Education

Due to declining  student populations in public colleges and universities around the country, budget cutbacks have had a serious impact on education. Libraries and staff are particularly vulnerable, affecting the vital help students need from the valuable services libraries provide. How important? The nation’s second … Read More

He wants me to call him Kirk?!

When I learned of the death of Kirk Douglas, I remembered the time I spent with him in his Beverly Hills home.

I was in the sixth grade when I was first introduced to art appreciation, (in a public school, no less). After presenting an … Read More

The actions taken by Kyle Kashuv, and the ubiquity of social media are troubling on several levels.

Eighteen-year-old Kashuv was one of the survivors of the mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida. However, unlike his fellow students who have spoken around the country about the … Read More

Commencement at colleges and universities around the country is a time for the well-known and lesser-known luminaries to make speeches that inspire a graduating class. Billionaire Robert F. Smith kicked it up a notch.

Smith, the founder, and CEO of the private equity firm Vista … Read More

The Haves v. The Have-Nots

When federal prosecutors charged more than two dozen wealthy parents with bribery, and fraud for using substitute test-takers and false athletic records to gain their kids’ admissions to top colleges, many in the media were not surprised.

“This large-scale grift,” Willa Paskin writes in Slate … Read More

“No nation, no society has ever changed this much, this fast. Now, before you start calling anyone bigoted, consider – and be honest – how would you feel if that happened in your neighborhood? Doesn’t matter how nice the immigrants are, they probably are nice… Read More

Lindenberger’s Choice

It’s safe to say that, at one time or other, most teens rebel against their parents. For Ethan Lindenberger that rebellion took an unexpected turn.

When Lindenberger became a legal adult at 18, he chose to get the necessary vaccinations that his parents had avoided.… Read More