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Nicholas Kristof Decries 'Liberal Intolerance' in Academia

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 06.02.2016 | College
Joseph A. Palermo

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof argues there's a great injustice going on at colleges across the country where "liberal" professors in disciplines such as English Literature, History, and Anthropology show "intolerance" towards underrepresented "conservatives."

In Defense of Angelina Jolie and Public Intellectuals

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 05.31.2016 | Education
Patricia Leavy, PhD

When it was recently announced that Angelina Jolie is slated to each a Masters course at the London School of Economics (LSE) in the fall of 2016, the...

#SciComm for the Public Good!

Marion Leary | Posted 05.23.2016 | Science
Marion Leary

Academia is supposed to foster innovation, free-thinking, and novel, impactful ideas. But if all of that happens in the Ivory Tower, what's the point?

Closing the Gap Between African-American Parent Perceptions and Student Achievement

Michael Lomax, Ph.D. | Posted 05.20.2016 | Black Voices
Michael Lomax, Ph.D.

Professors and teachers have played important parts in getting students to and through college. But nobody has played a longer or more important role than their parents. If only we could equip and empower more mothers and fathers to get fully behind their children's education, our college graduation rate would be much higher than it is.

Enhancing Student Academic Progress Through Interdisciplinary Environmental Education

Nichlas Emmons | Posted 05.11.2016 | Education
Nichlas Emmons

Making the environment part of our education system will be no simple task, but it is very important. We need to create a more informed American population about real environmental problems.

Measuring School Quality: Non-Academic Measures in the Every Student Succeeds Act

Martin J. Blank | Posted 05.09.2016 | Education
Martin J. Blank

Martin J. Blank, President, Institute for Educational Leadership and Director, Coalition for Community Schools The education community is facing a to...

Community Schools: Much More than Wrap Around Services

Martin J. Blank | Posted 04.29.2016 | Education
Martin J. Blank

Mary Kingston Roche, Reuben Jacobson and Martin Blank, of the Coalition for Community Schools, all contributed to this article. "Wraparound Services...

The Non-Overlapping Circles of the Global Village

Ahmad Atif Ahmad | Posted 04.22.2016 | Travel
Ahmad Atif Ahmad

The fragmentation of the global village is bound to get worse. I mean that social circles will likely overlap less and less. Global trends are less and less truly global; in reality, they are more and more regional.

Are You Cut Out For A Career In Public Health?

Erin McKelle | Posted 03.31.2016 | Education
Erin McKelle

I've had my fair share of experience working in public health, the most significant of such in my role as the Communications Associate for YTH, working to empower youth through technology-based health initiatives.

Diplomacies, from Public to Pubic

John Brown | Posted 03.23.2016 | World
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John Brown

My own minor, rather frivolous, contribution to the creation of the new diplomatic jargon -- pubic diplomacy -- did not appeal to the wordmasters of the universe. But it does occasionally appears as a typo in some U.S. Embassy internal memoranda.

Academic Drivel Report: Confessing My Sins and Exposing My Academic Hoax

Peter Dreier | Posted 03.19.2016 | Education
Peter Dreier

Six years ago I submitted a paper for a panel, "On the Absence of Absences" that was to be part of an academic conference later that year--in August 2010. Then, and now, I had no idea what the phrase "absence of absences" meant.

What I Love Most About My Small School

Caitlyn McCain | Posted 03.11.2016 | College
Caitlyn McCain

Packed lecture halls and being one in a sea of 80 or more students is a common image of a college classroom. However, at a small school like mine, Keene State College, no student is lost in the masses.

Academics can Change the World - If They Stop Talking Only to Their Peers

The Conversation Africa | Posted 03.09.2016 | Education
The Conversation Africa

Savo Heleta, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Research and creative thinking can change the world. This means that academics have enormous powe...

Journo Safety College Course Advances in Beirut

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.18.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Academics, media professionals and experts met this week to push for a course on safety for journalists as a coalition of concerned stakeholders urged U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to uphold a pledge he made last year to defend their security.

We're Doing Preschool All Wrong, Says New Book

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 02.11.2016 | Parents

Disappearing are the days when preschools were havens for free play and make believe. They're now factories for rote memorization and dry instruction,...

Theories and Methods in the Study of Religion: Friedrich Nietzsche

Jordan Brady Loewen | Posted 01.27.2016 | Religion
Jordan Brady Loewen

Welcome back to the Religion: Theories and Methods series. This week we are exploring the history and methods of the Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. ...

A Phenomenal Man Driven to See Children Succeed

Tenille Livingston | Posted 01.26.2016 | Education
Tenille Livingston

Ron Clark never intended on becoming a teacher nor did he have a teaching license. Clark was convinced by his mother to substitute in a North Carolina School and it was that experience that forever changed his life.

Digital, IoT, Mobile and Gen-Z - Shaping A New Norm For Higher-Ed?

Scott MacFarland | Posted 01.25.2016 | Education
Scott MacFarland

Photo Credit: Pexels.com (CC0) License Technology, the crazy speed of innovation adoption and behavioral trends of our times are fascinating things ...

Theories and Methods in the Study of Religion

Jordan Brady Loewen | Posted 01.18.2016 | Religion
Jordan Brady Loewen

Theory, when done correctly, is a practice of intellectual humility. A theory is an attempt to explain and understand the world as it is experienced by human beings in our limited earthly capacities.

Wikipedia, the Year of Science, and What That Means

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.15.2016 | Science
Craig Newmark

Folks, good news: 2016 is the Wikipedia Year of Science. While every year should be the year of science (says the old school nerd), this is a specific initiative to improve Wikipedia's potential for communicating science to the public.

Harvard's Legendary Dean Henry Rosovsky: The Secret of excellence and the prospects for Asian Higher Learning

Emanuel Pastreich | Posted 01.09.2016 | Education
Emanuel Pastreich

Interview with Harvard's Legendary Dean Henry Rosovsky. The Secret of excellence and the prospects for Asian Higher Learning

An Open Letter to Fellow Educators & Leaders Regarding Religious Literacy in Schools

Anisha Ismail Patel | Posted 12.23.2015 | Education
Anisha Ismail Patel

Our American Muslim students are counting on us for our consistent efforts in doing what's best for our nation's schools. As educators, let us continue to rise to the challenge of meeting the needs of each and every child.

How to Infuse Social Media into a Conference of Tech-Naive Attendees

Mona Shattell | Posted 12.04.2015 | Technology
Mona Shattell

Conferences have long been opportunities to connect, share information, develop new working relationships and uncover new ways to approach solutions to vexing problems. Before the widespread use of technology and social media, that information was limited to those in attendance. Even then, connecting with other attendees could be difficult. Anyone unable to attend the conference missed out all together!

Here's Why Academics Should Write for the Public

The Conversation US | Posted 12.01.2015 | College
The Conversation US

Academics just need to start writing, getting edited and seeing if the public reads them. Through this process, academics will not only learn to express themselves clearly, but most likely become better scientists as well.

American Students: Smartphone Experts Who Struggle in Reading and Math

Richard Freed | Posted 11.24.2015 | Education
Richard Freed

Is the dramatic increase in teen smartphone and entertainment tech use contributing to their academic struggles? It's not the only factor, but it's a critical one.