I feel lucky to count myself among the early believers in Huskies basketball. As I wear my UConn shirt proudly today, I remember when the campus community rallied around our entire family.
By making the SAT more representative of what students learn in their schools, the College Board may democratize the exam, and make its accessibility -- and therefore college's accessibility -- open to everyone.
It seems like ever since the inception of the Maui Invitational, one can expect to see teams playing in Hawaii during November and December still playing in late March en route to the National Championship.
March is generally the time of year to be peaking, not falling, and there seems to be a palpable sense of panic around the 'Cuse. Could they conceivably drop to a four-seed? What happened to Trevor Cooney's jumper? Can Boeheim right the ship? While the Orange is undeniably struggling, a lot can still happen between now and the tournament. Let's take a look at three reasons why we shouldn't panic.
As the demographics in the United States evolve, we as educators must work to increase the number of minority students in these disciplines, disciplines where they remain under represented.
When many people think of unpaid internships, they assume the only thing missing from the opportunity is pay and benefits. This couldn't be further from the truth. Unpaid internships also lack another crucial element: Protection from harassment.
Mid-way through my third year of college at Syracuse University, my close friend and roommate, David Noonan, announced that he was going to drop out f...
I hope that with the 25th anniversary of the Lockerbie bombing, you spend a few moments thinking of the 270 victims who died tragically but spend even more time thinking of how you can have a positive effect on those around you today. Life is short, and each day is a blessing.
Here in the real world, Washington is playing a Hunger Game of its own and the results are devastating. Yes, winter is coming, the holidays are on their way, and on November 1, the United States government cut food stamp benefits by 13.6 percent.
Small parties have obstacles at the federal level. The major parties have inexhaustible funds and internal support. A third-party candidate can't compete against those forces. If smaller, more agile, parties are to compete at the national level, they will first need to succeed locally.
As I was driving into downtown Syracuse, I noticed a traffic sign pointing to The Mission District, which is home to the Rescue Mission Alliance of Sy...
Imagining America creates spaces for people to tell, hear, and learn from multiple stories about the public purposes of higher education.
Tall, lanky, hip, delightfully buffoonish at times, yet serious, Hankin is the quintessential "that guy," instantly recognizable as Mr. Heckles on Friends or 'the Other Kramer,' who stole the raisins, on the pilot episode of Seinfeld.
Whether you grew up in Canarsie or The Bronx, whether you attended Cardinal Hayes or Power Memorial, whether you were a fan of Joe Namath of the Jets or Fran Tarkenton of the football Giants, or whether you rooted for Mickey, Willie or the Duke, one thing was for sure. You loved Marty Glickman.
If I ever run into Charles (MIT 1957) or David (MIT 1962) at one of their regular Palm Springs get-togethers for the ultra-conservative wing of the .001 percent, I'll make sure to give them the secret handshake, quietly mutter "Phi Kai Phi" and sing a few refrains of one of the fraternity's drinking songs.
I realized, I could use a commencement of my own, a speech that put me front and center of my own life possibly celebrating 50 years on this earth and being proud of it.