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Why Do Students Cheat?

When I was getting ready to start college in 2012 and 2013, warnings against cheating were everywhere.  College search sites, scholarship databases, and universities themselves were yelling about how  858 more words

Antisemitism updates

There have been several alarming incidents of antisemitism around the world in recent days. In Paris, two Jewish men were viciously assaulted, and sickeningly, one of them had his finger sawed off! 2,062 more words


Veil of Elysium

Looks like I’ll be sharing essays and papers now and then, formatted for Merlight. :) This one was heavily edited, as I was two pages over limit. 1,204 more words


Gil Anidjar: Ph.D. in hate

Last week we med Hamid Dabashi, a professor of Iranian Studies at Columbia University who – well, just scroll down and you’ll see what he’s been up to over the years. 439 more words


The Recent Growth of Biotech Clusters Around the Globe

David Brindley, Senior Research Fellow at University of Oxford Department of Pediatrics comes from a very interesting background that covers both academia and industry. He joined us during Biotech Week Boston to discuss the relationship between academia and industry, what he identifies as the key regulatory challenges in both the US & Europe, and then finally he explores the recent growth of biotech clusters around the globe. 218 more words


Review of "A Cognitive Strategies Approach to Reading and Writing Instruction for English Language Learners in Secondary School" by Olson, C. & Land, R. (2007)

Abstract: “This study was conducted by members of a site of the California Writing Project in partnership with a large, urban, low-SES school district where 93% of the students speak English as a second language and 69% are designated Limited English Proficient. 1,200 more words

Once upon a rhyme: "It's almost time!"

There were, it was real, once upon a rhyme, two people very much in love.

That love was short-lived; yet even so – for a long long time – it was remembered true. 871 more words

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