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Much ado about nothing? The phantom U.S. crime wave

Arthur Rizer | Posted 10.05.2016 | Crime
Arthur Rizer

The Federal Bureau of Investigation released its much anticipated annual crime report this week, which within hours became fodder for both candidates ...

'Gilligan's Island' Star Reveals Co-Star Romance That Might Have Been

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 09.16.2016 | OWN

The only couple on “Gilligan’s Island” were the wealthy Mr. and Mrs. Howell characters, but according to one of the show’s stars, there could ...

Leaving The Basement Of The Ivory Tower: Non-Traditional Students Can Make The Grade

John A. Tures | Posted 08.19.2016 | Education
John A. Tures

In 2008, the academic world was rocked by an article in the elite magazine The Atlantic. Titled "In the Basement of the Ivory Tower," the author (who...

Why I Am Voting 'No' On The CUNY-PSC Proposed Contract

Rita C. Tobin | Posted 07.19.2016 | College
Rita C. Tobin

One morning in September 1974, having just earned my M.A. in English and begun my long trek to a Ph.D., I borrowed my sister's car and drove to Lehman College in the Bronx, where I had just been hired to teach freshman composition.

From Professional to Professor

Karl Gude | Posted 06.06.2016 | Education
Karl Gude

Ten years ago I felt a powerful pull from the halls of academia to give back to my profession, to share my years of knowledge and experience with youn...

A Belated Apology to the Devil: An Update

Ted Gup | Posted 06.10.2016 | Education
Ted Gup

I am a sixty-five-year-old college professor standing in front of a class of seniors when my lecture suddenly veers wildly off course and I find myself talking about Irene McKee, my fifth-grade teacher. Here's what I tell them.

When Opposites Attract: An Adjunct Takes to the Streets

Joseph A. Domino | Posted 04.25.2016 | Books
Joseph A. Domino

Kudera's imagery and language are heightened with Michael's voice as he declares near the end, while invoking Rousseau, "Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains, yes, and these chains do not always imply there are other human beings in a man's life.

The Four Keys To Well-Being

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 03.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

Our brains are constantly being shaped wittingly or unwittingly -- most of the time unwittingly. Through the intentional shaping of our minds, we can shape our brains in ways that would enable these four fundamental constituents of well-being to be strengthened. In that way, we can take responsibility for our own minds.

Professor Comforts Student’s Baby In Class To Let Mom Focus On Studies

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 03.23.2016 | Good News

While it may not have been part ​of the syllabus, empathy ended up being the biggest takeaway from this lecture. After her babysitter canceled, 33-y...

Have fictional characters hijacked the presidential primaries?

Andy Brack | Posted 02.22.2016 | Politics
Andy Brack

CHARLESTON, S.C. | With all of the finger-pointing, gesticulating, spite, retorts, nasty responses to retorts, robocalls and flood of oversized pos...

Would a Little Less Certainty Have Saved Wheaton Professor's Job?

John Backman | Posted 02.09.2017 | Religion
John Backman

No one has ever seen God. Obvious? Of course. But stay with it a second. Turn it over in your mind. Ponder its implications. If Wheaton College admi...

Why I Paid Myself $72,000 to Teach College

Joseph A. Domino | Posted 02.04.2017 | College
Joseph A. Domino

Unlike most adjunct professors who face economic hardships, I did exactly this (paid myself) for six years. I had been a technical writer for 30 years and along the way some gigs paid well. I saved a lot, invested, and managed to remain debt-free.

College Professor Babysits Single Mom's 2 Kids So She Can Finish Her Exam

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 12.14.2015 | Good News

Monica Romero says she needed a “miracle” to finish her final exam. A babysitter had cancelled on her at the last minute, and the single mom had b...

It’s 2015. Where Are All The Black College Faculty?

The Washington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 01.18.2017 | Black Voices

Colleges and universities talk up a blue streak about their commitment to diversity, in their student bodies and faculty. But when it comes to actuall...

One Professor's Kind Gesture For A Single Mother Will Melt Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Samantha Guff | Posted 09.23.2015 | Parents

When a single mother studying at DeVry University unexpectedly brought her young son to class on Monday, her professor was more than willing to lend a...

What One Professor's Travel Ban Says About The UAE's Influence On U.S. Universities

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 09.03.2015 | Politics

Andrew Ross is a tenured professor of social and cultural analysis at New York University who has authored a long list of respected works on debt, lab...

Heading to College? Let's Make Sure You Graduate

Angel B. Pérez, PhD | Posted 08.05.2016 | College
Angel B. Pérez, PhD

A huge migration is about to begin. In a few week's time, like so many eager, young, stumbling wildebeest, thousands of you are about to head off into a new chapter and begin your college careers.

Is There a Point to Having a Professor?

John A. Tures | Posted 05.15.2016 | College
John A. Tures

It may not be a teacher appreciation gift like the ones the kids get their instructors, but having students able to recall the important lessons, and have some fond memories of their academic experiences, can be just as good.

30 Stars and Doctors Sign the 'Petition for Briggs for Cancer Immunotherapy for All'

Paul Sanderson | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Sanderson

It's time for governments, cancer organizations, and the cancer industry to devote their resources primarily to immunotherapy and give it urgent priority.

Ask the Art Professor: How Can I Make the Transition to Teaching Art at the College Level?

Clara Lieu | Posted 08.26.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

Today, saying you want to be a full-time art professor is basically like saying you want to be an A-list movie star.

Ask the Art Professor: How Do I Become a Teaching Assistant?

Clara Lieu | Posted 07.07.2014 | Education
Clara Lieu

Working as a TA can be a highly enriching and rewarding experience. By collaborating with the professor and students, you learn to cultivate vital relationships and gain essential perspective.

Graduation 101: Meeting the Parents

Gina Barreca | Posted 07.07.2014 | College
Gina Barreca

It takes the focus and the planning of a single individual to make this kind of party a success, just as it takes a focused group of people -- family, teachers, faculty, advisers, and friends -- to get any student to the finish line.

Why Nicholas Kristof's Latest Column Stings So Much and Why He's Right

Rev. Adam J. Copeland | Posted 04.20.2014 | College
Rev. Adam J. Copeland

Professors do need to engage more fully in public debates. We must do so in a way more hospitable to those without post-graduate degrees.

Ask the Art Professor: 7 Tips for Surviving Art School

Clara Lieu | Posted 01.26.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

When I was a student at art school, I was so involved with making my work day to day that I wasn't able to see the big picture and figure out how to get the most out of my experience. Now that I've been on both sides of the fence as a student and professor, I'd like to offer seven practical tips to students in art school.

How Every Professor Secretly Wants To Respond To Your Dumb Questions

Posted 10.16.2013 | College

If you've taken a collegiate level course, you probably had a classmate at some point raise their hand and ask a question about something obvious. ...