It is our belief that these prejudices and misperceptions damage the strength of our American democracy. Higher education has a role to play in beginning to address these challenges. But what can campus leaders do?
The addiction takes over at exactly 9:30 A.M. on business days. I hold my breath to see what phases the stock market. Could Pfizer skyrocket over 50 percent because of news for a groundbreaking cancer drug? Could McDonald's dip 50 percent because of higher than expected trans fat in Big Macs?
New York City moves fast and aspirations soar higher than skyscrapers. The philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre described it as a place for people who can focus to infinity and whenever he stopped walking quickly, he felt anxious.
Even when we earnestly discuss race, usually in the context of yet another revelatory event, we are still avoiding the larger issue, which is rooted in the profound lack of education and consistent access to a complete version of our country's history.
Harrison Coll darts across the stage, like a pinball bounding from side to side. Or maybe he's more of a missile that's caught fire. His feet become irrelevant; every movement is just a dash, a thrust, a scream from his body. Turning, flying, launching, landing.
The biggest problem with cable systems is not technological -- it's human. Because they run underground, underwater and between telephone poles, cable systems populate the same spaces we do. As a result, we accidentally break them all the time.
When colleges say, "do your homework," they don't mean memorize all the statistics that come in the welcome packet brochures. They mean understand the sentiment that each campus tries to cultivate and understand if you match.
"Memory is what makes us who we are," says Kenyan Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o - a frequent contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature - in this video about how colonizers sought to erase the memories of the natives by severing their linguistic connections.
Being immersed in such an environment for a semester was exhilarating. I seized the chance to learn a new language, meet people from different corners of the globe, and pick from the great minds of business.
When Mary, a longtime home health aide, was asked to fill in for one of her colleagues recently, she found that her new client wasn't even attempting ...
Have you ever wanted to to know what's going on in Wall Street in a 10 minute article? This is my story about how I got introduced to Wall Street and what I think we need to do.
On Wednesday my mentor and hero Marlene Sanders died of cancer at 84 years old. Since then, I've been trying to elicit the right words so I could honor her in a way that she would find meaningful and appropriate. I don't even know if these are them, but I'm going to try.
Do I believe that most mosques today would let recovering alcoholics and drug addicts speak to their congregations? Probably not. Do I think there is a problem with that? Yes, definitely. Our failure to engage diversity in our communities, inclusive of diversity in terms of life experience, leaves us potentially stunted in our individual and communal growth.
What's the easiest way to admit we're wrong? Is it: A.) Just openly accept that mistakes are a part of life, B.) Admit nothing and hide behind our own fakeness for as long as possible, or C.) Shrug it off and kind of just hope something changes?
For those who missed my last reflection, I had started to discuss the profound impact the 100th chapter of the Quran, Al 'Adiyat, had on me. At a time when I felt quite isolated and confused, I found solace in it like I had never found in the Qur'an before and it helped me to read the Quran in an entirely different way. It helped me to understand the human condition, my own condition, in a deeper way.
Growing up, we're not really taught about failure. We're pressured to be perfect, get good grades and play it safe. Many people fear failure and don't know how to deal with it, let alone overcome it. Here's what I've learned about failure and success.