When you hear stories about friends or relatives who've had to downsize their homes, take a second job, or move cross-country because of money, the assumption is that an acute case of "living large" is the problem. But that's not always the case.
As a generation that is facing the reality of a changing climate in their own lifetimes, young people are the most vulnerable yet potentially also the best placed (and most motivated) to generate an ambitious societal response that will avoid the most dangerous risks of climate change.
Everyone has procrastinated in their life, and for those who say they haven't: I applaud. But the majority of us have all found something that seemed more important to do than the actual task that we had at hand.
Graduation Day is right around the corner, and there are many anxious parents in the middle of planning a perfect day for their grad. Celebrating this milestone is always more pleasurable when those involved are mindful of a few simple courtesies.
Despite cries to save student journalism in the Mississippi Delta, the state's higher education commission voted unanimously to cut Delta State University's journalism program Thursday.
With a bit of agricultural feng shui we could be well on our way to a more effective, efficient and enduring system of resource management.
All public institutions of higher learning are facing uncertain economic conditions and shrinking or unpredictable public investment. But regional publics are not taking the turmoil of reduced funding lying down.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month,
National Sexual Assault Awareness Month,
The isolation I felt while growing up chilled me to the bone. I did not know what was happening to me. I did not know boys could be raped. I did not know which words to use to describe my feelings.
Apparently, a set of practices and principles designed to ensure that human civilization has a future on this planet is akin to religious zealotry.
War On Terror,
Cia Torture Report,
Fordham University's award of an honorary degree to John Brennan, an unapologetic advocate of torture, is a scandal for Christians, a dark moment in the university's history, and a betrayal of its Catholic commitment to human dignity.
I will never get to experience just one side throughout my life. I will never know how to feel my own culture and tradition just the way my friends and relatives have got to. I can't express my mixed emotions.
This transition period can be a scary time, and the pressure to know exactly what it is that you're doing next can feel confusing.
Women And Pot,
Women And Weed,
Women Who Smoke Pot,
Women Who Smoke Weed,
"The media are finally waking up to the fact that their longtime portrayal of the typical marijuana user as a male slacker who resembles Cheech and/or Chong is old school, outdated, and embarrassingly limited."
The near universal failure of our universities to confront the compelling ethical and political issues intrinsic to our actions in the "war on terror" means that a generation of Americans will have their understanding shaped by the patriotic war porn of American Sniper and Zero Dark Thirty.
Attending a college in the same city I already live in gave my parents every excuse to tell me, "Save your money," by which they meant, of course, their money. Live at home and eat mommy's home-cooked food.
Pursuing a liberal education can be challenging, fun, even exciting and bring with it lifelong benefits. Zakaria's refreshing book is a call for reflection and fresh thinking that hopefully opens the door to a thoughtful, wide-ranging debate on this important subject.
Teaching isn't combat or coaching, especially teaching creative writing. We're not in the classroom to humiliate and harden our students as if they're going into the cutthroat world of business or getting ready for the next football game against a team with no losses. Our role should be to help them grow as writers by identifying what they do best and where they need to do more work.
It took me two and a half years, almost exactly two years after the bombings, to do it. It took a lot of frustration and a lot of drive and a lot of getting up after being again knocked down and a lot of struggle.
The factors affecting post-recession American higher education suggest strongly that an incremental approach to building a stronger college will no longer work. Is change coming?
Four years ago, I would have told you it was awful being the first in my family to attend college because I felt more lost than my peers in this college process. Now, I can say being the first to attend college has been a great experience for me.