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The Truth About Cultural Bias

Hoodie Rally in Memory of Trayvon Martin by Madison Guy, on Flickr Sharply different reactions to the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial reveal the racial divide that persists in …

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Telling American Stories

Image via Wikipedia What are the biggest challenges facing American society today? And how can we solve them? Bro Adams, the new chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, …

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Replay: The Future of Higher Education

In May of 2012, Harvard and MIT announced a partnership to provide free courses to anyone, anywhere, sparking an intense debate about the future of a bricks and mortar education. …

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Summer Melt and the Z-Degree

Bob Templin (Northern Virginia Community College) is president of one of the largest community colleges in the nation. He’s launched an innovative program that prepares the burgeoning population of Latino …

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Talking after the Trauma

Getting people to talk about their trauma is an essential part of helping people heal. Fred Bemak and Rita Chi-Ying Chung (George Mason University) created Counselors Without Borders and use …

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Who Needs Health Insurance?

The healthcare system in the U.S. ranks last among peer countries for overall quality and costs, and medical providers and policy makers are calling for new models of care. Carolyn …

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Replay: First in the Family

Courtesy chadmill via Flickr Nearly a third of college students in the United States are first-generation—meaning their parents and grandparents didn’t go. For many of these students, entering academia can …

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Extreme Nursing in Bush Alaska

Public health nurse in Native village, Alaska. Image courtesy Maria DeValpine. There is an extreme shortage of nurses in “bush” Alaska, a stunningly beautiful part of the world only reachable …

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Good Sport

Image courtesy M. Smelter Nobody knows their exact price tag, but the Sochi Olympics were widely hailed as the most expensive Olympic games ever. And the real question: is it worth …

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Tongue-Tied America

Image courtesy Victorgrigas The fear of public speaking can be debilitating. For some, it’s the stuff of nightmares, and so many of us avoid doing it altogether. Molly Bishop Shadel (University …

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Good to Great for Nonprofits

Best-selling business writer Jim Collins (Batten Institute at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business) believes the special factors that lie at the heart of rare and truly great …

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The Future of Higher Education

In May of 2012, Harvard and MIT announced a partnership to provide free courses to anyone, anywhere, sparking an intense debate about the future of a bricks and mortar education. …