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Choosing the Poetry of Life

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 04.17.2015 | 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 03.31.2015 | 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 03.25.2015 | 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 03.20.2015 | 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 02.26.2015 | 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.

Jaweed Kaleem

Contemplative Studies Grow At Brown University -- And Beyond

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 11.14.2014 | Religion

Three times last week, between classes in neuropharmacology, neural systems and journalism, Brown University junior Henry Langton changed into sweatpa...

Cuban Dissident/Kitten Lover Reveals Hardline Strategy on Alan Gross

Sarah Stephens | Posted 01.07.2015 | World
Sarah Stephens

"If you ever meet (Carlos Luis Pardo), you will probably see him lovingly carrying a newborn kitten in his hands, or taking care of one of his persecu...

Ivy League Student Reports Date-Rape Drugging, Sexual Assault At Frat

AP | Posted 10.28.2014 | College

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- A Brown University student reports she was sexually assaulted after she and a classmate drank an alcoholic punch they believe...

When It Comes To Matters Of The Heart, Mindfulness Can Help

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.24.2014 | Healthy Living

It pays to listen to your heart after all. A recent study from Brown University, which explored the potential connection between a person's sense o...

Adam Braun, Founder of Pencils of Promise

Ann Paisley Chandler | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact
Ann Paisley Chandler

Adam Braun is a New York Times bestselling author and the Founder of Pencils of Promise, an award-winning organization that has broken ground on more than 200 schools around the world.

When Less Is More: A Closer Look at Higher Education

Mindy Crary | Posted 11.29.2014 | College
Mindy Crary

Hundreds of thousands of high school seniors will apply to college this year, in hopes of being accepted by their first choice. However, is the higher monetary cost of a more elite university worth the added sticker price?