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An American Tradition: Change the College Culture of Hazing

(3) Comments | Posted May 4, 2012 | 10:27 AM

Robert Champion was a phenomenal musician from Atlanta. George Desdunes was a former altar boy from New York City -- a good student who dreamed of becoming a doctor. Both young men were socially adept, bright and when they left home for college had no problem finding a friend group....

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Don't Judge This Christian By Her Cover

(28) Comments | Posted February 22, 2012 | 12:21 PM

I was raised in the church.

Specifically, Florin United Methodist Church, located a little ways down Florin Road (if you hit Rainbow Foods, you've gone too far), in Florin, California. When my family moved to California, my mother got her first job at FUMC, as the children's choir...

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Romney in the Safety Net Hot Seat

(5) Comments | Posted February 2, 2012 | 1:24 PM

Head cocked to one side, CNN's Starting Point anchor Soledad O'Brien seemed genuinely befuddled. Riding a fresh wave of momentum following what could be described as a rather sweeping, 14-point primary victory in Florida on Jan. 31, had Mitt Romney said what O'Brien though he'd said? Did Mitt Romney, of...

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Paying to Play: The Problem With For-Credit Internships

(9) Comments | Posted October 12, 2011 | 8:14 PM

Last month at colleges and universities around the country young people went back to school, and back to work. But unlike the majority of the workforce, this highly educated, highly motivated and highly desperate college and graduate horde will not only likely be working for free -- many may even...

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