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Daan Braveman
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Daan Braveman is the President of Nazareth College in Rochester, NY.

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The Anniversary of the Brown Decision

(0) Comments | Posted May 26, 2014 | 9:24 AM

This past week we quietly celebrated a historic anniversary. Sixty years ago, on May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court rendered its decision in Brown v. Board of Education, one of the most important decisions issued by the Court in the history of the country. There, the Court struck down state...

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Celebrate Division III Athletics

(0) Comments | Posted January 31, 2014 | 9:05 PM

When the media discusses college sports, it seems to focus much of the attention on NCAA Division I athletics. Quite often, too little attention is paid to the important role of Division III athletics at campuses all over the country. On this, the 40th...

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Affordability and Accessibility in Higher Education

(0) Comments | Posted October 30, 2013 | 7:36 AM

As students begin the process of applying for college entrance for next fall, there is continued public discussion about the cost of higher education. A recent article in the New York Times cites a study that found that...

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Connecting With the World

(0) Comments | Posted October 10, 2013 | 3:19 PM

As I walked across campus the other day, I met three students from China. They are among 32 Chinese students who are studying at Nazareth this year as a result of partnerships with schools in China. They were excited about their classes and deeply appreciated the opportunity to...

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Summer Learning Loss

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2013 | 6:41 PM

As the summer ends and pre-K through 12 programs begin another school year, it is worthwhile to step back for a moment and reflect on the widespread problem of summer learning loss that occurs among children in primary and secondary schools.

The National Summer...

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Serving America's Veteran Students

(0) Comments | Posted September 3, 2013 | 4:40 PM

In his recent speech to the Disabled American Veterans National Convention in Orlando, Fla., President Obama announced the "8 Keys to Success" for veteran students. The president singled out 250 schools across the nation that are committed to implementing these initiatives. Nazareth College of Rochester, N.Y.,...

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The Rhythm to Campus Life

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2013 | 8:49 PM

Today, we began the new semester, and I can feel the change in the pace of life on campus. The summer was especially busy, but there is always new energy in the air at the start of the fall semester. The freshmen are busy getting their rooms organized and finding...

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The Value of a Liberal Arts and Sciences Education

(0) Comments | Posted August 21, 2013 | 4:45 PM

We are witnessing increased challenges to the value of a college degree and particularly the value of a liberal arts and sciences education. I believe that these attacks are unwarranted and ill-informed. To be sure, parents and students want to be assured that their substantial investment in higher education is...

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