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
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
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
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