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Afroamerican and African
Studies lecturer Scott Ells-
worth said he started teach-
ing at the University three
years ago as a way to thank
the University of Michigan
Health System for detecting
and curing his prostate can-
"I teach here because of
cancer," Ellsworth said. "The
University of Michigan Hos-
pital saved my life."
Ellsworth's courses range
in topic from Southern lit-
erature to African-American
history to crime and justice
in the United States, and he
said he tries to promote lively
discussion in the classroom.
He is currently working on a
novel about race and basket-
ball, set in the 1940s.
"I try to -get a cross-racial
dialogue going because in
America we tend to talk
about race with people who
look like us," Ellsworth said.
"I try to have honest con-
versation in a diverse class-
Originally from Tulsa,
Okla., Ellsworth said watch-
ing the civil rights movement
unfold sparked his interest in
"In American society,
race is both the source of
our greatest failings but also
of some of our greatest art,"
And though Ellsworth
said he has seen much of the
civil rights movement first-
hand, he said he likes to keep
his classroom environment
informal so that he can learn
as much from his students as
they learn from him.
"I'm really still a rookie
teacher," Ellsworth said.
"The students and I are
exploring a lot of this stuff
He added that he hopes to
keep teaching at the Univer-
sity so that he can continue
to work with engaged stu-
dents and colleagues.
"The students here are
all so sophisticated," Ells-
worth said. "I am so deeply
impressed with them."
While Ellsworth enjoys
his time teaching, when he's
not in the classroom, he can
usually be found cooking for
his wife Betsy and his twin
sons. Ellsworth - who was
a stay-at-home dad - said he
estimates he changed about
"10 million diapers" during
his five years at home with
Lecturer Scott Ellsworth says that overcoming prostate cancer, being a stay-at-
home dad to twin boys and meeting his wife Betsy have all made him the man
and professor he is today.
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against a newly passed health care
overhaul, opponents are trying
everything they can to stop it from
becoming the law of the land.
Republicans in the Senate are
planning parliamentary maneu-
vers to keep a companion bill from
reaching the president's desk. And
lawmakers in at least 30 states are
working to prevent what they say is
an unconstitutional mandate forcing
Americans tohave health insurance.
Experts say none of it is likely
to work, but it will keep the issue,
and the outrage, alive until Election
"I am surprised by the mobiliza-
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a kind of civil disobedience, a dec-
laration that we're not going to fol-
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Hall, a professor of law and public
health at Wake Forest University.
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