Cambridge Science Festival,
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology,
While I'm incredibly sore that I couldn't be in New York today to see the Space Shuttle Enterprise arrive aboard NASA's carrier jet, living in Boston has allowed me to enjoy some first-rate experiences. The single luckiest event so far would have to be the Cambridge Science Festival.
The truth is, while there are indeed some quality programs in the sector, there are many, many rotten apples, because the lack of strong accountability standards has created a race to the bottom -- the more you abuse students, the more money you make.
The students who graduate about which I have no worry are those that have worked hard, become passionate about something, learned to think critically and to communicate their thoughts coherently. Their major or minor is almost irrelevant.
That piece of paper you just picked up doesn't matter. Neither does your major, your GPA or any "honors" you graduated with. From here on out, the only thing that matters is your work.
Sometimes it's tough to know what to bring to your interview besides yourself.
De Anza College,
Tax Cuts. Community College,
Cuts to places like De Anza destroy mass access to a knowledge economy that is led by Apple. Corporate tax avoidance has for decades been a major mechanism of crumbling the social bridging performed by higher ed.
If the mainstream media was confused about Occupy Wall Street in its early days in Zuccotti Park, they're bound to be completely befuddled this May Day. The day is about showing up and protesting, but also building the world we want.
I'm looking forward to a week without screens at home. Screens are so interwoven into our lives that we stop noticing whether they're fun, useful, or even necessary. We use them by default. To fill up time. To distract us from thinking. To save us from the void.
Glamour caters to a specific audience demographic: white, heterosexual middle and upper class women. However, I'm concerned with how "30 Things Every Woman Should Have and Should Know by the Time She's 30" is marketed to speak for all women. Consider this my response.
Youth employment is at a 60-year low. Student loan debt has surpassed $1 trillion. The Young Entrepreneur Council has been working diligently to develop young American entrepreneurs because entrepreneurship is a viable, practical solution to youth un- and under-employment.
But how important is interest rate on federal student loans, really? Keeping the rate low is probably good, but it's not that important.
Ernest O. Lawrence,
Fox Chicago Sunday,
Frederick Gardner Cottrell,
National Air And Space Museum,
National Science Foundation,
Research Corporation For Science Advancement,
Basic Scientific Research,
Early Career Scientists,
Solar Energy Conversion,
As our nation's leadership in scientific and technological innovation is challenged as never before, federal funding of basic scientific research remains essential, but that research should be potentially transformational.
In order to give credit to organizations that are run by students to enhance their own college experience and have an impact on the world around them, an extremely positive step would be to call fraternities by their actual name.
It became so obvious. All this garbage. All this junk. All this longing to take that which is deemed unworthy -- this was Good News -- really, really, good news. This was Gospel.
This is the basic truth I want to tell these schools: it doesn't matter if a school is a for-profit or a non-profit, it needs to be doing a good job educating students. And if it's failing to do that, it should be shut down.
There's no shortage of advice in this area, but in all the time I've spent as a student, faculty member and administrator, three simple pieces of wisdom I've picked up along the way stick out to me as being the best and most worthwhile.
While I believe that society may be far along enough to leave race in and of itself behind, I feel that rather than ending affirmative action, it should be adjusted to better fit the realities of society.
"I'm having an orgasm," came the shout heard around the quad. It was clear. It was unmistakable. It was unavoidably audible. And timed perfectly to cause maximum shock value.
The Patagonian Hare is full of Lanzmann's cloying self-regard, but we accept it for the single reason that he created Shoah, his 1985 documentary about the Nazi war against the Jews, one of the masterworks of cinema.
Drinking wasn't new to me; drinking to get drunk wasn't either. But at college, I no longer had to worry about being sober by the time I got home to my parents. There was nothing holding me back and I ran with that freedom.