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Against Consensus

Outlet: Atlantic, The

The more you agree with people on your side of political debates, the more likely you are to be wrong about the facts. One annoying effect of extreme political polarization is that people on different sides can't agree about facts. Americans' opi

Bloggers, Surveillance and Obama’s Orwellian State

Outlet: Time

Advancements in technology have fueled this White House's obsession with controlling the message. Jay Carney is free. But not loose – at least so far. After resigning as the press secretary for President Obama on June 20, Carney gave insight into

Cool School's: America's Greenest Colleges

Outlet: Sierra Magazine - Online

DICKINSON COLLEGE Carlisle, Pennsylvania SCORE: 807.04 | STUDENTS: 2,380 Since 2008, Dickinson has bought enough wind power to offset all of its electrical needs. And since 2006, students have been collecting grease from local restaurants an

Aborn awarded Scieszka Scholarship

Outlet: Manchester Journal - Online

...he was selected to be a member of the All-State Chorus. The son of Melissa Michaud and the late Scott Aborn of Manchester, Aborn spent 11 months in Uruguay on a Youth for Understanding exchange program, and will be majoring in international rel

ACT? SAT? Subject Tests? No Tests? Holy Moly! Who Is Requiring What These Days?

Outlet: Huffington Post, The

...and public colleges that do not use SAT or ACT scores as a part of their admissions criteria: Bard College Bates College Bowdoin College Bryn Mawr College (Many) Cal State universities College of the Holy Cross Connecticut Col

Spoken Latin: A modern remedy for the nation's age-old reading problems?

Outlet: Washington Post - Online, The

...afoot in schools around Baltimore and in New York, Bezaka says. “Stupefactissima sum.” It all goes a long way toward explaining why 35 people, several of them teachers from Washington and Virginia, are paying $300 to spend a week at Latin ca

Train like a champ: College field hockey player takes us through her summer workout

Outlet: Girls' Life - Online

...college decisions based off the majors that are offered, class sizes, Greek life, campus location, etc., but not Chloe! For her, the big college decision came down to one main, final factor: the school's field hockey program. Now, she is a rising

Obama doesn't want conflict with the Middle East, and ground troops are unlikely, midstate expert says

Outlet: Patriot-News - Online, The

...midstate expert on international studies and the Middle East. The Obama administration's instinct has been to withdraw as much as possible from entanglement in the region, "but the Middle East apparently has a way of pulling the U.S. back in,"

Expert Advice: 6 Tips to Guide Your College Search

Outlet: NerdWallet

Getting into college remains one of the most competitive obstacles young people are faced with. Admission rates for America’s most prestigious schools remain extremely low in 2014, with schools such as Harvard and Stanford offering admission to less

Whisper Hill Farm – ‘Leap of Faith'

Outlet: Culpeper Times - Online

...food. “I don't want to work in an office again,” she said, spelling out plans to intern on a farm on the West Coast next year. “It's hard work, but I love it.” Another intern, Kaitlin Soriano, 21, of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is a rising se

Aborn awarded Scieszka Scholarship

Outlet: Manchester Journal - Online

...he was selected to be a member of the All-State Chorus. The son of Melissa Michaud and the late Scott Aborn of Manchester, Aborn spent 11 months in Uruguay on a Youth for Understanding exchange program, and will be majoring in international rel

The Princeton Review’s "2015 Green Rating Honor Roll"

Outlet: The Princeton Review

NEW YORK, August 4, 2014—The Princeton Review – known for its education services helping students choose and get in to colleges – today reported its annual "Green Ratings" of colleges. The project, now in its seventh year, offers a measure of how env

Extraordinary Life: A Litigator With A Gift For Mediation

Outlet: Hartford Courant - Online

...born on March 24, 1921, and grew up in Roaring Spring, Pa., where his father owned a dairy. He would get up before dawn to collect milk from nearby farmers, take it back to the dairy where it would be pasteurized, and then help deliver it. He a

Temple to make test scores optional for admission

Outlet: philly.com

...said. ssnyder@phillynews.com 215-854-4693 @ssnyderinq www.inquirer.com/campusinq Here are other colleges in the area that have a test-optional policy: Philadelphia Other Schools in the Area Susquehanna University in Selinsgrov

Bryn Mawr is latest college to drop SAT requirement for admission

Outlet: Pocono Record - Online

...Schaeffer, public education director of Fair Test: National Center for Fair and Open Testing, a major critic of the SAT and other standardized tests. St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia went test-optional last fall. Susquehanna University i

Mercer Island's Bottomley to play lacrosse at Dickinson College

Outlet: Mercer Island Reporter - Online

Mercer Island lacrosse captain Brett Bottomley will play Division III lacrosse at Dickinson College. — image credit: Contributed Photo Mercer Island lacrosse captain Brett Bottomley verbally committed to play Divison III lacrosse at Dickinson Co

Might Get Fooled Again? — The Senate and Surveillance

Outlet: Washington Post - Online, The

The following is a guest post by H.L. Pohlman, Professor of Political Science at Dickinson College. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) Tuesday introducedhis version of the USA Freedom Act (text here) aimed at reining in the National Security Agency's bulk

Majority Leader-Elect Kevin McCarthy Announces New Staff

Outlet: Targeted News Service

House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., issued the following news release: House Majority Leader-Elect Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement announcing the addition of Neil Bradley, Rob Borden, Robert Story Karem and Rog

4 midstate colleges join consortium to cut costs, improve efficiency

Outlet: WITF-TV - Online

...through efficiency and collaboration. The Presidents of the Colleges involved have already informally met a handful of times, as a search for an Executive Director to lead the consortium gets underway. Franklin and Marshall in Lancaster, Car

