The essential differences between an education at a private school and a state one are most evident outside the small rooms or lectures halls where actual teaching and learning takes place.
Andy Akiho's compositions have been performed by the New York Philharmonic, the L.A. Philharmonic, Bang On a Can, American Composers Forum, and The Society for New Music.
It's important to remember that even though someone might identify as part of a certain religion, it does not mean that he or she has to accept everything that the religion's figurehead espouses.
It is still not too late to see Maine Sublime: Frederic Church's Landscapes of Mount Desert and Mount Katahdin -- a gem of a small exhibit which closes October 27th
The first few weeks of freshman year are filled with waves of vapid first encounters, and in the sea of September's mundane conversations, one of the inevitable questions is always, "Where are you from?" I'm always proud to say, "I'm from Jersey City, New Jersey."
While preparing students for successful careers is part of our mission, the notion of ranking schools by earnings' of new graduates creates a major problem for educators.
A glittering success as a writer when he was just 24, Fitzgerald died 20 years later still a young man, with most of his works unread by the public in 1940, and his status as one of the finest, and most popular, American writers yet to be established.
O'Hara's admiration for Fitzgerald's first novel This Side of Paradise is well documented -- he fell in love with the book, that's how he put it. It's not surprising to find Fitzgerald the author he had to copy, and try to surmount.
Lethargy is the sentiment of the past, not the present. President Obama's climate speech in June was an important milestone. The president proposed historic carbon standards for new and existing power plants, the single biggest source of US climate pollution.
While many recent high school graduates, myself included, are spending their respective summers pursuing a variety of activities, many of them have one thing in common -- required reading.
With 38,000 square feet of exhibition space, it's small by museum standards. The Colby Museum's significance comes from both the outsized role that Maine has played in the history of American art.
In recent years, applying to college has become almost as daunting as going to college -- and maybe even more so. The pressure to write essay after essay can be stifling. It can be downright overwhelming.
Don't be surprised if Hillary Clinton announces her historic candidacy for the presidency of the United States just five days after our nation celebrates its birthday and its independence in the City of Brotherly Love.
Fashion goes beyond glossy magazine pages; if used well, it introduces girls to policy issues, entrepreneurship, and science - some key skills for the modern female pioneer.
Probing the history of Al Andalus is a reminder that myths have powerful holds on cultures and identities, both good and bad.