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No gimmicks – it’s time for colleges to cut costs

If recent news reports are any indication, the pricing strategies that colleges have utilized for several decades to attract students seem to be coming to an end.
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Children should be taught to speak up

As a sociologist, I teach college students about the power of groups on individual behavior, and the role of authority figures in silencing individual dissent. As a parent, I see it firsthand.
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Remembering a hero on Memorial Day

One hundred years ago this month, a University of Pennsylvania professor enlisted in the American Expeditionary Forces to serve during the First World War. He would not return.
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Islamic terrorism hits most innocent

Manchester was, in some ways, like Newtown. Because children raise the stakes and deepen the horror.
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Trump’s budget betrays campaign promises to Navy

A 350-ship fleet is key for both national security and international stability.
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Marines who died young honored by their families

Each family has a different plan for Memorial Day, but all of them will be remembering their lost loved one.
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