Whereas I thought my transferring to UMD meant that I would get to spend more time with my family (something I desperately wanted and perhaps even needed), the way things actually panned out was very different.
A vast majority of them were brought to America through no fault of their own. But they have grown up as Americans and know about the country they came from only through stories their parents tell them. Are we to leave them to live in the shadows?
Students and their families choose a college for many reasons. Anecdotally, perhaps the simplest explanation is "you know it when you feel it."
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We praise you, God, for providing a world in which the only true hierarchy begins with you and immediately ends, equally, with each one of us. In here, out there, everywhere.
We've been thrilled by the response from students and companies alike and hope that the program blossoms in coming years.
So it is summer again in Florida -- and all that that conjures up. I just drove through a pelting rain, signaling the beginning of Florida's late-afternoon rainy season.
If you're looking to help the residents of Oklahoma, here are eight ways to support the community. While youth and teens may not have their own funds to contribute towards the cause, there are many other ways to support this community in need.
In May of 2010, my house took a direct hit from a huge tornado. Following that, I applied for a FEMA grant in 2011 to build a storm shelter on campus that would be large enough for 6,000 people in Seminole and surrounding areas to take cover.
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Do our students think that their liberal education proves valuable in regard to their careers and finances in later life? A purely economic indicator seems to show that their answer to that question is Yes.
After finishing up a post over at Big Beacon on Educating Wholehearted Engineers & Educators, I was reflecting about the notion of vulnerability and the ways in which we are vulnerable both publicly and privately.
It's a fascinating mind game to look down at your veins and not trust what's running through them. Just like all great plot lines involving our beloved mutated characters, there comes a point where each hero or heroine chooses to accept their differences and use their powers for good.
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For me, having taught "Genealogies of Black LGBTQ/SGL Culture and Politics," the first LGTBQ studies course at Morehouse and only the second at a historically black college, this semester, President Obama's small utterance in his commencement address is groundbreaking.
Cali Linstrom, NEDA and I went to A&F HQ to discuss ways that we may be able to work together to speak out about "anti-bullying and discrimination." The executives said they liked some of the suggestions and even though they couldn't revamp their company overnight, they'd let us know which steps they were willing to take.
By Vartan Gregorian, President, Carnegie Corporation of New York. Delivered the following address to The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, class of 2013, on Sunday, May 19. In 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville, a young French aristocrat visiting the United States saw a new phenomenon...
"Making your mark on the world is hard," President Obama simply put during a 2006 speech. When I was a young girl I knew I wanted to help people. Considering my fascination with simply knowing how things worked, I had trouble picturing how I could turn that passion into a career.
At a time when students and families are seeking value in higher education, programs cost too much and too often fail to deliver on their promise of a better, more productive life. This doesn't surprise me, considering we're working with a higher education model that hasn't changed dramatically in hundreds...
Eighteen years ago, my parents were afraid to send me off to kindergarten in fear of the dangers of illness due to the severity of my disease. Now, here I am, with a college diploma that proves all of the hard work I've put in over the years.
What recent grads have to realize is that they probably won't land the job of their dreams after their first -- or even third -- interview after graduation.
When you are asked to work at something because that is simply what one does, many of you ask "Why should I? So-and-so made this thing and it went mad viral." A few people are genuine overnight sensations -- results of our spectacle-hungry, media-addicted culture.