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Why Engaging More First Gen Students in Higher Education Matters

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 10.10.2016 | Education
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

In this special time of demagoguery and democratic politics, much is made of the need to sustain the nation's competitiveness in an ever increasing global economy. But as most states know quite well, the competitiveness of any community rests primarily on the education and training of their workforce.

In Search Of The Best College Essay Topic Ever

Sara Harberson | Posted 07.21.2016 | Education
Sara Harberson

If I could declare July, "National College Essay Topic Month," I would. Right now, there are millions of rising high school seniors wondering what they should write their college essay about. It's a nerve-wracking time for them, and it shows.

Contemporary Challenges Facing American Higher Education

Dr. Kevin Manning | Posted 08.20.2015 | College
Dr. Kevin Manning

College and universities have always had mottos, usually expressed in Latin, that captured the essence of their missions -- truth, light, reason, and other words that drilled the purpose of education down to its essence.

Back to College -- The Only Gateway to the Middle Class

Robert Reich | Posted 11.01.2014 | Politics
Robert Reich

This week, millions of young people head to college and universities, aiming for a four-year liberal arts degree. They assume that degree is the only gateway to the American middle class. It shouldn't be.

Supporting Our Leaders of Tomorrow: The 2210 Foundation

Marc Cameron | Posted 05.11.2013 | Impact
Marc Cameron

With ever decreasing government support for young startups, education and creative projects -- now, more than ever before, there is a need for the 2210 Foundation -- a charity for young men and women aged between 18 and 30, who are embarking on their first business.

The Need to Lead

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 09.18.2012 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

One definition of a college president is that he or she lives in a big house and carries a tin cup to search for money. A more accurate analysis might be that a president has a corporate title working as a 19th century political boss trying to manage a medieval craft guild.

Ethics in the Helping Professions: Moving From Swats to Consciousness

Dr. James Michael Nolan | Posted 08.08.2012 | College
Dr. James Michael Nolan

Can we lead our students and mentees, indeed our selves, and our colleagues, with visions of a nobler world? I think we can.

Better Opportunities For Women Start with Education

Kathy Krendl | Posted 05.05.2012 | Women
Kathy Krendl

Better opportunities for women start with education.

Investing in Prisons Over Education is not Being Smart on Crime

Lindsay McCluskey | Posted 07.27.2011 | Education
Lindsay McCluskey

Unless we drastically reform our spending priorities, and move toward "smart on crime" policies, our City on the Hill will continue to resemble Rikers Island instead of the Library of Alexandria.

Why Teachers Go Bad

Larry Strauss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Larry Strauss

Communism, terrorism, bad teachers -- the new enemies of freedom are finally getting the recognition they deserve.