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MSI Line Up

We are happy to publish guest-authored MSI Line Ups! MSI Line Ups are short BuzzFeed-like or “listicle” posts that are meant to be a quick way to spread information about and advocate for the nation’s Minority Serving Institutions. The website is hosted by the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions (CMSI) and run by an editor working as a CMSI staff member or researcher. MSI Line Ups (not MSI Lineups or MSIlineups) are generally written by CMSI research assistants but we also allow outside contributors to submit posts. The website is hosted on Wordpress at

If you would like to submit an MSI Line Up for consideration, please contact Brandy Jones at

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MSIs Unplugged

This blog is a medium for scholars working on MSI-related research to promote their work for non-academic audiences. Blog posts are generally 600-800 words long. Authors work with an editor at CMSI to ensure their post is accessible to a public audience, factually correct, and thematically related to MSIs. 

If you would like to submit or discuss an MSIs Unplugged blog post for consideration, please contact Brandy Jones at All submissions must be 600-800 words long and include the author's headshot and a brief bio.

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