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No National Security Briefing For Donald Trump: Important To Sign This Petition Immediately!

Paul Abrams | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Paul Abrams

It has been a tradition for an Administration to provide both major party nominees a national security briefing. It is only a tradition. It is not a legal requirement.

Achieving Higher Education: Some Modest Reflections on the Faculty-Administration Divide

Miguel Martinez-Saenz | Posted 04.26.2016 | College
Miguel Martinez-Saenz

Some years ago after having made a decision to engage in administrative work the litany from my colleagues began: "I guess you have decided to go to the dark side." Recalling Darth Vader's hope that Luke will see the "darkness," I began to wonder what had drawn me away from the light.

Through Duke Protests, Sit-ins Student Bodies Momentarily Stop Administrative Machine

Travis Knoll | Posted 04.06.2016 | College
Travis Knoll

The Duke Chronicle reported, over the weekend that students seized the Allen Building, the university administration's headquarters. They demand improvements to working conditions and accountability for what they see as an egregious affront by a powerful administrator towards a working-class contractor.

Victimized by the Administrative State? A U.S. Army Star Chamber

Paul Schwennesen | Posted 03.01.2016 | Divorce
Paul Schwennesen

"Hello, we're calling about your son Timothy" A quickening of the pulse. "We have received an anonymous report that you allegedly abused him" Hea...

An FSILG Village Would Hurt MIT's Greek System

Frederick O Daso | Posted 09.16.2015 | College
Frederick O Daso

Unfortunately, the proposal to create a "Greek Village" located on West Campus grounds in Cambridge does not come close to addressing these issues. Here are nine reasons why an FSILG Village is not in the best interests of the Greek community and MIT as a whole.

The Rules of the Game in College Governance

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 08.24.2015 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

What to do with alumni can be an especially difficult problem to address. Alumni connections to the college are less direct and immediate than that of parents. They are often spread out globally.

Treat People as You Want to Be Treated

Dr. Roger H. Hull | Posted 06.27.2016 | Education
Dr. Roger H. Hull

A leader of a college or university (or any non-profit, for that matter) should do what one can for those who work at the institution. One thing one can do at no cost is simply to be appreciative of hard work and to thank people for their work. Doing so goes a long way, a very long way.

In Delegation We Trust?

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 07.20.2014 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

Delegation is a foreign concept for many who think that they need to hold all of the cards or to have their spoons in every pot. Those who are willing to share responsibility may not invest the time into doing so strategically or may not even know how to go about it.

How to Write A University-Wide Email: A Guide for Administrators

Michael Restiano | Posted 06.28.2014 | College
Michael Restiano

Being a part of the upper echelon of higher education administration comes with significant responsibilities, as you know. Chief among them is the occasional need to write emails sent to the entire university community.

Proposed Food Label Changes a Win With Physician

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 04.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

The impetus for change is to make nutritional information easier to understand, so that consumers can pick up products on the grocery shelf and easily determine if it's a good choice for themselves and their family. However, nutrition labeling is tricky for a variety of reasons.

Winds of Change Reshaping Middle East Landscape

Claude Salhani | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Claude Salhani

Amidst the great uncertainty that prevails in the Middle East today there is at least one thing that is certain: we are living through a great shift in the region's politics and alliances, the repercussions of which are yet to be fully felt.

Leading the Charge: The Faculty's Role in Governance

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 11.18.2013 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

To take the seat at the governance table in the 21st century, American higher education must develop faculties that teach locally but think globally. The faculty must see the world beyond the college gates.

It Makes Me Wonder Why All the Amateurs Have Come to Education

Shaun Johnson | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics
Shaun Johnson

The strong, silent professionals who actually do all of the shoe-work in education are distracted by, of all things, what got them in the profession in the first place. It's their work with children and young persons that is most important, so that's where their attentions rest.

Realize the Board's Limitations

Dr. Roger H. Hull | Posted 07.01.2013 | College
Dr. Roger H. Hull

The most important thing a board does is to hire and fire the president. If the board cannot rely on the president, if it feels it needs to run the college, it should get a new president.

Regarding Tonight's Debate

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

Tonight's presidential debate will focus on foreign policy. As we listen to Democratic and Republican presidential candidates it is worth saying that a thoughtful foreign policy isn't about who can drop the most bombs.

Intentional Enrollment

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 10.08.2012 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Beyond the student athletes and legacies, senior officials and their boards must first ask: What kind of institution do we wish to become?

Like Previous Administrations, Obama Is Using Existing Laws to Improve our Immigration System

Mary Giovagnoli | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics
Mary Giovagnoli

The Obama administration has taken a first step in laying out clear guidance on prosecutorial discretion and forming a review committee, but it can't stop there.

To Cut the Debt, Time to End Drug Companies' Blank Check

Gary Shapiro | Posted 10.18.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

U.S. drug companies often create miracle drugs and they deserve to be rewarded, but we must not let drug companies' financial needs overtake common sense.

CPD Faces Layoffs, Reassignments And Restructuring

Posted 10.08.2011 | Chicago

A combination of reassignments and the elimination of several command positions will “trim the fat on executive staff” at the Chicago Police Depar...

Dear Mr. Smith, Our Broken Immigration System Requires Solutions That Embrace Discretion, Not Eliminate It

Mary Giovagnoli | Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics
Mary Giovagnoli

Congressman Lamar Smith has engaged in an all-out effort to turn back the clock on our immigration laws through a series of bills that may tackle one issue at a time, but equal a comprehensive overhaul.

Cybersecurity: Lots of Answers, Now Let's Ask the Right Questions

Leslie Harris | Posted 07.25.2011 | Technology
Leslie Harris

Government and private institutions from the Pentagon to Wall Street regularly face significant threats from unseen and unknown assailants in cyberspace -- from casual hackers to nation-state actors.

Libya -- Oil, Water, Gold Are the Real Issues

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 06.15.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

The oil price has skyrocketed over the past few months and the finger often points to Libya and claims of supply disruptions have dominated the press. However, are these claims grounded in fact or are we watching yet another sentiment driven bubble?

Obama Administration Pushes Small Businesses Toward Export Opportunities

Susan Wilson Solovic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Wilson Solovic

Small business is the engine that is driving the American economy -- that's a phrase we have all heard a lot. But little help has been provided to help small businesses survive the recession, until now.

Obama's Next Steps

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We'll have lots of time to examine Obama's new course before he actually formally announces it next year. In the meantime, Obama has two short months remaining to convince the Senate to get something done to bolster his legacy.

The F Word: Larry Summers: Goodbye To All That

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

The Internet was all a-Twitter yesterday when news broke that Larry Summers, director of the National Economic Council, will step down by the end of t...