Of course I want 'smart' students in my classes but not necessarily the ones who can memorize facts, pass tests, and regurgitate information. I want students who are willing to think critically, try new things, fail and learn from their mistakes.
by Margarita Ren Titanium poles and I stand on a deserted Manhattan street corner. My parents, neighbors, even taxi-drivers, are inside, freezing de...
Recently, journalists from across the country have rushed to defend campus rapists and allowed men's rights activists to successfully infiltrate op-ed columns. For those of us who are survivors of sexual assault, we haven't been nearly as lucky.
Far from being a leader in the field of prevention, evidence suggests that the problems of sexual assault may be more acute at Dartmouth than at many American universities.
My daughter told me she can't believe she is expected to GO to college in a country where 55 colleges and universities are facing federal investigation for their handling of sexual assault cases, and one in five girls will be assaulted before graduation.
Religious leaders should examine their own practices to root out injustices against women that, in the most extreme twisted minds, become justification for the most horrific crimes.
It takes the focus and the planning of a single individual to make this kind of party a success, just as it takes a focused group of people -- family, teachers, faculty, advisers, and friends -- to get any student to the finish line.
Over the past year, Dartmouth College has experienced a number of events that have disturbed the normal operations of the institution from last April'...
The reason that Kwasi's success doesn't depend on which school he attends is because Kwasi has cracked the "big secret" that I hope to instill in every one of my students: ultimately, the power to succeed lies in you.
Who benefits when governments appeal to UNESCO to endorse a traditional medicine as intangible cultural heritage? Who loses and who gains when the FDA determines what can and cannot be called a "medicine"?
We can and we must do everything to ensure that survivors' stories do not go unnoticed. We are obligated to demonstrate the same level of courage they do in combatting sexual assault.
A closer look shows that San Francisco's parks stand up very well to New York's. In fact, San Francisco may be a national leader among cities for its innovative management and ambitious plans.
Overcoming those humble beginnings and avoiding the "thug life" brought me to an Ivy League institution where I expected that as much as I had left that life behind me, so would the privileged individuals who never had experienced it. I was mistaken.
It's the weight of the book that calms me, the feel of the paper under my fingertips as I turn the page that grabs me. This pleasure is sharpened by understanding that what I love at this moment has only been loaned to me. I can possess it fully, but temporarily.
The essential differences between an education at a private school and a state one are most evident outside the small rooms or lectures halls where actual teaching and learning takes place.
While voters may say they want our presidential candidates to say what they think, if the candidates do not offer opinions palatable to voters, the electorate is unlikely to reward them come election day.