The recession we are experiencing is not a normal, cyclical "blip" -- it is unlike anything that most of us have ever experienced. Consequently, we in higher education have to make some fundamental changes in the way we do business.
Do we want our children to find better and more effective ways to understand their world and work with each other to improve it? Of course. Then we better think twice about the education they should receive.
Those who have the power to open up and expand the dialogue about suicide need to step in and step up. David Skorton, Cornell's University President, is calling for a national dialogue about the subject.