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Melissa Landa Ph.D is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the College of Education at the University of Maryland. Her teaching and research interests include preparing teachers to be culturally competent and successful literacy instruction for children in low-income immigrant communities. She also teaches courses about music as a form of social protest in apartheid South Africa; attitudes and beliefs about the "Other"; and she directs a University of Maryland short-term education abroad program in Israel that explores the immigration and acculturation experiences of Ethiopian-Israelis. Melissa earned her B.A from Oberlin College and is the President of the Oberlin Chapter of Alums for Campus Fairness.

ARTICLES BY: Melissa Landa

October 2, 2016 6:05 am

Next Steps for Oberlin College

On September 22, 2016, more than 60 members of the Oberlin College community gathered for an important, and I believe unprecedented, event: an off-campus symposium...


New York Times Amends Palestinian Terrorist Barghouti’s Op-Ed Amid Outcry - A day after convicted Palestinian terrorist Marwan Barghouti wrote a New York...


Georgia’s Kennesaw State University Hosts Camel, Kangaroo on Campus f...

A Georgia university hosted a camel and kangaroo on campus last week as part of a program celebrating Israeli culture, with organizers...


Israel Reportedly Strikes Pro-Regime Military Base in Syria - The Israeli military launched an attack on a military base belonging to pro-regime forces in Syria Sunday, according to local reports. According to a statement issued by the National Defense...

Middle East

Lebanese Prime Minister Asks UN to Help on Permanent Ceasefire With Israel - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri asked the United Nations Friday for help in forging a permanent cease-fire with Israel, ending what he called the Jewish state’s “continuous violations” of...