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What Famous Authors Really Thought About Oxford

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 12.19.2014 | Books

Every university, and university town, is subject to never-ending debate among loyal alumni and sneering rivals as to its relative merits. Few univers...

The Ferocious Battles for Israel on Western Campuses

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 12.01.2014 | College
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

The world Jewish community and Israel's non-Jewish allies need to wake up. Israel is under vicious attack at European, American, South African, Australian, and Canadian Universities. It's a battle we can win if we step up our game on campus and begin to courageously fight back.

Where Should I Study Abroad?

Daniela Papi | Posted 11.03.2014 | Impact
Daniela Papi

As I am often speaking with students about the concept of "learning service" and encouraging them to prioritize global "learning" and development education prior to jumping straight into international "service," I often get the question, "Where should I study abroad?"

TED's Chris Anderson

Ann Paisley Chandler | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact
Ann Paisley Chandler

Chris Anderson is the curator of the TED Conference, a conference that explores the power of ideas to make a difference in the world. Anderson was ...

Why Did Malcolm X Go To Oxford?

The Root | Henry Louis Gates Jr. | Posted 10.14.2014 | Black Voices

“It wasn’t Columbus that discovered [the earth] was round,” Malcolm X provocatively once said. That fact, he claimed, had been worked out long b...

The Obama Administration's Dangerous Game with Moderate Syrian Rebels

Samuel Ramani | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics
Samuel Ramani

The US military, by pursuing an ambiguously defined and premature intervention in Syria is ironically playing right into the hands of both ISIS and Assad to the detriment of America's national security.

UK University Town Face Off: Oxford vs. Cambridge

Departures Magazine | Posted 10.05.2014 | Travel
Departures Magazine

Cambridge and Oxford are similar in many ways -- not the least of which involves their respective universities that date back more than 800 years. But the highly walkable and welcoming towns, located roughly 90 miles apart, have plenty of singular charms that differentiate them.

The Ideal Amount Of Time Kids Should Spend Playing Video Games

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 08.08.2014 | Technology

If you're struggling to lay down some house guidelines for video games, remember the first rule of red wine: While a little bit can be good, too much ...

Isabelle Glimcher: When Refugee Camps Fail to Provide Real Refuge

Isabelle Glimcher | Posted 09.27.2014 | College
Isabelle Glimcher

Refugee agency is often under-estimated, in no small part due to portrayals of refugees as apolitical entities who exist outside the realm of social membership.

Why Am I Speaking Chinese in England?

Grace Li | Posted 09.15.2014 | Travel
Grace Li

It has been months since I have spoken to anyone in Chinese. And it was just one conversation, so maybe I'm thinking too much into it. But in that brief period of time, I was no longer in a stranger in a foreign country.

Navy Chaplains Obstruct Religious Liberty

Tom Carpenter | Posted 08.16.2014 | Religion
Tom Carpenter

Just last month, the Navy Chief of Chaplains rejected the application of Jason Heap, a highly qualified chaplain candidate who would have been the first Humanist military chaplain.

Climate Change This Week: Obama's Opus, Alarming Antarctic History, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.06.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, June 5 2014 How unusual...

The Most Dangerous Game: Christopher Yates' Black Chalk

Jaime Lubin | Posted 07.09.2014 | Books
Jaime Lubin

"Never trust the artist, trust the tale." Christopher Yates invokes the famous D.H. Lawrence quote that functions as an epigraph to Black Chalk, Yates' darkly psychological debut thriller.

Women Who Live Their Dreams

Augusta Thomson | Posted 05.14.2014 | Impact
Augusta Thomson

It is too easy to forget that, through collaboration and community, opportunities perpetuate and become all-encompassing -- connecting people and bettering the world through new understandings of what justice, unity, equality, and success really mean.

Large Dams Are Uneconomic, Scientific Study Finds

Peter Bosshard | Posted 05.10.2014 | Green
Peter Bosshard

Dam builders and financiers frequently acknowledge the problems of the past, but claim that they have learned from their mistakes.

LinkedIn: The Productive Social Network?

Bill_Robinson | Posted 04.27.2014 | Technology
Bill_Robinson

I like LinkedIn. I like that is mostly about Business. I like that there are people working there; getting things done.

These Are the 10 Most Psychopathic Jobs in America

Michael Shammas | Posted 02.06.2014 | Weird News
Michael Shammas

As an aspiring lawyer, I suspected it all along, but now my suspicions have been (unfortunately) confirmed: We're all crazy. A ranking compiled by O...

Punched in the Face: A New Leadership Contract Emerges

Valerie Keller | Posted 03.30.2014 | World
Valerie Keller

A new leadership contract is emerging: an implicit agreement between CEOs and stakeholders to ensure long-term, sustainable value creation and legitimacy.

A Philosopher at Davos

David Rodin | Posted 03.23.2014 | Impact
David Rodin

It is safe to say that I am a bit of an oddity here. Not that I dress in a beard and sandals. But my intellectual orientation is very different.

Malala Yousafzai's Toughest Battle?

Maria Rioumine | Posted 02.12.2014 | Education
Maria Rioumine

She has been accused of everything from being a 'western pawn' to her father's puppet, entirely undeserving of her international recognition. Yet, when she walks into the Oxford Union, she is met with an adoration usually reserved for a pop sensation, not a political activist.

Can Lake Turkana Be Saved?

Lori Pottinger | Posted 02.12.2014 | Green
Lori Pottinger

For hundreds of thousands of people who call the lake environment home, these changes could bring a slow death of their livelihoods and communities.

Student Dressed As 'Arcade Fire' And Brought A Flamethrower To A Party

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.23.2014 | College

If you bring a flamethrower to a costume party, there's a good chance everything will get shut down. Just ask Inigo Lapwood. Lapwood, a 20-year-old...

Surprised by C. S. Lewis Fifty Years After His Death

Michael Gilmour | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Michael Gilmour

It was the relatively late work Surprised by Joy (1955) that got me hooked. Here Lewis tells the story of how the atheist became a theist and eventually a Christian.

The Dean's Address: A Very Un-British Introduction to America

Greig Lamont | Posted 11.13.2013 | College
Greig Lamont

From one bizarre academic microcosm to another, the Dean's Address at Harvard was all too much for this British onlooker. Two weeks ago I moved to the U.S., and all of the bizarre oddities I've encountered pale in comparison to this one, extraordinary experience.

Addressing the African Challenge

Elizabeth Filippouli | Posted 11.09.2013 | Impact
Elizabeth Filippouli

Governance broadly is one main challenge facing global thought leaders. More specifically, the fact of an interconnected and very large global economy...