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Zoe P. Strassfield

BIO

Inquiring Minds Want to Know! Attending the 2012 Cambridge Science Festival

Zoe P. Strassfield | June 30, 2012 | College
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.
David_Halperin

BIO

Michelle Rhee Says She'll Tell For-Profit Colleges To Clean Up Their Act

David_Halperin | June 30, 2012 | Education
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.
Dr. Lawrence M. Schall

BIO

What Is the Promise of College?

Dr. Lawrence M. Schall | June 30, 2012 | College
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.
Jeff Reeves

BIO

Dear Class of 2012: Your Degree Is Worthless -- Now Get to Work

Jeff Reeves | June 30, 2012 | College
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.
Her Campus

BIO

The 15 Things You Need to Bring to an Interview

Her Campus | June 30, 2012 | College
Sometimes it's tough to know what to bring to your interview besides yourself.
Christopher Newfield

BIO

Apple's Attack on the Knowledge Economy

Christopher Newfield | June 30, 2012 | Business
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.
Sarah van Gelder

BIO

This May Day Could Be One to Remember

Sarah van Gelder | June 30, 2012 | Politics
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.
Susan Linn

BIO

Confessions of a Screen Addict About to Go (Almost) Cold Turkey in Anticipation of Screen-Free Week: April 30-May 6

Susan Linn | May 3, 2013 | Impact
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.
Caroline Rothstein

BIO

The Real 30 Things Women/Womyn Should Have and Know Before Turning 30

Caroline Rothstein | June 30, 2012 | Women
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.
Scott Gerber

BIO

What I Told Congress to Do to Help Entrepreneurs

Scott Gerber | June 30, 2012 | Impact
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.
Karl Gude

BIO

Yelling at Students Using Facebook in Class Doesn't Help, But This Video Might

Karl Gude | June 30, 2012 | College
Daniel Luzer

BIO

The Interest Rate Debate: The Red Herring of College Costs?

Daniel Luzer | June 30, 2012 | College
But how important is interest rate on federal student loans, really? Keeping the rate low is probably good, but it's not that important.
James M. Gentile

BIO

Basic Scientific Research and Its Transformational Potential

James M. Gentile | June 30, 2012 | Science
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.
Ellesha LeCluyse

BIO

Fraternity: What's in a Name?

Ellesha LeCluyse | June 30, 2012 | College
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.
Tara Woodard-Lehman

BIO

A Story of Redemption: My Secret Love for Garbage

Tara Woodard-Lehman | June 30, 2012 | Religion
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.
Michelle Rhee

BIO

What I Plan to Tell the For-Profit Colleges and Universities

Michelle Rhee | June 30, 2012 | Education
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.
Susan Herbst

BIO

Quick and Dirty Advice for Soon-to-Be College Students and Their Anxious Parents

Susan Herbst | June 30, 2012 | College
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.
The Badger Herald

BIO

Status, Not Race, Should Be Basis of Affirmative Action

The Badger Herald | June 30, 2012 | Politics
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.
Robert Rosenthal

BIO

'I'm Having an Orgasm'

Robert Rosenthal | June 30, 2012 | College
"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.
Michael Roth

BIO

Claude Lanzmann's Memoir - 'The Patagonian Hare'

Michael Roth | June 30, 2012 | College
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.
Her Campus

BIO

Her Story: I Got Alcohol Poisoning From Drinking Too Much

Her Campus | June 30, 2012 | College
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.