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The Completion Agenda

Dr. Dustin Swanger | Posted 04.16.2014 | Education
Dr. Dustin Swanger

As I write this article I am at the American Association of Community Colleges conference. A significant topic at the conference is the "completion ag...

Not Just Another 'I Love My Girlfriends' Article

Janis Kupferer | Posted 04.15.2014 | Women
Janis Kupferer

If Oprah Winfrey and Brené Brown are telling you that even they can only count one or two gals on their best friend list, than this gives us a pretty good indication of just how rare these relationship are.

Let's Get Men and Boys off the Sidelines

Juliana Carlson | Posted 04.15.2014 | College
Juliana Carlson

It may seem intuitive that ending violence, and particularly violence against women and girls (VAW), requires the commitment of all community members.

Through the Winter, 5 More Things I Have Learned From Downsizing Our Lives

Julie Kantor | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Kantor

I shared seven months ago (Part 1) that we downsized from a 4 bedroom home to a two bedroom apartment rental last August and the excitement, joy and ...

Measuring What Matters

Alan Jenkins | Posted 04.14.2014 | New York
Alan Jenkins

It's rare that we try to measure our progress in achieving the American ideal of opportunity, especially when it comes to our nation's young people.

The Blues of Living in Baton Rouge

Aryanna Prasad | Posted 04.14.2014 | College
Aryanna Prasad

Music is transformative, but I didn't realize how much the blues could bring out the soul in a place I'd pegged as overly commercial.

Closing an Opera With 'Dignity'

John M. Eger | Posted 04.14.2014 | Arts
John M. Eger

After 49 years, the San Diego Opera announced a few weeks ago, it was closing its doors. Ian Campbell, the Opera's CEO and artistic director, said: "...

It Really Takes a Village to Make Culture Change

Chai Shenoy | Posted 04.14.2014 | DC
Chai Shenoy

In February 2012, my small village of individuals in Washington, DC came to Pennsylvania Avenue and testified in front of the Council of the District of Columbia that they had been sexually harassed or assaulted on a bus or metro train of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), the area's public transportation agency.

Navigating the Rapids of Culture Change: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social ch...

Why Doing a Google Search Can Be So Damaging

Kelley Raleigh | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Kelley Raleigh

Have you ever Googled yourself and clicked on the images tab? What if you google something you like or want to know more about, click on the images ta...

2 Chainz Performs At U Of M's MUSIC Matters' Benefit Concert

Sydney Berger | Posted 04.13.2014 | College
Sydney Berger

The organization, which started two-and-a-half years ago with Schermer, nine friends, and a hundred dollars in a Michigan dorm room, now has 150 members and a growing alumni backing.

The Week Is Over: The Work Is Not

Heidi Adams | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Heidi Adams

The amazing thing about awareness weeks is that warm and fuzzy feeling grows inside us over the course of the week, the power of community pulsing through our veins, the battle cries ringing in our ears, "You are not alone!" It's a beautiful thing. But only if we keep it going.

Alena Hall

This City Is Breathing New Life Into Its Future By Looking To The Past

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact

For the past six years, 35-year-old attorney Chad Gruber has helped solve his city’s problems from inside a courtroom. But now, after serving as a p...

Support National Public Health Week and Build Healthier Communities Nationwide

Eileen Howard Boone | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact
Eileen Howard Boone

This week marks National Public Health Week, a time to highlight issues that are important to improving the health of our nation. It is vital that we continue to make strides to increase access to health care services, especially for underserved populations.

The 5 Most Surprising Things About My Abortion

Nicole Stewart | Posted 04.09.2014 | Women
Nicole Stewart

I ate lunch alone at my desk before driving to the clinic for our appointment. In the two weeks since my husband and I found out at our 20-week sonogram that our fetus was abnormal, I'd barely left the house. My entire world collapsed.

Making the 'Right' College Choice

Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D. | Posted 04.09.2014 | College
Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D.

I'd encourage you to consider three factors especially predictive of a terrific college career. Maybe these ideas will help you find the right college fit.

Ann Murray Paige: The Story of Amazing Light and an Unfinished Box

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Sarah O'Leary

Breast cancer claimed and lost an activist on March 16th, but God Himself knows she was so much more than that. A loving family surrounded by scores of close friends lost a mom, a wife, a sister, a daughter and cherished friend.

Thank You Google: How a Glee Club in Maine Fixed My Burnout

Erin Levin | Posted 04.08.2014 | Good News
Erin Levin

What happened blew everyone away. The two groups of children, with seemingly such different backgrounds, became the best of friends in their short hours together.

Human Boundaries and Inclusion

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 04.07.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

The ethical imperative of religious inclusion has its basis in the powerful role granted to the Kohein in the Torah, and to clergy and lay-leadership in today's religious communities. Outsiders are created by our categorization processes. Exclusion is a choice, not a mitzvah

'Senseless' Does Not Describe Ft. Hood Shootings

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Norma Cook Everist

Give up on humanity? No, I will not choose that option. But I will call us all to new commitments. Military bases, work places, school campuses, households, houses of worship are all places to notice those in need, to ask, to care, to really care.

A Community of Student Leaders

Nourish International | Posted 04.04.2014 | Education
Nourish International

This post is authored by Jared Staley, OSU Chapter Member, Co-Chair of Student Advisory Board and Student Board Member In the fall of 2011, I began ...

16 Signs You're Destined For The Nonprofit World

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.03.2014 | Impact

You can't escape your fate: You're just a good person who is cut out to make the world a better place, darnit. Ride or die. 1. You get really into...

Sharing Grief, Community Service and Living in the Gray Space

Jennifer White | Posted 04.02.2014 | Good News
Jennifer White

Grieving can be an isolating and confusing journey. Sometimes seeing other people grieve and sharing experiences with them can be just the thing we need to clarify our own feelings.

The Bottom-Line Patterns of Urban Street Design

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 04.02.2014 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

A recent collaboration suggests that we should explicitly recognize historic patterns of pedestrian city settings in contemporary urban design and pol...

The Special Obligations of Tenured Faculty

Joseph Urgo | Posted 04.02.2014 | College
Joseph Urgo

What are the "special obligations" of tenured faculty members? What obligation flows from a special position of privileged, protected speech?