Monthly Archives: February 2016

Diversity in Circular Firing Squads

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The unending stream of "articulate," impassioned and masterful debates, calls-to-arms, sharp-witted defenses, withering attacks and counterattacks, backbiting between once best friends now mortal enemies, vitriolic accusations flying across stages lined with high profile wealthy celebrities, and even threats not to attend the main event, with The POTUS himself entering the fray and weighing in on the fracas. No,....
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Higher Education Gamble – Too Big A Risk?

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Consumer: noun. "a person who purchases goods and services for personal use; a person or thing that eats or uses something.

Students probably cannot be accurately labeled "consumers" in the strictest sense of the definition. After all, the schools are still there after the students graduate. Most....
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The Rooney Rule’s Love-Hate History

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The NFL's "Rooney Rule" dictates that for all head-coaching openings, each team must interview at least one minority candidate. Of course, there is no quota or preference given to African Americans in hiring. So no actual white head coach candidates are harmed in the execution of the Rooney Rule. Can....
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Botox and Bias? – Turn Your Bias Upside Down

smiling-womanBlood pressure has long been dubbed the “silent killer" because it is often asymptomatic. Researchers have learned that hypertension (high blood pressure) can be manipulated by self-management of the organic expressions and controls for hypertension. That's a mouthful. It simply means that the physical and physiological things we can voluntarily control, such as emotion, muscular tension, respiration and thought,....
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