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Summer School Vacation

Sharon Hoge | Posted 09.21.2015 | Travel
Sharon Hoge

Normally the Kent School campus bustles with students of high school age but for two and a half days this summer the students were adults spending "vacation" days studying "What Comes Next" at the KentPresents ideas forum wrangling with subjects from cybersecurity to cancer to criminal justice.

Environmental In-fighting

Jim Jaffe | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Jim Jaffe

If the current effort is successful, it could change the rules of legislative warfare and create a new dynamic, not unlike the impact Ralph Nader's efforts had in the 1960s.

Jane Austen Weekly: Mitt Romney Is No Mr. Darcy

Susan Celia Greenfield | Posted 12.19.2012 | Books
Susan Celia Greenfield

How are Mitt Romney and Mr. Darcy similar? Let me count the ways.

The New Neighborhood Is in the City

Jennifer Gennari | Posted 09.24.2011 | San Francisco
Jennifer Gennari

Suburbs are so twentieth century -- this is the metropolitan century in which large urban areas are flourishing economically and socially.

Is America's Education System Really In Crisis? | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A hundred years ago, eight and a half per cent of American seventeen-year-olds had a high-school degree, and two per cent of twenty-three-year-olds ha...