Education

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Academic Warfare?

This post was co-authored by Ali Arab, Ph.D., an assistant professor of statistics at Georgetown University. We are living in a global society driven by innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. Success depends upon free access to information and unfettered research by scholars. Yet targeted academic boycotts are increasingly common, throwing more and more roadblocks on the…

It was an unexpected journey, from the George W. Bush Shake, the Barack Obama Hug to the Harlem Shake. Appreciation from the President of the United States is one of the highest honors any American can receive. No, it wasn’t me, but the best part is that it was one of our students. I have…

It is a feeling of unbelievable joy. We have all felt it, at one time or another. For me, it is at its most palpable in a concert or a sports event with tens of thousands of fans. Initially, everyone is milling about, chatting, texting, a thousand unconnected specks. Then there’s a moment capturing everyone’s…

Universities in the Cloud

Thanks to Muhammad Saleem on OnlineColleges.net for sharing this compelling graphic.

The Big Fake “Fiscal Cliff”

From the moment I learned about the impending “fiscal cliff,” I was skeptical. Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) recently wrote in an email blast with a subject line “An Artificial Crisis” something that should be shared widely. Washington and the talk shows are captivated by talk of the “fiscal cliff”: the combination of automatic spending cuts…

Getting Along to Get Ahead

This article was co-authored with Felice Vazquez, Esq., Special Counsel to the President, Kean University. What, really, do our children learn in school? While standardized tests and teacher accountability are the buzzwords of the day, our schools may be missing one of the most important lessons our children must master in order to reach their…

This article was written with Corina Hernandez, a Public Administration major at Kean University. The “college student” is fictional. On Election Day, New Jersey voters will be asked: Do you approve the “Building Our Future Bond Act?” This bond act authorizes the state to issue bonds in the aggregate principal of $750 million to provide…

Class of 2012: You Need to Fail More

At my Commencement Speech to the Class of 2012 at Carteret High School this Thursday, I will deliver something like this: Class of 2012: You need to fail more …. take chances …. Reach. Let me explain. After hearing my bio, some of you might think of that person who has succeeded at anything. You…

Robot Boogie

Robots are now commonplace for cleaning carpets (random walk), remote sensing, even swarming. But robot boogie? Fun for some, profound for others. Thanks, MIT! At the beginning all the robots are waiting for my signal to start. While dancing, they are constantly synchronizing with each other, so if a robot lags behind they will wait…

What ever happened to Ndugu?

To me, Ndugu, the little Tanzanian boy, embodies potential. Now he would be a teenager. What ever happened to Ndugu?