Verma's nomination comes at a particularly important moment in U.S.-India relations. The landmark election of a new Indian government this past May led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is widely regarded as an important opportunity to refocus ties between Washington and New Delhi.
Current college students lack the knowledge foundation to deal with the reality of racism. This has been made evident by a recent incident at Lehigh University.
The conduct of the New York State Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) in rehabilitating the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge can only be described as anti-American.
I've been spending the week before commencement, while my college officials decide which students get degrees and prizes, enjoying a week of mathematics events up and down the east coast.
While I'm all for objectivity, I do have to admit that I can't be objective about what transpired Friday night. I'm a proud Lehigh alum. I drove three hours to watch the Lehigh vs. Duke game in Greensboro, N.C. and three more to get home.
When Duke entered the NCAA Tournament without any sign of a true lockdown defense, it became perhaps one of the most vulnerable Blue Devil teams in recent memory; certainly as a 2 seed.
Chef Spouse and I made the pilgrimage to the Goodman Stadium at Lehigh University Friday, Aug. 6, thus fulfilling both this year's New Year's resoluti...