famalaoan / Ineyak

Editing Pacific Asia Inquiry

I edited the 2015 issue of our college journal, Pacific Asia Inquiry.  I had completed a stint as guest-editor for a special edition of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies on the contemporary Jacobean a year or so previously (very different experience). At our dean’s suggestion, this issue focused on women, children, gender, and the family in our region, the Pacific, and … Continue reading

famalaoan / Ineyak

Criminal Sexual Conduct

Michael Ehlert, associate professor of psychology at the University of Guam, was indicted yesterday by a Superior Court of Guam grand jury. Ehlert was indicted on two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct as a second-degree felony, five counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct as a misdemeanor, and three counts of official misconduct as a misdemeanor. … Continue reading

Institutions of higher education and safe spaces
decolonization / Ineyak

Institutions of higher education and safe spaces

I’ve about had it up to here with the ignorant, vicious backlash against attempts to provide safe space at universities for students. Students with disabilities are protected under the law — now.  It certainly wasn’t always that way. LGBTQ students are barely protected.  Our society at large still views LGBTQ people as subhuman or disordered. … Continue reading

Ineyak / kuttura

Live-blogging the Mike Carson presentation on Litekyan archaeological sites

UOG CLASS Lecture Hall 9-9-15 Sea levels were higher 3000 years ago, Guam MUCH narrower in middle, beaches are buried far inland from today’s coastland to find 3000+-year-old sites.  Mike Carson.  Steep clifflines in south coming right down to the ocean.  Different coral reefs than are present today were growing back then.  Pottery changed over … Continue reading

fino' chamoru / Ineyak

Ineyak Chamoru “Phrase by Phrase”

Systematization has been so important for me as a student: focused, directed, structured approaches to learning.  Without that, I might learn a few familiar or amusing phrases but nothing more: I’d float, learning nothing really of the language. I’ve been studying the foundational grammatical structure of Fino’ Chamoru in a variety of ways.  Probably my … Continue reading