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Academics

Intelligence and Learning Disorders Aren't Mutually Exclusive

Kelseigh Ingram | Posted 03.05.2015 | College
Kelseigh Ingram

I ended up texting my mom to tell her that I was giving up for the night and that I felt like a failure. She then responded with this: "You are not a failure. Just because it doesn't come easy for you doesn't define you. We all have our weak areas."

Do This When Your Child Lies About School

Liz Frank | Posted 03.04.2015 | Parents
Liz Frank

As he leaned in sheepishly, his steely blue eyes gleamed with a fascinating mix of fear, shame, and a dash of hope. "Please don't tell my mom." He was referring to his big confession: four overdue math assignments that piled quickly.

'I'd Like to Thank the Academics...'

Christopher King | Posted 02.19.2015 | Science
Christopher King

To some observers, the significance of the Oscars runs deep. The awards--and what they tell us about art, commerce, psychology, and society itself--constitute a topic for scholarly investigation.

Homeschooling: Setting the Record Straight

Chris Sosa | Posted 02.09.2015 | Education
Chris Sosa

During the late 1980s, my mother heard a radio report about an educational method called "homeschooling." At the time, it was framed as a predominantly religious response in the U.S. to the secularization of schooling. But what mom saw was an opportunity to spend more time raising her children in the way she believed to be best.

Write Notes, Not Textbooks: A Guide to Better Note Taking

Uloop | Posted 02.03.2015 | College
Uloop

As familiar as Shakespeare, students can always recognize the sound of the frenzied flurry of paper flipping as the teacher says "this will be on the test."

10 Tips On What to Do Before, During and After Your College Intership

David Ongchoco | Posted 01.27.2015 | College
David Ongchoco

A lot of students enter college not knowing how to go about finding an internship that will help them with their career goals. It's a process that can sometimes be very daunting and confusing.

From Black Swans to Grey Rhinos: Four Ways Academics Can Help Managers

Michael G. Jacobides | Posted 01.06.2015 | Business
Michael G. Jacobides

As academics, our job is to help managers tune into the rustling leaves or cracking twigs of an approaching challenge -- or opportunity -- before it's upon them. To do that, we must focus on the parts of the environment that matter most, and make sure the tools we carry are fit for purpose.

Higher Education: The Problem with Priorities

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 01.05.2015 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

There are some who might argue that this is no different than corporate politics played out at all levels. But colleges and universities are not corporations.

How to Keep Your 2015 New Year's Resolution

Uloop | Posted 02.28.2015 | College
Uloop

It's easy to say "a new year, a new me" every January 1st. We all have things we can or want to improve on from fitness and weight loss to budgeting and improving relationships.

Why NOMSense Made So Much Sense: A Tale of 3 Best Friends, 2 Cookies and Cake Crumble

David Ongchoco | Posted 02.10.2015 | Small Business
David Ongchoco

NOMsense Bakery cofounders and best friends Alina Wong, Roopa Shankar and Rachel Stewart loved baking during their free time. And when friends started telling them how good they're creations were, they decided to try starting a business.

Gap Years: Are They Effective for Students?

Shayla R. Price | Posted 01.23.2015 | Education
Shayla R. Price

In Europe, it's been a longstanding tradition for high school students to embark on a "gap year" of traveling and volunteering before entering their...

"Did Somebody Say 'Mulatto'?" Speaking Critically on Mixed Heritage

A. B. Wilkinson | Posted 01.21.2015 | Black Voices
A. B. Wilkinson

As the number of people who identify as "mixed" increases, discussions around topics concerning people of mixed ancestry are also expanding and challenging our perceptions of race and racism. Critical mixed-race studies and films like Dear White People accomplish the goal of furthering dialogues around race that we can engage in with friends, family, and those in our communities.

To Boycott or Not to Boycott?: That Should Not Be the Question

Leeat Granek, Ph.D. | Posted 12.13.2014 | New York
Leeat Granek, Ph.D.

The Doctoral Students Council at the City University of New York will soon vote on a resolution to boycott Israeli academics. This resolution -- which follows a wave of similar boycotts in academia worldwide -- is not only hurtful and shocking, it is illogical and counterproductive.

Academic Roundtables to Benefit Colleges and Universities (and Religious Institutions)

Kemal Argon | Posted 11.29.2014 | College
Kemal Argon

Academic roundtables should be considered by top academic leaders as a very useful way to inspire, challenge, and encourage a younger generation of scholars, exposing them to a range of top and senior scholars and their ideas.

Nothing Rhymes With Heidegger

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 11.22.2014 | Arts
Nancy Cohen-koan

Will I pick up a copy of The Black Notebooks for winter reading this December? Doubtful. But do I still need to read Heidegger to understand or at least appreciate why those who also accept his anti-Semitic stance can accept the good part of his philosophy as gospel?

The Case Against Straight A's

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 11.16.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I have seen too many kids get stressed out, anxious and even depressed in their mission to get straight A's. Let me tell you why I dislike the pursuit of straight A's.

Return on Performance in Higher Education

Joseph Urgo | Posted 11.15.2014 | Education
Joseph Urgo

Return on Performance: let's be honest with students and their families when they are choosing a college. Tuition does not purchase a degree. Tuition purchases the opportunity to learn how to succeed.

Dear Ernest, #1: The College GPA Myth Exposed

Ernest Owens | Posted 11.02.2014 | College
Ernest Owens

College students spend more time trying to unify themselves to the same expectations that high school required without appreciating the opportunity to create their own unique standard.

Top 10 Back to School Microresolutions

Caroline L. Arnold | Posted 10.29.2014 | Education
Caroline L. Arnold

As at the New Year, the new academic year sparks personal resolutions to perform better by becoming more organized, healthy, and productive.

The Overachiever's Guide to Senior Year

Larry P. Thomas | Posted 10.19.2014 | College
Larry P. Thomas

For nearly two decades, I've been committed to preparing the most inspiring and motivated college students for graduate/professional school and lifelong achievement. I have learned that my very best students were focused, driven, and disciplined enough to follow these key steps-to-success during their senior year.

College Advice From the People Who Matter Most (Pt. II)

Josh Stephens | Posted 09.29.2014 | College
Josh Stephens

Don't approach college like it's supposed to prepare you for anything. Take classes because they interest you, not because they'll check off some box in a future employer's job readiness assessment.

College Advice from the People Who Matter Most (Pt. I)

Josh Stephens | Posted 09.28.2014 | College
Josh Stephens

The world enjoys no shortage of advice, both good and bad, about how students can get into college. But for all the thousands of dollars that families spend on preparation, all of that support vanishes once students actually enroll.

Academics vs. Athletics: It's Not a Choice

Wendy B. Libby | Posted 09.17.2014 | College
Wendy B. Libby

Athletics has a place in our students' lives for the lifelong value it can bring. It should not be overinflated on a college campus any more than it should be sidelined.

What 'We' Must Do Right Now for Palestine and Israel, Beyond Governments

Marc Gopin | Posted 09.17.2014 | World
Marc Gopin

The fact is that people and their individual initiatives have much more impact on the course of history than is acknowledged by government officials, by cynics, and by those citizens too apathetic, too callous, or too fearful to act.

Soul Searching for Today's High School Student

Dorit Sasson | Posted 08.31.2014 | College
Dorit Sasson

By the time I left SUNY at Albany in 1990, I knew attending college wasn't the right place. I did however, have to go through those two tough years to figure out what my soul needed.