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I’ve read many articles on whether Serena Williams’ behavior at the US Open during her finals match against Naomi Osaka was justified, an over-the-top emotional response to perceived unfair treatment, expressing her first amendment rights, or a little bit of each. Williams rais...

Ghosting on the internet occurs when someone with whom you have established a relationship disappears from contact without any explanation at all. Perhaps it’s someone you just met on social media, communicated with several times, and then, suddenly, all contact is gone. You mi...

There have been many reports about the possible health effects of being active on social networking sites for hours on end. It’s important we understand these effects because three billion people – around 40% of the world’s population – use social media. It’s recently been sugg...

Civility! We need to become a more civil nation. How many times have you heard it? Too many times. Forget civility, we need to become less rude in dealing with each other. We can't regain our civility until we realize we have become an abrupt nation of disrespectful people who...

Last week I read an article about why student evaluations of college instructors are not reliable and should not be used in performance evaluation decisions. The author claims, based on research, that student evaluations may be associated with the gender of the instructor. That...

The idea of sustainability stems from the concept of sustainable development which became common language at the World's first Earth Summit in Rio in 1992. There is no universally agreed definition of sustainability. The original definition of sustainable development is usually...

January 2, 2018

Leaving home for the first time and going off to college is an exciting and stressful time for tens of thousands of students across the U.S. each year.  Leaving the familiarity of family, friends and community behind and entering an often much more diverse community filled with...

You’re probably familiar with the expression: It’s not what you say – it’s how you say it. Communication is about content and delivery. Let’s take assertiveness, a behavioral characteristic that means to be forthright, positive, and insistence on the recognition of one’s rights...

Cheating in college has reached epidemic proportions. Even though the rate of students who admit to cheating at least once in their college careers has held steadily around 75 percent since the first major survey on cheating in higher education in 1963, the ways in which cheati...

It’s time to shake things up in our attempt to teach ethics to college students. The old ways do not work well. The days of lecturing ad nauseam about the philosophy of ethics is gone. Let’s face it. Students don’t relate to Kant, Rawls and Bentham, not to mention Plato and Ari...

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