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Write for the Future

Seeing Reconstructions of Myself

Write for the Future | October 21, 2016 | College
By Georgia Bell A loud noise startles me. I turn around to the face of Janet, the elderly woman whose home we would be working on. She yells at an old truck screeching by and it comes to a rickety stop. Janet's anger...
David Steele-Figueredo

Why Do Students Value College?

David Steele-Figueredo | October 20, 2016 | College
Most of the discussion on the value of a college degree is based on its economic value. The popular media emphasizes that a college graduate earns hundreds of thousands of dollars more during a lifetime than a high school graduate. And according to the U.S. Department of Labor, college graduates...
Dr Jennifer Gunter

Donald Trump Confuses Birth With Abortion. And No, There Are No Ninth Month Abortions.

Dr Jennifer Gunter | October 20, 2016 | Healthy Living
The third and final presidential debate focused very quickly on abortion. Clinton defended choice, and Trump ― not one to be bothered with facts ― countered with this doozy of line: I think it’s terrible if you go with what Hillary is saying... in the ninth month you...
Dr Jennifer Gunter

Donald Trump Confuses Birth With Abortion. And No, There Are No Ninth Month Abortions.

Dr Jennifer Gunter | October 21, 2016 | Healthy Living
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Erin Mantz

The GenX Kids ARE Alright

Erin Mantz | October 21, 2016 | Women
According to a new study on Generation X by Viacom International Media Networks, the bulk of Gen Xers – nearly 85 percent – favor work-life balance over career success. We’re also 20 percent less likely than Millennials to report being lonely. As a Gen Xer myself,...
Paul Stoller

Striking For The Public Good

Paul Stoller | October 20, 2016 | College
Should a world class education be reserved for children of the rich?
Jacob Thompson

Las Vegas Debate: Lesson in Democracy

Jacob Thompson | October 19, 2016 | Politics
The population of Nevada represents demographic trends in many American states. its growing population includes a rapidly growing percentage of Latino, Asian-American/Pacific Islander, and African-American residents. In the future, America's national elections are increasingly likely to be decided by the candidate capable of winning swing states in the American southwest.
Harvard University’s Institute of Politics

CNN President Jeff Zucker's Advice for Young Leaders and Response to Being the Center of Controversy: "I must be doing something right"

Harvard University’s Institute of Politics | October 19, 2016 | College
On Friday, October 14th CNN President Jeff Zucker visited the John F. Kennedy Forum at Harvard's Institute of Politics to share his thoughts about the current election and the state of the media. Interviewed by the masterful Lois Romano, a longtime...
Lori Day

Philanthropy Isn't Always Sexy: Why Domestic Violence Organizations Deserve Your Support Anyway

Lori Day | October 19, 2016 | Women
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and we need to discuss some numbers.
Lisa Maatz

Millennial Women Will Be The Difference In This Election

Lisa Maatz | October 18, 2016 | Politics
Your vote not only decides who's sitting in the Oval, gubernatorial, or city council member office. It will impact the trajectory of our country and how it influences your daily life.
Campus Election Engagement Project

Message To Faculty: Talking About The Election In Your Classrooms

Campus Election Engagement Project | October 18, 2016 | Education
With the 2016 elections fast approaching, there may be nothing more important that you can do than facilitate classroom conversations that encourage student electoral participation. Whatever else students do, they all take classes. Whatever they study, classroom conversations can play a key role in involving...
The Well

How Studying Abroad In Ghana Changed My Racial Consciousness

The Well | October 19, 2016 | Black Voices
This post is by Akintunde Ahmad and originally appeared on The Well, Jopwell’s editorial hub. For my entire life, I have viewed the world through the lens of an African-American man. Every action, every thought and every situation, I analyze not only as a person,...
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Higher Education: The Stubbornly High Cost of Doing Business

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | October 17, 2016 | College
In The Hechinger Report's recent article, "University Bureaucracies Grew 15 Percent During the Recession, Even as Budgets Were Cut and Tuition Increased," reporter Jon Marcus examined the confounding trend that many university systems are showing "new resolve . . . to improve the efficiency and productivity of stubbornly...
Kristina Kuzmic

I Didn't Tell

Kristina Kuzmic | October 19, 2016 | Women
Let me start by saying that this isn’t a politically inspired post. What it is is a long overdue post. A post I first considered writing back when Bill Cosby’s accusers (victims) started publicly speaking out, and the most common question early on wasn’t: “How could he do...
Jeanne Kelly

Dear First Year College Student: What You Do Right Now Will Impact Your Credit Future

Jeanne Kelly | October 17, 2016 | College
Dear First Year College Student: Welcome to one of the most exciting and memorable times of your life! By the time you're reading this, you're probably into a good routine with your new school. You're learning new things. You're meeting new people, some of whom will become lifelong friends. You're...
Anthony Berteaux

'Fresh Off The Boat' Makes Timely Statement On Asian-American Identity. Here's Why It Matters In 2016.

Anthony Berteaux | October 17, 2016 | Entertainment
Over the duration of its two seasons, ABC’s family comedy, “Fresh Off The Boat” ― the first television show about an Asian-American family in over 20 years ― has continually asked complicated questions about the Asian-American experience in a country that prefers cultural assimilation over true integration and...
Michael Darer

Why Are People So Excited About SNL's Toothless Trump?

Michael Darer | October 17, 2016 | Entertainment
When it comes to “Saturday Night Live” ― NBC’s flagship sketch comedy and variety show, which began airing in October of 1975 ― it seems as though audiences speak in hyperbole or not at all. If “SNL” enters the conversation on a Sunday morning, it will either be to...
Diane Propsner

Celebrating 175 Years of Educating Women

Diane Propsner | October 17, 2016 | College
Mary Baldwin University (formerly known as Mary Baldwin College--more on that later!) is celebrating 175 years of educating women. As a writer whose work often focuses on the subject of women's colleges, I was both enthused and intrigued by this auspicious milestone....
Becca Wiser

Before You Go

Becca Wiser | October 14, 2016 | College
Before you go, before you transfer and say goodbye, give it another shot.
Write for the Future

The Habits of an Ambassador

Write for the Future | October 14, 2016 | College
By Grant Dennis My head hurts. The pain erupts with a foreign feeling, an inability to comprehend the conversation of two men next to me on the crosstown bus. I strain to understand them. I think they are speaking Chinese. It is the...
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