Leaving an overly nurturing environment was a challenge, but lessons from Mrs. Bessie gave me the ability to view the new world of public school with optimism. I expect to face many more transitions in life and, without a doubt, Mrs. Bessie will be with me through them all.
While the Hill continues to turn the other cheek, New York City has chosen to take immigration reform into its own hands by creating a new municipal identification card program -- a move other cities would be smart to follow.
Welcoming more foreigners into the U.S. workforce is not traitorous. In fact, it is quite patriotic, and not simply for the obvious ideological reasons.
For several years, one of the biggest shifts in the legal job market is the steady demand for specialized expertise. The career potential is high for skilled talent with industry or practice-area specialization. Both employers and clients are looking for efficiencies and value found in subject matter experts.
Perhaps our 50 state legislatures should look to South Africa's lead and re-examine their state statutes of limitations on rape and sexual assault.
Why have we turned and looked the other way after studies reveal that sexual assault is a common occurrence among many fraternities (2, 3, 4)? Are we really just fine with chalking it all up to "boys will be boys?"
The news that the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity at Penn State had allegedly run secret Facebook pages where they posted images of nude, unconscious women should have come as a surprise. But given the numerous incidents of fraternity misconduct in recent months, it didn't.
The IFC/PanHellenic Dance Marathon (THON) is a yearlong effort to raise money and awareness in the fight against pediatric cancer, which concludes with an exuberant 46-hour no sleeping, no sitting dance marathon.
Almost exactly seven years ago, on February 28, 2008, Penn State Assistant Track Coach, Fritz Spence, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Five months after his diagnosis, following Fritz's second failed round of chemotherapy, Wade Spence donated marrow to his brother.
If you can't do away with the spoils system, the only alternative left is to better prepare the political appointees. Making Dennis Jett's American Ambassadors required reading for every person up for consideration would be a hell of a start.
This was the part of the Sandusky scandal that was so incredibly upsetting to me and most people. The way in which Penn State handled it, and especially Joe Paterno, was absolutely unacceptable. I love football too. I believe he was a great coach. But he did not do the right thing.
We can now look forward to the winningest major college football coach in history being a man who turned his head away from child abuse because he didn't want anything to interrupt the glories of his football team.
I'm writing this to make a point that I feel can't ever become redundant. I seem to keep having to argue a very necessary objective regarding the PSU/Paterno scandal and the NCAA sanctions. I suppose I'll keep reiterating as often as possible until people who don't get it, do.
According to information from the massive database maintained by Privacy Rights Clearinghouse on data breaches, 30 educational institutions experienced data breaches in 2014. Five of the thirty schools actually had larger data breaches than the notorious Sony Hack.
You have the ability to do anything you wish, but you must first examine your true beliefs about achieving these things. If there are limiting beliefs holding you back, they must be replaced with empowering beliefs.
THON weekend is a time when the glimmer of hope that families hold is amplified into a crystal clear vision that cancer will be beat. It is a time when a burst of light shines on the darkest experiences of these children's lives.