Education & Schools

Pork Belly Job Seekers

Commodities are bought and sold in nameless bulk contracts on the New York Stock Exchange every day. According to Mike Moffatt, writing for ThoughtCo.com, “When an economist, economics professor or economics textbook talks about a commodity, that term refers to … Continue reading

Are Career Services Offices a Failure?

Only 16 percent of recent college graduates state that their career services office was very helpful. What a devastating statistic! Brandon Busteed, the executive director of education and workforce development at Gallup, stated, “We are stunned to see the perceptions … Continue reading

College Grads’ Great Expectations?

College students are ill-prepared to connect with an employer and secure a job in today’s marketplace. With little or no career development, self-assessment, or an understanding of vocational calling, they believe that the degree alone will be the proverbial “ticket” … Continue reading

Grandchildren of the Sixties

College students in the streets protesting a Trump presidency are not so very different from the demonstrators who took over Columbia University in April 1968. Nevertheless, what took place in less than three weeks back then did a lot to … Continue reading

My Brother’s Pregnancy?

I am a Baby Boomer who grew up with Time magazine. From before I was born it arrived at our home every week. We were subscribers, and I devoured every issue. Time was solid—carefully researched and cogently written. When I … Continue reading

Relationships Matter — But Which Ones?

Everyone knows that relationships matter. But few of us pause to ponder exactly which relationships matter. Recently, I came across a study by the well-regarded Search Institute, a Minnesota research group whose early work identified a range of protective factors for young … Continue reading

Which Bathroom Did Klinger Use?

In M*A*S*H, one of America’s longest-running TV shows, the beloved character Max Klinger dressed as a woman. Klinger hoped to get a so-called “Section 8,” which is a mental-health discharge in the military. Everyone who watched the show when it … Continue reading