The ancient Greeks have much to teach us about life and how to live it in a conscious, joyous and peaceful way. Below are 10 philosophies I learned from the ancient Greeks that have provided me with the courage and strength to live my best authentic life.
Colleges and universities must reimagine undergraduate social life in order to guarantee campus safety. Congress must repeal the fraternity and sorority exemption to Title IX to ensure equal access to education and eradicate inherently discriminatory student organizations.
A situation like this calls for a real apology, but these young men have failed to deliver it. Instead of acknowledging their own racism, they denied it or sidestepped it. Instead of reckoning honestly with the harm they have done to others, they framed their family and friends as the real victims.
The horrifying video coming out of the University of Oklahoma's Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity has put the entire collegiate Greek system under a microscope.
The punitive reactions against a few individuals or an isolated fraternity chapter are no more effective than any other punitive measures taken against scapegoats. They shut the door on something unpleasant, in the process heaping blame on isolated individuals that ought to be borne, or at least processed, collectively.
In the wake of several years of racial issues on campus, Elliot Spillers' victory is significant. It can be perceived as a reinforcement of the fact that change at the University of Alabama and other universities across the country is inevitable.
President David Boren's words should echo far and wide. There is no place in this country -- or the world -- for racial injustice or anti-Semitism, for gay-bashing or bullying in any form. Yet all seem to be alive and well on some American campuses.
When we as a society allow incidents such as this to persist, we are labeling our young people, especially young African American men in this case and telling them once again you are not allowed a seat at the table and, what's worse, we heckle and laugh and attempt to destroy your dignity and ultimately your humanity.
I was a member of this chapter 14 years ago. The second Black man to be initiated in those halls. I thought we were different. Maybe I was just being hopeful. I believed in S-A-E. I believed in the True Gentlemen. I believed my brothers were my brothers. I believed my son should be their brother if he so chose one day. But then I saw that video.
If you still think rape culture is some sort of exaggerated feminist faux-conspiracy, The Hunting Ground will dissuade you of that belief.
My daughter Alexandra "Alex" Scott, the creator of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, would be 19 years old now, and I don't think it's a shock to learn that I often wonder what she would be like today.
While the Greek economy is in the doldrums, many new startups have emerged within Greece; as the people look for ways to take their future back into their own hands.
There will always be people looking for power and dominance who will take advantage of others. The entire student body needs to be trained to recognize and stop those people before something bad happens.
Being a woman at Dartmouth College in the 1970s was like having a double major. You were not only a freshman, you were also a "co-ed." You were not only a physics major or a government major, you were a "female" physics or government major--as if more estrogen in your system changed everything.
What separates Greek culture from the rest of the student population is that we are an organized institution. What happens within our purview reflects directly on us, rather than just on those involved, as it is for non-Greek students.
Boys' Bid Night -- an occasion marked by oversized, glittery neon tank tops and new fraternity members eager to celebrate their acceptance to their respective houses -- is now being erased from many a university woman's agenda.