There was always something inexplicably attractive about receiving attention, so throughout my childhood, the sound of laughter was my muse. I had an appetite for approbation (clearly not from teachers, but from my peers).
Nobel Peace Prize winner and education activist Malala Yousafzai is quoted with saying, "Every girl deserves to take part in creating the technology that will change our world and change who runs it."
I began to wonder if people are inherently unhappy in corporations, or if they have individual passions that need to be addressed.
As Class Historian for Vassar's first coed freshman class, to me it was historically coincidental that Arianna Huffington opened her address at Vassar's 151st commencement in Poughkeepsie, New York, 75 miles north of New York City, with a reference to her own Greek heritage.
Ambitious Millennials love to dream. The dreams may be ambitious, they may be big and they may even be lucrative, but there is no saying that they cannot be all at once - in other words, be quite excellent.
It seems that Yale and other great American universities increasingly are being run from the top as though they were like Fortune 500 companies, investment banks and hedge funds. If so, what does that say about America? How do we make it stop?
While some consideration can be given to less qualified applicants, overall too many much more qualified students are being inequitably prejudiced.
Spring is, of course, the season of optimism, not only from nature's annual re-beginnings but from the emotions at the thousands of graduation ceremonies around the country.
In the end, achieving marked improvement in the quantity, authority and effectiveness of women in leadership will require concerted efforts by both men and women
The question of women's leadership has long been a contentious issue in the Catholic Church. While Francis has changed the tone of the Church through his messages and actions, when it comes to women, many people agree: Pope Francis isn't perfect.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. ...
Information like this can lead in two directions: to despair or to action. Despair is a non-starter. Putting aside humanitarian concerns, the United States cannot afford to limit the prospects of the 20 percent of its children who grow up in poverty.
Put bluntly: Migration is necessary in the European Union. Such a statement might be socially unpopular and, perhaps, even politically charged, but EU leaders need to accept the realities of migratory flows and demographic transition facing the region.
While The Riot Club is fairly predictable, its cast is no doubt a showcasing of the stars of British cinema's future not unlike our own The Outsiders (1983) that supplied us with Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio, Rob Lowe, Tom Cruise, Diane Lane, Patrick Swayze, and so many more.
What is it that gives the paintings of Mark Rothko their tremendous power? Why do those squares of vibrating color, that seem to float in space, somehow liberated from their canvases, exert such fascination?
The American People is predictably commanding and passionate, its insights are stunning and endless, its narrative consistently compelling. But how much of the history it recreates is true?