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Why Love Is Not All We Need

Myisha Cherry | Posted 09.27.2014 | Black Voices
Myisha Cherry

Have you been paying attention to the news lately? If so, I'm sure some of it has depressed you. Just as history has made us believe that the human race has made progress, reality will tell you the awful truth that we have not come that far at all.

Paige Duggins: Dave Eggers Takes ‘Affective' Approach to World Citizenship

Southwestern University | Posted 07.09.2014 | College
Southwestern University

As I was driving home, I kept hearing him say that in my head. It made me happy to think that through a simple act I had given this man rest, that for this night, our night, we both felt whole and human for encountering each other.

Education, Gender, Kidnapping: Fight for the Right to Learn!

Michael Roth | Posted 07.05.2014 | College
Michael Roth

Three of the major factors in the basic oppression of women in the developing world are child labor, child marriage and gender-based violence. Getting girls into primary school and giving them the opportunity for secondary education are important tools for addressing these sources of vulnerability.

In College, Choose to Thrive

Michael Roth | Posted 06.14.2014 | College
Michael Roth

Your college choice isn't just about "fit" and "comfort"; it isn't just about the prestige of the school or the amenities it offers. Your college choice should reflect your aspirations, where you can imagine yourself discovering more about the world and your capacities to interact with it.

Some Thoughts From the Heart

Francis Levy | Posted 04.16.2014 | Books
Francis Levy

In an article entitled "The Way of Lust," (NYT, ll/29/13), the Yale psychologist Paul Bloom describes how he and a team of researchers used Timothy G...

Rich John/Poor John: The Return of Eliot Spitzer

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 09.09.2013 | New York
Davis Schneiderman

Eliot Spitzer as Comptroller will bury the past in a pile of papers, lose himself in reports on the city's economy, and he'll come out the other side of this public service cleansed and processed, stamped and sealed.

Was J.M. Coetzee's Elizabeth Costello Inspired by Canada's Elizabeth Abbott?

Elizabeth Abbott | Posted 08.13.2011 | Books
Elizabeth Abbott

Literature is rife with naming mysteries, from Dominick Dunne-like romans à clef to Shakespeare's "Who is Sylvia?" Esteemed poet Ken Babstock has introduced a new twist into the name game, and it's jarringly personal.

Good and Risky: The Promise of a Liberal Education

Michael Roth | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Michael Roth

The rise of inter-disciplinarity has not diminished the hyper-specialization in the academy, and the resultant pursuit of status through esoteric language has deepened the gulf between humanists and the public.