    A little goes a long way. Even if you do a short little article, you can really apply it to alot of theories in class. And get involved in outside activities and lectures. They show you how to apply your studies and to keep up to date on new studies and findings.

    bill -- thanks!

    On Thursday, May 6th, Tony Ciardo wrote:
    On advice to new students

    My advice is to ask question when you have them. Never wait until the last minute in this class. Always combine theories to your creative measures to get a understanding of how the theory really works in practice.

    tony -- okay.

    On Thursday, May 6th, Erika Jorvig wrote:
    On advice to new students

    I would give advice to new student, and it would be to be open minded, keep good communication both in class and with you. I also fel that organization is a very key aspect to this course, so a new student should know or learn an effective organizational style. It is also important to speek in clas and communicate your learning with everyone in the class, so that someone may possibly be inlightened.

    erika -- okay.

    On Friday, May 7th, Justin Nauseda wrote:
    On advice to new students

    advice to new people is to be open. this is a different style but if you enjoy it, you can obtain so much.

    justin -- good.



    On Thursday, May 6, 2004, Marissa Schoen wrote:
    On most interesting creative measure

    The most interesting creative measure I worked on was looking at the number of minorities in tv, and the way minorities are portrayed. It was surprising to see just how exact the stereotypes were from discussing them in class.

    marissa -- good. thanks.

    On Thursday, May 6, 2004, Erika Jorvig wrote:
    On the most interesting creative measure

    The most interesting creative measure that I worked on, was on Anorexia and Bulimia. It was interesting because I thought that I had already known everything about these disorders, but soon realized that there was much more. I didn't know the average age of onset, or that many people with chronic disorders such as asthma, or diabetes are more likly to suffer from an eating disorder.

    erika -- good but can you relate it to the theories from arrigo?

    On Friday, May 7, 2004, Amanda Morris wrote:
    On the most interesting creative measure

    I would also like to say that my most interesting creative measure would have to been learning about the programs that are offered to inmates and how they don't want to take them if they aren't made too.

    amanda -- good. thanks.



    On Thursday, May 6, 2004, Jason Sielski wrote:
    On the most important thing learned

    I think the most valued and easily the most interesting part of this class was the in-depth discussion on race relations from a diverse class. Also the Arrigo theories added more depth to our class discussions.

    jason -- good. thanks.

    On Thursday, May 6, 2004, Tony Ciardo wrote:
    On the most important thing learned

    The most important thing that i learned in this class was to use answerablilty in answering questions. never talk out of hand when someone is talking. I also liked learning some of the theories like constitue of criminology because all differences matter in this world. People need to treat each other with dignity and respect.

    tony -- good. thanks.

    On Thursday, May 6, 2004, Erika Jorvig wrote:
    On the most important thing learned

    The most important thng tha I learned n this coarse, is that it is very imortant to be open minded, both to learning new things and to other people ideas.

    erika -- good.

    On Friday, May 7, 2004, Amanda Morris wrote:
    On the most important thing learned

    I think the most important thing i have learned in this class would have to be to stay open minded about different points of view and to learn from each other.

    amanda -- good. thanks.

    On Friday, May 7, 2004, Justin Nauseda wrote:
    On the most important thing learned

    the most important thing learned is that people are different and have different experiences. we need to be open to those differences. when we are we will learn so much.

    justin -- good.



    On Thursday, May 6, 2004, Bill Kohler wrote:
    On ideas and suggestions

    Open the floor to opposing view points and basically let the students go at it. Like a debate but incorporate theories to support their ideas and attempt to open the minds of people on each side. So everybody can see everybody elses side.

    bill -- how does this differ from our class discussions now?



    From CRMJ 490: Media, Crime & Criminal Justice

    Heather Hernandez wrote on Sunday, May 2nd:
    On advice to students

    The advice I would give would be to not get behind and to ask questions if you don't understand something and most of all to be open minded to the approach, otherwise you won't make it through the class

    heather -- good. thanks.

    Kevin Gabbey wrote on Tuesday, May 4th:
    On advice to new students

    The advise that I would give to someone new to this approach would be to not be afraid ot this approach and don't get overwhelmed. You will catch on soon and it will become clear.

    kevin -- thanks for the advice!

    Marquan Crawford wrote on Tuesday, May 4th:
    On advice to new students

    The answer to question 3 Is my advice i would give to students taking this course would be to make sure that you read the material that is assaigned in class the next day and please make sure you particiapate in class and make sure you come to class every day so that you know what is going on and make sure you do your discussion question and make sure you pay attention or you will look dumb when its time to meet with the teacher plus make sure you keep a journal.

    marquan -- thanks!

    Abbigale Wild wrote on Wednesday, May 5th:
    On advice to new students

    Some advice for students new to this teaching approach; make sure you speak up in class and don't forget to e-mail her and keep her up to date with your creative measures.

    abbigale -- thanks!

    Rosalio Gutierrez, Jr. wrote on Wednesday, May 5th:
    On advice to new students

    Be open minded to it and enjoy it. Stay well organized, participate dont be a field mouse. Document everything you do and everything you say. Be creative in you creative measures, and dont be scared to ask for guidence.

    junior -- thanks!

    Amanda Morris wrote on Friday, May 7th:
    On advice to new students

    some advice that i would give students is not to be so closed minded and things aren't as hard as it seems.

    amanda -- thanks!

    Justin Nauseda wrote on Friday, May 7th:
    On advice to new students

    to new people this is the type of class that has real world application. listen to what is being said and pay attention to what goes on. It is something that you will be able to take with you through life.

    justin -- thanks!

