ICRPS 2018 – Day 11 – July 5

Today was the last day for lectures and we finished with a bang. The morning lectures included topics of migration and the causes of migration as well as how it relates to remittances. We broke into pairs and discussed our personal migrations along with the reasoning of the moves. Universally family, education, and opportunity guided Read More …

ICRPS 2018 – Day 10 – July 4

Written by: Palash Ranjan Sanyal & Stephen Penner Starter It’s a perfect 4th of July, 85 F outside and the group is ready to hit the road. We will head out in few minutes as everyone gathers for breakfast. This is a group craving for good coffee, every morning. Today’s choice is Coffee from burger king Read More …

ICRPS 2018 – Day 8 – July 2

TU to ATL “Daycation” Written by: Lindsey Lunsford and Stephen Penner Reflecting on our journey from Tuskegee to Atlanta, the dominant narrative of the rural to urban divide weighed heavy.  People and place-based concepts would weigh heavy on the group.  Coming in from the rural- Tuskegee population of 8,722 with a density of 532/mi² compared Read More …

ICRPS 2018 – Day 7 – July 1

Written by: Ana Paola Balcazar Quinones &Gilbert Adjoyi Day seven is student’s free day and students were free to do whatever they wanted while the faculty had a meeting and dinner. Some of the students arranged and visited Shady Grove Road Blueberry Farm to help to the owner Mrs. Josie Gbadamosi, a retired nurse, who migrated Read More …

ICRPS 2018 – Day 6 – June 30

Day 6 – “Bombingham” Written by: Miquel Correa (Autonomus University of Barcelona) & Jasmine Ratliff (Tuskegee University) “To the privileged, equality is a sacrifice.” These are the words one of our wise tour guides, Barry, would like for us to reflect on today and every day. He would like for us to pass on the Read More …

ICRPS 2018 – Day 4 – June 28

DAY 4 – TODAY WAS A GREAT DAY! Written by: Folashade Adalumo Ntam, Lucy Asare-Baah, & Donna Davis. The morning session started with two presentations about Rural, Community and Economic Development and Strategic Planning. We were introduced to two developmental models, the people and place-based policy while focusing on rural areas in the South and how Read More …

ICRPS 2018 – Day 3 – June 27

Connecting the Past to the Present Written by: Riikka Kangas, Jabeka Macklin, & Sandra Moore. We started the day boarding a bus at the Kellogg Center at Tuskegee University and picking up a few local students at a gas station along the way.  Once all of us were on board the bus we headed down Read More …

ICRPS 2018 – Day 2 – June 26

The History of Tuskegee, Macon County Al By Kara Woods and Emily Piontek We started the second day of the conference by learning about different research methods. Going from general to specific, we discussed the universal linguistic relationships found in classifying natural observations within ethnoscience: taxonomy, patronomy, and queuing. After, more specific research methods were Read More …

ICRPS 2018 – Day 1 – June 25, 2018

Written by: Donna Davis, University of Missouri The 15th Annual International Comparative Rural Policy Studies (ICRPS) Summer Institute has started and everyone would agree hosted by a very accommodating, gracious, and friendly Tuskegee University faculty and campus student body. The theme this year ‘Social Justice, Rural and Natural Resource Policy’ follows ICRPS with the focus Read More …