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Miksch speaks at University's New Student Convocation

Karen MikschKaren Miksch, associate professor in the Department of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning, was the faculty speaker at the University's New Student Convocation on September 2. Miksch spoke to the University's incoming freshman class, including the 450 new CEHD undergraduates.

Miksch's research focuses on access to higher education and legal gatekeepers impeding college access and success. During her convocation speech, she talked to the students about the transformative power of a university education, stating, "I firmly believe the most important civil rights work takes place in a classroom." Miksch also noted that CEHD's First Year Inquiry question (How can one person make a difference?) resonates with her because she believes education should be an empowering experience in which all participants "discover new solutions to inequity and injustice."

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