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Adam Toobin

Are 2016 Democrats Wrong on Trade?

Adam Toobin | May 5, 2015 | College
Any Democrat opposing TPP on the basis of NAFTA isn't offering a trade policy for America's future, but rather guaranteeing that the jobs we have now are the best ones Americans can expect.
Ira Silver

The Practical Liberal Arts

Ira Silver | May 5, 2015 | Education
It is a critical time for liberal arts institutions that serve this student body to engage in better publicity about the vocational value of the liberal arts. Now, there's a message worthy of a commencement address.
Harris Wofford

An American to Remember: Father Hesburgh of Notre Dame

Harris Wofford | May 5, 2015 | College
For Notre Dame's memorial service, President Obama sent a video reflecting his two visits to Notre Dame. When he came the second time, as President, in his speech he saluted Father Hesburgh and TV cameras caught Father Ted smiling in the front row.
Robert E. Johnson

An Open Letter to America's Class of 2015

Robert E. Johnson | May 5, 2015 | Education
While Commencement is a time of celebration and achievement, it is also a time when we can impart a final nugget of wisdom to all of our graduates. Here is what I would like to tell them.
Harris Wofford

An American to Remember: Father Hesburgh of Notre Dame

Harris Wofford | May 5, 2015 | Politics
When I first went to visit Notre Dame in 1957, I learned that there was a common joke about Father Ted. In good humor, the joke was: "What's the difference between God and Father Hesburgh?" to which the answer is "God is everywhere; Father Hesburgh is everywhere but Notre Dame."
Annabel Acton

5 Douchebags You'll See This Cinco de Mayo

Annabel Acton | May 5, 2015 | Divorce
Another drinking holiday, another douchebag. The Cinco de Mayo douches might seem similar in nature to our St. Patrick's Day Dicks, but there are few differences to make note of. Here are five DB's to look out for on the fifth!
Kate Bartolotta

10 Truths That Will Help You Love Your Body Right Now

Kate Bartolotta | May 5, 2015 | Women
As much as we are learning to accept different kinds of beauty in others, the weight loss industry is still making billions of dollars a year and "how to lose weight fast" is one of the most searched for terms on Google. Like so many of the most important things in life, self-love is an inside job.
McKenna Bulkley

To My Teachers, Thank You

McKenna Bulkley | May 5, 2015 | College
It may sound cheesy, but I am who I am today because of awesome (and some not-so-awesome) teachers. My second-grade teacher taught me how to be excited about learning. My high school journalism teacher taught me more than I could ever write in a blog post.
Uloop

8 Graduation Presents College Students Actually Want

Uloop | May 4, 2015 | College
From mugs to sweatshirts, asking for this kind of graduation present means whoever buys something for you doesn't have to break the bank but can still get you something that you'll like.
Uloop

7 Crucial Items to Buy Before Studying Abroad

Uloop | May 4, 2015 | College
Find out which products you should stock up on so you're not regretting a second of your adventures abroad.
Ali Safran

Rape Is Not an 'Off-The-Field Distraction'

Ali Safran | May 4, 2015 | College
When the media writes about rape allegations as merely an "off-field distraction," or refers to Jameis Winston only as a "controversial player," it's minimizing the impact of sexual violence. Rape is more than an off-field distraction, and to define it as such does an injustice to survivors.
Laura Jensen

The Time of Your Life? Struggling With Mental Illness While Studying Abroad

Laura Jensen | May 5, 2015 | College
I am certainly not alone in my experience with mental illness, and it pains me to think about how many other college students are forced to come up with fake stories of their time abroad for fear of being labeled "unappreciative."
Paul Stoller

In Search of Soul and Soulful Social Science

Paul Stoller | May 4, 2015 | College
Soul is about human connection. Soul is about deep feeling, about self-knowledge and empathy. As my Songhay friends in West Africa like to say, a soulful quality makes life sweet, which, in turn, sweetens the quality of life in the world. My students remind me that without soul, there is no social contract and no social harmony.
Dr. Alan Kadish

Top Five Messages for Graduates

Dr. Alan Kadish | May 4, 2015 | Education
While you have just completed all your coursework towards your degree, in the school of life, there is no end to learning -- it's a continuum. Stay open to novel and innovative ideas and experiences, and resolve to learn something new each day.
Jarrett L. Carter

Flames of Protest Should Spark Fire for HBCU Advocacy, Productivity

Jarrett L. Carter | May 4, 2015 | Black Voices
HBCUs offer opportunity where none typically exists for students and families seeking higher education. If black institutions don't matter, it won't be long before the black lives they were designed to serve also fall into the abyss of perceived irrelevance.
Caitlin

Working Out on Campus

Caitlin | May 4, 2015 | College
To be successful in college about working out, you've got to pause that Netflix and get out of bed.
Christopher Noble

University Report Card 2.0: Global Equity and Biomedical Research

Christopher Noble | May 4, 2015 | College
Universities are positioned as institutions devoted to the research and discovery of innovations for the benefit of the public that supports them.
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Career Tips for the Class of 2015

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | May 4, 2015 | College
For millennial aged graduates entering the career world, you must be armed with tools and strategies to distinguish yourselves from the pack.
Reboot Illinois

Illinois Colleges With the Best 'Value-Added'

Reboot Illinois | May 4, 2015 | Chicago
Some schools offer more value to students than others, even when those schools are similar based on traditional rankings standards. The Brookings Institution looked at colleges and universities in Illinois to determine their "value-added" -- how useful it is for a student to attend a particular school over a similar school.
Harvard University’s Institute of Politics

12 Rules of Politics and Public Service

Harvard University’s Institute of Politics | May 4, 2015 | College
One of the benefits of a Harvard fellowship is the opportunity to reflect upon the higher purposes of our country's civic institutions, and how those who serve within them can make meaningful progress for the American public.
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