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Better Health, By Design

Footnote | Posted 08.07.2015 | Science
Footnote

The human element has always been as important to medicine as the scientific side. Design takes this human factor into account by analyzing how healthcare is provided and used and how the behavior of doctors, patients, and other actors promotes or impedes health.

Discovering My True American Identity

Write for the Future | Posted 07.02.2015 | College
Write for the Future

I lived in America for the vast majority of my life, but I never thought of my country as defining or vital in my personal construction of identity. However, being a part of an international school community of people from different parts of the world does not dissolve the idea of nationality.

Break the Rules and Get into Your Dream School

Elizabeth Dankoski | Posted 06.10.2015 | College
Elizabeth Dankoski

If you blindly follow the rules you're actually going to end up looking like every other high achieving student out there. And many times all you get for your grueling work is a spot on your top school's waitlist.

NEARLY 100,000 DEAD IN AFGHAN WAR

AP | LYNNE O'DONNELL | Posted 06.02.2015 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Militants attacked a remote guesthouse and killed nine Afghans working for a Czech charity on Tuesday, as a new report by ...

The Politics of War

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.24.2015 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

The U.S. has the most powerful military in the history of the world, but it should not be utilized as a political tool or for retribution. The government and its leaders must do their best to make the right decisions, to be truthful with the American people, and to provide all the necessary support needed to fulfill the military's mission. Unfortunately, this has not always been the case.

Todd Haynes at Cannes: New Film 'Carol' Stuns With Elegance

Karin Badt | Posted 05.20.2015 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Carol, the story of a love affair between a young pretty shop clerk (Rooney Mara) and a wealthy unhappy housewife (Cate Blanchett), set in 1950s New York City, stuns with its sensuousness, reminding one of the Hollywood cinema of old, where the camera takes time with lingering shots on characters, turning them into stars.

Choosing the Poetry of Life

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 06.17.2015 | Books
Mitch Ditkoff

There is a moment in everyone's life when all the cards are on the table, all the chips, too -- the moment of truth when the entire universe, it seems, is conspiring to call one's attention to the choice we have every single day to let go of the past and move towards what is truly calling us.

Tyler Kingkade

Brown Tries To Regain Trust On Sexual Assault Cases After Accusations Of Donor Influence

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.16.2015 | College

A task force at Brown University has recommended changes in the way the school handles sexual assault cases, following a steady stream of criticism of...

How Engaged Learning Can Invigorate Higher Education

Footnote | Posted 05.23.2015 | Education
Footnote

By integrating activities in and out of the classroom into a comprehensive learning experience, engaged scholarship enhances learning and better prepares students to pursue their passions and career goals after graduation.

Dismissive of 'Rape Culture,' a New York Times Columnist Perpetuates It in a Screed Against 'Sensitivity'

Elizabeth Nicholas | Posted 05.25.2015 | College
Elizabeth Nicholas

If you only read Shulevitz's article, you might believe an epidemic of overly dramatic rape victims and overly-sensitivity responses to them was sweeping the country.

The Body of Michael Brown--A Response to Kenneth Goldsmith

Illya Szilak | Posted 05.17.2015 | Arts
Illya Szilak

Goldsmith's writing and performance of "The Body of Michael Brown" is problematic, not because he does not have the "right" to use the text, but because his use of it is fundamentally false.

Tyler Kingkade

Brown Students Don't Trust The School To Fix Sexual Assault Policies

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.12.2015 | College

Around 400 Brown University students demonstrated on the Providence, Rhode Island, campus on Wednesday in the latest sign of distrust in the administr...

Tyler Kingkade

Botched Date Rape Investigation Leaves Students Fuming

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.08.2015 | College

Brown University in February dropped an investigation into whether a male student slipped date rape drugs into a woman's drink at a fraternity party, ...

Study Finds Habits in Children Take Root By Age 9 -- Here's What That Means for Parents

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 04.28.2015 | Parents
Rebecca Jackson

A recent study out of Brown University has concluded that routines and habits in children, including household chores and responsibilities, are unlikely to vary after the age of 9.

What Happened to My Son's Memory?

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Jackson

I'm mid-conversation with my 15-year-old, and he's filling me in on the happenings of his day. They chose pseudonyms in French class. His "French" nam...

Emily Kassie

Male Victims Of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Kassie | Posted 02.02.2015 | College

Note: The following story contains descriptions of sexual assault that some readers might find upsetting. It was Andrew's sixth night of freshm...

What Happened to My Son's Memory? Science Explains Phenomena Affecting Digital Natives

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 03.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Jackson

As a parenting expert and author, I'm fortunate enough to work with some of the premiere universities and hospitals currently conducting research on this very subject. So shouldn't I be inoculated against this type of unwelcome infiltration in my own home? Um, hell no. No parent is.

Tyler Kingkade

Brown Blames Fraternity For Date-Rape Drug Party

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.20.2015 | College

Brown University has removed the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity from campus for at least four years for hosting an unregistered party where attendees said t...

Brown University Says 2 Fraternities 'Facilitated' Sexual Misconduct

AP | Posted 01.19.2015 | College

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University officials on Monday announced that two fraternities on the Ivy League campus have been sanctioned for hosti...

Trouble Focusing? New Checklist Can Help Parents Make Evaluations

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 03.10.2015 | Education
Rebecca Jackson

Were you one of the many parents who ended 2014 feeling a little concerned about their child's attention span? You're not alone. These parents were looking to make a change in 2015, but didn't know where to begin.

The President of Harvard Is Named 'Faust'

Neil S. Greenspan | Posted 03.07.2015 | College
Neil S. Greenspan

In the last six years the exceptionally influential Wall Street firm, Goldman Sachs, has been reported to engage in business practices that would appear to be strongly at odds with the professed values of Harvard and just about any other not-for-profit university or college.

Making Education Our Cause

Michael Roth | Posted 02.22.2015 | College
Michael Roth

Education can be your cause when you believe in empowerment through learning. Education can be your cause when you believe that inquiry and communication can lead to positive change in the world. Let's make education, a broad and pragmatic liberal education, our cause in 2015.

Dreaming of the Ivy League? Hint: Ditch the Volunteerism

Elizabeth Dankoski | Posted 02.17.2015 | Education
Elizabeth Dankoski

Almost all of the juniors and seniors who come to me with high hopes of getting into an elite university are involved in too many activities.

Report Calls For Changes In Sexual Assault Cases At Brown

AP | ERIKA NIEDOWSKI | Posted 12.17.2014 | College

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- A Brown University task force on sexual assault said Wednesday the school's current culture is unacceptable and must be chang...

How to Write a Harvard-Worthy College Application Essay

Elizabeth Dankoski | Posted 02.06.2015 | College
Elizabeth Dankoski

When you allow a bit of mystery into the end, you let the reader know that you're okay with not knowing everything. That shows maturity, and it lets the colleges know that you're in a perfect place to dive into the complicated issues you're going to face in your college classes.