The value of disciplines that prepare students to be critical thinkers escapes any politician who prefers only mindless followers, but one look at your Facebook feed ought to convince you that America needs more critical thinkers, not less.

November 7, 2016

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History isn’t a ‘useless’ major: It teaches critical thinking, something America needs plenty more of

The value of disciplines that prepare students to be critical thinkers escapes any politician who prefers only mindless followers, but one look at your Facebook feed ought to convince you that America needs more critical thinkers, not less.

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Turns out active “parenting” is a dirty word. Raising kids isn’t a measured, perfectionist activity like carpentry. It’s more of a loose, sculpting process like gardening.

November 6, 2016

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New Neuroscience Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You An Awesome Parent, by Eric Barker

Turns out active “parenting” is a dirty word. Raising kids isn’t a measured, perfectionist activity like carpentry. It’s more of a loose, sculpting process like gardening.

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"This case demonstrates that a well-intentioned majority acting in the name of tolerance and liberalism, can, if unchecked, impose its views on the minority in a manner that is in itself intolerant and illiberal,” concludes the 66-page unanimous decision signed by Chief Justice Robert Bauman and four other justices.

November 2, 2016

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Court Rules in Favor of Canada’s Largest Christian University in Religious Liberties Accreditation Case

“This case demonstrates that a well-intentioned majority acting in the name of tolerance and liberalism, can, if unchecked, impose its views on the minority in a manner that is in itself intolerant and illiberal,” concludes the 66-page unanimous decision signed by Chief Justice Robert Bauman and four other justices.

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If white evangelicals wish to be reconciled with people of color, then they should confess precisely how they have been possessed by something other than the faith they proclaim, irrespective of the repercussions that will befall the penitent and their structures of power.

November 1, 2016

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Jesus and the Dispossessed, by Justin Phillips

If white evangelicals wish to be reconciled with people of color, then they should confess precisely how they have been possessed by something other than the faith they proclaim, irrespective of the repercussions that will befall the penitent and their structures of power.

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My last name and appearance immediately instills a set of biases before I have the chance to open my mouth. The professor's "blue pen was the catalyst that opened an ocean of self-doubt that I worked so hard to destroy.

October 31, 2016

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‘Hence’ Plagiarism: Professor’s Criticism of Latina Honor Student’s Vocabulary Provokes National Conversation on Race

My last name and appearance immediately instills a set of biases before I have the chance to open my mouth. The professor’s “blue pen was the catalyst that opened an ocean of self-doubt that I worked so hard to destroy.

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Once people reach their peak-earnings ages of 56 to 60, liberal-arts majors are 3% ahead of the people with degrees in vocational fields, and each discipline’s top 10% lifetime earners, both history ($3.75M) and philosophy majors’ ($3.46M) outstrip even computer science stars ($3.2M).  -Wall Street Journal

September 16, 2016

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The Liberal Arts Major’s Revenge: Better Long Term Earning Power, By George Anders in WSJ

Once people reach their peak-earnings ages of 56 to 60, liberal-arts majors are 3% ahead of the people with degrees in vocational fields, and each discipline’s top 10% lifetime earners, both history ($3.75M) and philosophy majors’ ($3.46M) outstrip even computer science stars ($3.2M). -Wall Street Journal

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“If I could catch the feeling, I would; the feeling of the singing of the real world, as one is driven by loneliness and silence from the habitable world.” - Virginia Woolf

June 19, 2016

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Virginia Woolf on the Relationship Between Loneliness and Creativity, by Maria Popova

“If I could catch the feeling, I would; the feeling of the singing of the real world, as one is driven by loneliness and silence from the habitable world.” – Virginia Woolf

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