Just days before it became public that U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney had criticized 47 percent of Americans as being "dependent on the government," an Emory Law professor espoused the important role a society should play in helping its citizens build resilience.
A couple of years ago, I was what could be considered an at-risk youth. I say with raw honesty that had I not attended New Look all those years ago, I'm not sure that I would have realized that even back then, I needed to be a leader.
For 42 years, it has not only been my thrill to witness the arrival of new freshmen, but my privilege and honor to have been afforded to opportunity to talk with parents bringing their children to Emory.
In a recession where 75 percent of the job losses were by men, there are implications at every point where genders meet -- from the conference room to the bedroom. One of the murkiest of implications, however, is in the living room.