So yes, I am dying a slow and painful death, especially since according to the Farmer's Almanac this is going to be a "bitterly cold" winter. But when faced with adversity, are we to give up and freeze to death, or do we create a plan of action and obliterate the enemy?
It seems every time we have a case where a woman accuses a high profile athlete of rape, we get the inevitable we "we just couldn't prove it" press conference. Where are the prosecutors who say "I believe my witness, we're moving forward, and we'll let the jury decide"?
After years in the rumor mill, it's safe to say Mother Nature is bipolar, but it's not her fault. For decades, analysts have pointed to a steady decline in the Earth's natural environment.
The pictures my parent friends post on Facebook do not tell the whole story. Who wants to see a new mother crumbling underneath the stress of sleep deprivation and an inability to satisfy a crying infant?
I am frequently asked whether a Masters is essential for the international development sector. The short answer is 'Probably Yes'.
Chronicle Of Higher Education,
University Of Phoenix,
Career Education Corporation,
Points Of Light,
America's for-profit colleges are receiving as much as $33 billion in a single year from your tax money, and billions more from the pockets of students, a lot of whom are left deep in debt and jobless from their encounters with predatory schools.
Students today attend K-12 institutions and colleges that value a high GPA and test scores, following the rules and listening to the teacher. While those measurements have their place, they aren't the only yardstick.
It's not a time to point fingers at the other guys and blame them for their supposed past sins. If you haven't yet noticed, millennials are a pretty savvy generation and, as this poll shows, they're damn tired of being told to blame the other party for the problems that both created.
Earlier this semester I participated in a symposium in honor of the inauguration of Nicholas Dirks as Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley. My task was to speak briefly on undergraduate education. Here's the clip.
The disappointments will accumulate and the same need to locate in him the political, ethical, psychic compass of his country will turn and the gravity of that turn will attribute him with blame.
High school seniors across the country are keeping a close eye on their inboxes and mailboxes, as dozens of colleges prepare to send out admissions decisions this week.
Most people acknowledge that the traditional undergraduate experience is designed to do something more than prepare students for jobs. What else might students gain from college, and how much should they be willing to pay for it?
Every soccer player knows that he has to run fast and have good footwork, but how does a kid attract the attention of a coach? And, if a student is dedicating himself to sports, how can he ensure that he'll qualify academically for the universities to which he aspires?
University Of Connecticut,
The essential differences between an education at a private school and a state one are most evident outside the small rooms or lectures halls where actual teaching and learning takes place.
Lee Kuan Yew,
Wall Street Journal,
Americans who haven't given up on liberal democracy should pay close attention to what's going on behind Singapore's glittering facade before they praise Yale's role in plunging Yale-NUS' idealistic young students and faculty into a reinvention of liberal education there.
Gay Open Relationships,
Gay Voices News
What's got me so despondent (and dramatic)? A couple of recent blog posts that appeared on HuffPost Gay Voices, lamenting, worrying about or lashing out at queers (like me) who don't want to live a heteronormative life.
College Graduates Jobs,
Job Market College Graduates,
Of course, it shouldn't take a serious recession to remind us that we should be grateful for our good fortunes. But in a world where it's all too easy to lose sight of what's going right, there may be long-term gains from short-term losses.
We teach our students to think for themselves and to express their opinions. We also ask that they recognize other points of view.
Cedar Crest College,
Women In STEM,
Women In Science,
Women STEM Careers,
Young Women In STEM,
Only a few years ago, Jessica Hile, Jenette Stadnik, Natalie Akers and Julia Kelly were STEM girls; now in college they continue to explore their interests. Jessica is in her junior year and is majoring in biodiversity and conservation biology.
As someone who swore never to look back and romanticize my formative years in Small Town, USA, I have fallen into the tired cliché of seeing those days as bright beacons, standing in stark contrast to the dark road of uncertainty lying at my feet now.