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The Powerful ROI of Giving Back to Your College

Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D. | Posted 12.11.2016 | Education
Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D.

By cultivating the minds and talents of each generation, education expands the resources of society. That's an ROI that matters in the holiday season--and in every season.

Journey to a Strong Back

Write for the Future | Posted 08.28.2016 | College
Write for the Future

Overcoming spondylolysis, a spine defect, changed my life. The only rehab for me was walking. While it was dangerous for me to walk on inclines, go up steps, or sit down too fast, being able to walk flickered some hope into my heart. I would never take another step for granted.

The Liberal Arts College as a Springboard to Opportunity

Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D. | Posted 05.12.2013 | College
Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D.

Great colleges will respond to the evolving needs of 20-something searchers and help them launch well into opportunity and growth. Liberal arts colleges are especially well positioned to do so.

A Terrible Thing to Waste

Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D. | Posted 01.13.2013 | College
Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D.

High school students hear a discouraging cacophony: "College costs too much. Students borrow too much. Too many students aren't college-ready." That's why we need to emphasize four key messages to those young people who have the talent and mindset to flourish in college.

The Best Colleges For Making Friends

Posted 02.28.2012 | College

Some colleges just have a better atmosphere for making friends. It can be fairly easy to feel like a cog in a big machine at a large public univer...

Pennsylvania Poll Spells Trouble For Santorum

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

For 16 years, Rick Santorum was a principal figure in Pennsylvania politics. As he aims to win the White House, home state voters appear to be skeptic...

Yost & Borick: The Silver Standard

Guest Pollster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Guest Pollster

*This guest pollster contribution comes from [Berwood Yost](, director of the Floyd Institute for Public Policy Franklin an...

On Small Samples and Statistical Noise

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Three new polls out this morning on Pennsylvania's Senate primary all lead to the same conclusion: The race between Senator Arlen Specter and Congres...