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Striking For The Public Good

Paul Stoller | Posted 10.20.2016 | College
Paul Stoller

Should a world class education be reserved for children of the rich?

Jesse Williams Is On A Mission To Help Students Find Scholarships

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 09.14.2016 | Black Voices

Jesse Williams is the gift that keeps on giving. The “Grey’s Anatomy” star has teamed up with scholarship search tool app Scholly, founded by Ch...

Honoring a 9/11 Hero with a New Scholarship

Ken Budd | Posted 09.08.2016 | Impact
Ken Budd

Go ahead. I'll follow. Franco Lalama said those words to colleagues on the morning of September 11, 2001. He had led the evacuation of engineering of...

High School Alumni Create Scholarship To Honor Philando Castile

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 08.22.2016 | Black Voices

A high school in St. Paul, Minnesota, announced that it will create a scholarship to honor its late alumnus, Philando Castile. The St. Paul Central Hi...

Pop Stars like Beyoncé Leading the Conversation About Feminism: A Discussion Between Two Concerned Scholars

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 05.13.2016 | Women
Patricia Leavy, PhD

For the record, we both acknowledge Beyoncé's talent and appreciate why so many people, and women in particular, are applauding Lemonade, and perhaps seeing themselves in it. That's not our issue or focus. The impetus for this conversation was a post on Facebook discussing feminist scholar bell hooks' response to Beyoncé's visual album, Lemonade.

Motherhood and Having It All

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 04.18.2016 | Women
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

As I sit this Sunday morning drinking my routine cup of hot coffee, my head keeps entertaining one question, "Why can't I have it all?" Mind you, I ha...

Unique Job for Teens Leads to Full-Ride College Scholarships

Todd VanDuzer | Posted 02.19.2016 | College
Todd VanDuzer

Caddying offers more than merely employment for young men and women. It affords exposure to successful role models, new friends and life lessons. Better yet, it gives those who might not otherwise have the opportunity to attend college a chance at a higher education.

Learning Through Loss To Beat The Odds

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.09.2016 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

Elijah is an inspiring example to other young people--and all of us--of resilience, grace, and the ability to beat the odds.

Why Paying For College Is A Problem Of Degree(s)

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 06.22.2016 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

American higher education must figure out a way to encourage families to assume a responsible share of the burden of educating their children without forcing them through silos of debt accumulating on top of one another.

Mathematical (and Poetic) Offerings From the Land of Saints and Scholars

Colm Mulcahy | Posted 05.23.2015 | Science
Colm Mulcahy

With another St Patrick's Day safely behind us, it's a good time to remember that over the past few centuries The Land of Saints and Scholars has made significant -- if sometimes overlooked -- contributions to mathematics, science and engineering, as well as to the arts.

Paying For College: Are Scholarships Taxable?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 04.27.2015 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Carrie, My daughter was lucky enough to receive a significant college scholarship. Is this considered taxable income to her? And does her scho...

Kickstart Your Career By Finding - and Funding - Inspiration Abroad

Christie Garton | Posted 01.18.2015 | College
Christie Garton

As more millennials have entered the work force, the competition for the perfect job has become increasingly stiffer. Once an impressive addition on a resume, a college degree is no longer a meaningful differentiator.

Strong Programs, Strong Mentors, and Strong Mindsets

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We know the commonly repeated claim that there are more Black men in prison than in college isn't true--but in 2011 Black men accounted for fewer than 6 percent of undergraduate students and 4 percent of graduate students, though they made up 8.7 percent of 18-29 year olds.

Parents of Young Athletes Need to Keep Everything in Perspective

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 10.07.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

You should be your kid's biggest supporter. But for parents of high school athletes, in particular, it's important to maintain perspective. Don't lose sleep worrying about catering to every need of your athletic child.

Wisconsin Senate Blind-Sided By the Department of Public Instruction

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 07.16.2014 | Education
Shayna A. Pitre

Nearly three years later, just yesterday, the Wisconsin State Senate finally caught wind of the investigation through the media, and decided to inquire further.

The Hybrid Humanities in an Age of Public Scholarship

Christine Henseler | Posted 06.25.2014 | College
Christine Henseler

The opportunities and challenges afforded by technologies demand that both scholars and publics rethink and rearticulate who they are and how they relate to each other. For starters, academics working in the humanities must break down the divisionary descriptors between the traditional humanities scholar and those who identify as public scholars.

'What Is Truth?'

Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2014 | Education
Craig Chalquist, Ph.D.

I used to have edit rights to Wikipedia. I obtained them to correct inaccuracies in the "C.G. Jung" entry, but after a while I gave up. Why? Because anyone who registers can go in and say pretty much whatever they like -- unless it's true.

The Scholar's Obligations

Paul Stoller | Posted 04.27.2014 | College
Paul Stoller

In a climate of increasing contempt for the intellectual, why bother? We bother because it is one of our most important obligations.

Mr. Kristof, We Are Here! We Are Here! We Are Here!

Marshall P. Duke | Posted 04.20.2014 | Education
Marshall P. Duke

Every professor worth his or her salt can write clearly, informatively and provocatively. Give us a place to communicate broadly, in plain language, and I am betting that the professors that Mr. Kristof is hailing will answer the call.

Using a Business Model to Make Jewish Summer Camp Affordable

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 04.12.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

Ask any Jewish family that sends their children to both a private Jewish day school and a Jewish summer camp about the affordability of such endeavors and they'll use words such as "sacrifice," "hardship" and "priorities."

HBCU Launches Effort to Connect & Mobilize Millennial Alumni

Christopher Norris | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Christopher Norris

The first degree-granting historically black university in America, once known as the black Princeton, is aiming to harness its millennial alumni in order to generate more activism and create a network of change agents.

Empowering youth through digital jobs: How innovative approaches are creating opportunities for disadvantaged youth

Digital Divide Data | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Digital Divide Data

by Bathylle Missika and Alessandra Fiedler When Emmeldah walks through the dirty lanes of the Mathare Valley in Nairobi, what she sees is far from a...

How Are Africans Responding to the Terror at Westgate

Digital Divide Data | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Digital Divide Data

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgNow in the aftermath of the assault, a question is posed to us Kenyans, a question I ask myself: Do I seek revenge?

As the Spirit Moves Me

Jay Halfond | Posted 10.30.2013 | College
Jay Halfond

This is the first time in more than a half century when I am not planning a return to school after Labor Day. I don't need to get a new lunch box, wardrobe, or haircut, or face the annual apprehension about the challenges that lie ahead.

Processing Professors in the Consumer University

Paul Stoller | Posted 08.04.2013 | College
Paul Stoller

It is not a bad thing to measure faculty performance and student outcomes. But in the blinding light of sweeping change are we losing sight of scholarly depth and intellectual rigor?