...Noliwe Rooks, director of the American Studies Program and professor in the Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University, wrote an article for The Chronicle of Higher Education that offered advice to faculty about teaching current events. The article, published in Fall 2014, came after a summer of uproar following the shooting of Michael Brown and the Ebola outbreak, mirroring the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the killing of George Floyd.
In the article, Rooks advised faculty members to ensure they are familiar with the issues and can provide scholarly sources beyond information provided in mainstream media.
Read this article in The Ithacan https://theithacan.org/news/professors-alter-course-curricula-to-address-current-events/
Read The Chronicle of Higher Education article from September 22, 2014 https://www.chronicle.com/article/knowing-when-to-teach-current-events/