    Jeremy Ruby wrote on Friday, May 7th:
    On advice to new students

    The advice I would give someone that is new to the class is to stay on the ball. Need to have an open mind to things, and also need to participate in class discussions otherwise the class my become boring.

    jeremy -- thanks!

    Jason Hagensick wrote on Sunday, May 9th:
    On advice to new students

    I would tell them to partner up with someone that has had you before and knows what they are doing to show them how to use the site. This way they get a one on one approach to this situation and they won't be lost in the dark

    jason -- thanks!



    Nicole Totoni wrote on Monday, May 3rd:
    On the most important thing learned

    I learned not to always trust what the media shows or says. The media wants to show and say whatever gets the best ratings. However, that doesn't mean its truthful or helpful. It could be CNN or FOX, but that doesn't mean its legitimate.

    nicole -- good. thanks.

    Aaron Meyer wrote on Sunday, May 2nd:
    On the most important thing learned

    I felt the most important thing i learned in this course was to look at everything critically. You can't just believe everything you read, you have to look into it. Some things are portrayed more highly than others, but that doesnt mean that it happens more often or holds more truth towards it.

    aaron -- good point!

    Marissa Schoen wrote on Thursday, May 6th:
    On the most important thing learned

    The most important thing I learned in this class was how to look at the media from a different point of view. Not everything we see on the news can be taken as the exact truth. Also, I learned a lot from how characters and groups of people are portrayed, and the way crime is reported to make it look like it is happening all the time.

    marissa -- good. thanks.

    Jason Sielski wrote on Thursday, May 6th:
    On the most important thing learned

    I think the single most important part of the Media class were the creative measures shared by the class. The many content analysis (newspapers, magazines, TV news programs) provided interesting conclusions to the types of media we look at everyday.

    jason -- good. thanks.

    Jeff Fisher wrote on Friday, May 7th:
    On the most important thing learned

    The most important thing I learned in this course is how to use critical and objective thinking, not to believe everything the media hands us. On most topics one can research more in depth, than the short biased reporting the media gives us, to get more of the story.

    jeff -- good. thanks.

    Justin Nauseda wrote on Friday, May 7th:
    On the most important thing learned

    the most important thing learned is that media has a tight grasp on us and just knowing that fact is a step in the right direction to possibly correct it.

    justin -- good. thanks.

    Jeremy Ruby wrote on Friday, May 7th:
    On the most important thing learned

    The most important thing I learned in the class is to look at the media in a softer light. Not to bad mouth them but also not to believe every thing that is in the media.

    jeremy -- good. thanks.

    Sarah Blazewicz wrote on Friday, May 7th:
    On the most important thing learned

    I think that the most important thing I learned from your class, is to be consistant. Exploring ideas and recording what you have learned is essential in your course and doing this on a consistant basis provides proof and rememberance of different learning explorations.

    sarah -- good.



    Amanda Van De Hey wrote on Tuesday, May 4th:
    On ideas and suggestions

    I think that you just need to make sure that people understand what you mean by creative measure in the beinging of the class. I didn't think that u explained it that well because i wasn't really sure what i needed to do. you just kept saying stuff about creative measures. Maybe give an example of what you can do and explain the steps you need to take

    amanda -- good point. how would you explain "creative measures" to a new student?

    When class started all i remember is hearing that we had to do creative measures and i don't remember you explaining what they are. I think that you should start be saying that creative measure are extra research that you need to do throught the semester. and then for example someone did this for a creative measure and this is how they wen't about it. Make sure they know that process.

    amanda -- good. that's very helpful.

    Amanda Morris wrote on Friday, May 7th:
    On ideas and suggestions to improve the course

    i think that the pop quizes should be more pop quizes like to me pop quizes are something you have maybe 3 times a semester. Also to let students that just cause there isnt' test or quizes doens't mean that there is no work to be done.

    amanda -- thanks.

    Jason Hagensick wrote on Sunday, May 9th:
    On ideas and suggestions to improve the course

    I think that for the students who are new to your class, you should hand out or e-mail out a small list of creative measures that they could possibly research and dialogue on or tours and site visits they could go on.

    jason -- but wouldn't the creativity be lost if the student cannot come up with his own creative measure?



    On Tuesday, May 4th, Marquan Crawford wrote:
    On the most interesting creative measure

    this is the answer to question 1 The most intersting creative measure that i did this semester was The diffrence in our society with gangs and how the juviniles in our world are influnced by gangs Reason why i say this is because people dont relize that the youth is our future and gangs are a big thing in our youth.

    marquan -- okay, but you still need to present this in class and participate in the class discussions.

    Emily Rasbornik wrote on Wednesday, May 5th:
    On her most interesting creative measure

    The most interesting creative measure i worked on this semester was how many crime articles are in People magazine. I liked this particular one because it helped to broaden my view on how much crime is in the media and how it can create fear in society.

    emily -- good.

    Jeff Fisher wrote on Friday, May 7th:
    On the most interesting creative measure

    My creative measures were how the media ties into crime through conspiracy theories. I have concluded that the media is directly tied to most of our information we receive and since there are only 6 giants, they can control the majority of the info. If there is a different story, the majority will never see it.

    jeff -- thanks!

    Kevin Gabbey wrote on Friday, May 7th:
    On the most interesting creative measure

    The most interesting creative measure that I did was a book review on Three Weeks in October. It gave a very good inside perspective of the D.C. Sniper shootings from the police perspective. It also showed the relationship between the police and the media.

    kevin -- thanks!

    xxx wrote on xxxday, May xxth:
    On xxx

    xxx

    xxx -- xxx