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Michael J. Sorrell

A Call For Peace And Unity From America's HBCU Community

Michael J. Sorrell | July 27, 2016 | Black Voices
As we move forward in our endeavors, we will forever remember the lives of those slain and the loss their families have experienced. While we pray that their hearts and minds will one day know peace, we pledge to aggressively continue our efforts so that these types of prayers will one day become unnecessary.
Miguel Martinez-Saenz

Why Philosophy?

Miguel Martinez-Saenz | July 27, 2016 | College
What passes as argument on most news media outlets hardly resembles the sort of dialogue that might help to increase awareness of our myriad contemporary challenges and their possible solutions. More often than not the growing fusion of politics and entertainment appears calculated to promote mindless affirmation of personal ideology...
The Conversation US

The Science Behind Hillary Clinton's Problems With Trust

The Conversation US | July 27, 2016 | Politics
Research, including new work from our Human Cooperation Laboratory at Yale, suggests Trump may be successful precisely because of his hotheadedness and lack of carefully thought-out proposals. Being seen as uncalculating can make people trust you.
David Moshman

Truth, Knowledge, and Academic Freedom

David Moshman | July 26, 2016 | College
Microaggressions. Trigger warnings. Safe spaces. These are among the latest entries in the ever-expanding lexicon of campus censorship. There appears to be a new free speech crisis on campus, and it seems largely due to demands from a new generation of students to be protected from offensive ideas, emotional triggers, and feelings of being intellectually unsafe.
Tomas Laurinavicius

Why Online Certifications Are Key To Professional Success

Tomas Laurinavicius | July 26, 2016 | College
Today, the average high school graduate has the option to look beyond a run-of-the-mill degree. Alternative means of education -like online certification courses- are proving to be as effective in the long run. What has contributed to this change in perception?
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Higher Ed Must Look Inward for Change Needed to Survive

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | July 27, 2016 | College
American higher education's operational model is based on outmoded -- and some (myself included) would argue, unsustainable -- revenue and expense assumptions. The premise is that student-generated revenues will expand to offset increasing operational expenses of the institutions. However, the decline in per-student net tuition revenues and the backlash against...
Kevin M. Wong

Is Perfect Bilingualism Attainable?

Kevin M. Wong | July 27, 2016 | Parents
Raising children to speak two languages is no easy feat. Parents often find themselves enrolling children in language immersion programs, exposing them to different languages at home, encouraging them watch cartoons in another language, and sometimes even hiring language tutors or nannies to speak to their kids in...
John Halstead

The Real Reason White People Say 'All Lives Matter'

John Halstead | July 27, 2016 | Religion
Dear fellow white people, let's have an honest talk about why we say "All Lives Matter." First of all, notice that no one was saying "All Lives Matter" before people started saying "Black Lives Matter." Apparently, something about the statement "Black Lives Matter" makes us uncomfortable. Why is that?
Rosemarie Foulger

Adventure Is Out There: Using A City As A Campus

Rosemarie Foulger | July 25, 2016 | College
I have felt tremendous impact after just one year of using a city as my campus. Using the whole of San Francisco has offered me a wealth of experiences I could never have had on a traditional campus.
Brian Rosenberg

Emperor Palpatine Is Running For President

Brian Rosenberg | July 27, 2016 | Politics
Pundits have struggled for months to come up with the right comparison for the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump. Some mention George Wallace or Pat Buchanan, neither of whom, of course, came nearly as close as Trump stands now to the presidency. Others have sought historical examples from...
John W. Traphagan

Some Thoughts from a Professor as Students Head Off to College

John W. Traphagan | July 24, 2016 | College
As both a college professor and parent of a college student, this time of year always seems to raise a variety of thoughts as freshly minted high school graduates head off to their new adventures. In couple of weeks, green first-year students will be wandering around campuses everywhere, looking young...
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

College Internships: What's the Secret to Success?

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | July 25, 2016 | College
In an op ed in the New York Times earlier this month, Ford Foundation president, Darren Walker, speaks to the value of college internships. Walker noted the personal impact: "As a low-income kid from a small town who entered college without an extended network, my internships equipped me...
Write for the Future

From an Outcast to the White House to Journalism

Write for the Future | July 23, 2016 | College
By Isabel Dibble I felt like an outcast. But my journal became my refuge. My journal explored the challenges of moving from Chicago to Potomac in sixth grade-- from a school filled with friends and a diversity of outfits to a place...
Students Rising Above

4 Ways To Jump Start The College Application Process This Summer

Students Rising Above | July 22, 2016 | College
A strong support network and ongoing mentoring is needed to help navigate the unique challenges most will face while narrowing down and applying for college admission.
Anna Kegler

The Sugarcoated Language Of White Fragility

Anna Kegler | July 25, 2016 | Impact
For a while now, I've been thinking about how terms like "white privilege," "inclusion" and "unconscious bias" all sound just... too nice. Don't they seem a little on the pleasant side for words used to address a system of racist oppression?
UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative

Teaching Entomophagy (Eating Insects) With Metta World Peace

UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative | July 22, 2016 | College
Insects are packed with proteins, minerals, and healthy fats. They're important pollinators. Compared to other forms of animal agriculture, raising certain species of insects in appropriate conditions takes just a fraction of the food, water, and land.
Anne Hilker

5 Things Everyone Needs To Know Before Starting College

Anne Hilker | July 26, 2016 | College
Just before I enrolled in my university, I devoured articles like “7 Things Freshmen Need to Survive,” and “3 Things I Wish I Knew Before College.” I wanted to feel prepared for the unpredictable adventure I was starting. However, these articles lacked real-life stories. So, to help you prepare, I...
Breana Brill

A Letter To My 16-Year-Old Self

Breana Brill | July 22, 2016 | College
To My 16-Year-Old Self: The moment you started high school a little over a year ago, people flooded you with warnings on how fast these years would fly. You always gave them the same classic “grin and nod” to show that you were listening, but it still...
Latoya Scott

Don't Let Those Student Loans Make You Do Something Stupid!

Latoya Scott | July 21, 2016 | College
Student loan debt is a total pain in the ass and I get it, we all would be a lot better without it. However, under no circumstances am I considering contracting illnesses or giving up sex just so I can pay off my student loans.
Paige Harmes

To The Stranger Who Called Me A 'Fag' For Having Rainbow Hair And Tattoos

Paige Harmes | July 21, 2016 | Queer Voices
I know you are unlikely to ever read this, but I hope you know that your words matter, that your words have an effect on people, and that your hatred did not go unnoticed.
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