Owens & Minor Implements Management Succession Plan

Outlet: CNBC - Online

...information and communications and a transaction network for physicians); and Mediconsultant.com Inc. (a publicly held North American internet provider of healthcare information and services). He received a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Hi

Bryn Mawr Introduces “No-SAT” Policy for Admissions

Outlet: University Herald

... Bob Schaeffer, a major critic of the SAT and other standardized tests, said that Philadelphia now includes several test-optional schools besides Bryn Mawr. For example: St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Susquehanna University in Selin

Gerhard Receives 'Excellence in Elder Law Award' from the Pennsylvania Bar Association

Outlet: HispanicBusiness.com

...Pennsylvania Bar Institute. Active in the community, Gerhard is a past president and secretary of the Rotary Club of Glenside. The Rotary Foundation named Gerhard a Paul Harris Fellow and a Guy Gundaker Fellow. Gerhard earned an underg

Radnor's Cherry makes Israel home

Outlet: philly.com

... Saturday, July 19, 2014, 3:01 AM For Matt Cherry, pressure is not being forced to make a quick decision on the lacrosse field. It's having 10 seconds to get to a bomb shelter. Cherry, a Radnor High School graduate, starred in lacr

Local Ukrainian conflict expert weighs in on downed airliner

Outlet: WHTM-TV - Online

...crossfire. A humanitarian failure that no one saw coming. Karl Qualls is an author and expert on the region. He notes that on Monday and on Wednesday of this week, two Ukrainian military planes were shot out of the sky by Russian separatists.

The New York Jewish deli meets the 21st century, and the results are geshmak

Outlet: Washington Post - Online, The

...and soul-warming potato knishes ($8) with caramelized onion. There is, however, an incongruity in paying $18 for a sable-and-bialy plate called “the Shtetl.” “It's a huge irony,” says Ted Merwin, an associate professor of religion and Judaic st

Investigation moves forward in Malaysia Airlines tragedy

Outlet: WPMT-TV - Online

...and hoping for outside help to control pro-Russian separatists. “Before the problem was between Russia and Ukraine,” Yingst said. “Now, the problem is between these pro-Russian separatists and the world. Something is going to have to happen.” Karl

Plane crash brings waning American attention back to Ukraine

Outlet: Sentinel - Online, The

Since tensions between Ukraine and Russia boiled over in April, Dickinson College Professor of History Karl Qualls, who specializes in Russian history, has watched as disagreements and protest…

20:25 - The New York Jewish deli meets the 21st century, and the results are geshmak

Outlet: DailyNewsEn.com

...and soul-warming potato knishes ($8) with caramelized onion. There is, however, an incongruity in paying $18 for a sable-and-bialy plate called “the Shtetl.” “It's a huge irony,” says Ted Merwin, an associate professor of religion and Judaic st

Hoagland named director of law school’s Virginia Coastal Policy Clinic

Outlet: College of William and Mary

...science as its partner, and provides local and state decision makers with expertise and resources toward solving 21st-century legal and policy dilemmas. How can that not excite a lawyer/conservationist?” Hoagland holds a Bachelor of Science deg

Yes, Obama's White House is more secretive than Bush's

Outlet: Week - Online, The

...personal blogs — becomes more popular, the way the military and intelligence community is reported on could shift. Random bloggers need not follow the professional standards by which journalists abide. But as Matthew Pinsker, a professor of his

State's health-plan marketplace selects new executive director

Outlet: Las Vegas Review-Journal - Online

...Maryland. His bio also lists experience including managing regional operations for a Fortune 100 health care company, and serving as benefits administrator for Ohio, where he managed the state's five self-funded health plans. He has a bachelor'

PA LGBT group wins national award

Outlet: Philadelphia Gay News - Online

...collect stories about LGBT history from Central Pennsylvania. The project features personal stories, written accounts and video interviews, as well as photographs, documents and artifacts that support the stories. The center worked in collabora

Rotary of St. Charles hands out scholarships

Outlet: Daily Herald

On May 15, the Rotary Club of St. Charles awarded $16,000 in total to 10 scholarship recipients to help support their college education and vocational pursuits. Special acknowledgment was given to recipient Hannah Zimmer who was awarded the ina

Steinert's Pat Harchick looks back at high-school accomplishments

Outlet: Trentonian - Online, The

...results. On the football field, Harchick dons the Spartan helmet for the final time Tuesday for the East team in the Sunshine Football Classic. He played center, linebacker and long snapper for the Spartans last fall and will continue his foot

‘Fiddler' For Millennials

Outlet: Jewish Week - Online, The

...generation of American Jews, including my own kids, is so far removed from the world of “Fiddler” as to inhabit a different universe. Is it any wonder that “Fiddler,” as it settles into middle age, is losing its edge? Ted Merwin directs the Hil

UPDATE: Get life advice from these women

Outlet: Morningstar.com

...left her post in 2001, she went on to write three books: "Madam Secretary: A Memoir," "The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God and World Affairs" and" Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat's Jewel Box." Albright told the 2014 c

Israel, Meet Lacrosse

Outlet: Forward - Online, The

...target of rockets launched from the territory , many of which are intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome system. In the city, a siren signals an impending attack, and many of the young Israelis who live there have spent time in bomb shelters. Matt C

Watching THE CLOCK

Outlet: Winnipeg Free Press, The

Characters grapple with time and tragedy in interconnected short stories In So Much a Part of You, her first collection of short stories, Polly Dugan's characters are the perpetual victims of bad timing; time either goes too fast or move

NY Teen Goes From Foster Care to Full College Scholarship

Outlet: Black Enterprise Magazine - Online

...“Just knowing that school is priority number one, I was able to move through all the distractions and still come out on top,” Grant says. This year, the teen will graduate from the Bronx School of Law and Finance with an A average, and wil