To truly level the playing field, we need to reweigh racial and socioeconomic admissions preferences to reflect their relative contributions to educational disadvantage.
Why do so many faculty in higher education distain stories? Theory is too often privileged over studying how real people grapple with living.
Subsidizing better choices in the grocery store is a lot less expensive than stays in the intensive care unit. We don't need to prevent very many cases of diabetes, heart disease or bariatric surgeries to save back the costs of incentives for nutritious foods, 10 times over.
These guys aren't trying to copy what Harvard does. Minerva won't have a physical campus and won't have a library. Students will take their courses in six or seven different cities, moving every six months or so with a cohort of about 150 peers: San Francisco, London, Singapore.
Do these food trucks have different customer bases, media and marketing strategies, and even different food? Is there a correlation between class and food?
Sure, I will probably regret the decision when the Starbucks barista knows me by name, but I know the reward at the end -- clicking that "print" button and watching the printer spits out pages after pages of my written work -- will more than make up for the dark circles under the eyes.
Everyone knows Larry is brilliant, but what we've come to learn over years of working with him is how invested he is in the success of those around him. And as two women interested in economics and politics, we can assure you that there is no stronger advocate for our potential than Larry Summers.
What should a president do to become an effective fundraiser? How does one live in the spotlight of the presidency?
Summers should not be given another role in which his self-importance can threaten the welfare of the people he should be serving. He has proved too many times that he cannot stop playing to win the smartness game, no matter how great the risk of collateral damage.
Eight months ago, four first-year Harvard Business School students asked themselves a simple question: what if MBAs left their classrooms to get a hands-on education in the heart of America?
As a man mired so deeply in Greenspan Economics, Summers is simply not capable of recognizing the dangers of letting the banking industry run fast and loose, or of grasping the wisdom of regulated capitalism.
Larry Summers for the Fed? Seriously? There are better choices for Federal Reserve chair; in particular, Janet Yellen. The White House is not actively shooting this down, and this is just an insult to American women.
In recent years, applying to college has become almost as daunting as going to college -- and maybe even more so. The pressure to write essay after essay can be stifling. It can be downright overwhelming.
I want to find a school that teaches my kid, even more than his ABC's, how to be compassionate and considerate of other people. Can I expect that from a school that so clearly believes it's better than its potential students?
For years, I'd always wondered: if I met a master of Buddhism, what might I say? How might I act? I'd never contemplated that my chihuahua might be present. Or that the master might be His Holiness himself -- the Dalai Lama.
While I know that we can't all afford to move to the pristine wilderness (and that it would quickly stop being pristine!) there are still steps we can all take to make ourselves, our future children, and our environments cleaner.