Greg Pardlo submitted "Digest," his slim book of poems, to the major publishers. All rejected it. He sent it to Four Way Books, which is, like the poet, literary and decidedly non-profit. In 2014, Four Way published his 75-page book.
New York City moves fast and aspirations soar higher than skyscrapers. The philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre described it as a place for people who can focus to infinity and whenever he stopped walking quickly, he felt anxious.
Every year, a group of 80 students congregates to discuss difficult topics affecting the Latinx community in the U.S. However, instead of discussing how our communities can become empowered in the future, we were forced to reckon with the reality that the struggles of our past still plague our present.
I always comforted myself thinking those people were in the minority; to me the open-minded people far outweighed the bigots. Then, February 10 happened. For the first time in my life, my life had less value than a white life.
Time and space: these are the boundaries that control our behavior. We exist in a moment and place that settle us into the perceived concreteness we call reality, fighting abstraction with an emphasis on the mundane.
Those interested in Palestine/Palestinians and the Israeli/Palestinian conflict should note the Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University.
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The book would change Carroll's life forever, but it might never have happened if a young girl had not inspired the previously unpublished children's book author to write one of the greatest children's books of all time.
A sustainable economy need not be defined by limits, but by opportunity. The nature of consumption will change, but will not be reduced. All wastes will need to be reused. All energy will need to be renewable. The way we live will change, but it may well be better.
There's no shortage of workshops on media ethics and concomitant codes of conduct in Lebanon, but how are those guidelines being implemented?
Opening night, full of students, faculty and friends. Drawings by Inupiat tribesmen, not seen in public since the 1930's. Exhibited artwork collected by Philosophy Professor Wendell Ter Bush and donated to the University in 1935.
Considering these factors and our cultural context together, it becomes clear that change will not come easily or quickly. Yet, with thoughtful, specialized outreach, we can and should find ways to reach students during this psychologically and emotionally tumultuous time of their adult lives.
Seniors, is this you right now? You sit down to work on the Why Do You Want to Go Here questions for your college application essays, and they all come out a little too perky and vanilla.
Richard discussed how New York City's rejection of Columbia University in the competition to build a new technology campus was a real wake up call. Kathryn shared the painful lessons she learned when her first startup fell apart.
Recently, we had the pleasure of interviewing Stanley Dorsainville. His captivating personal journey and commitment to human rights have driven him to accomplish quite astounding feats before the age of 26.