Category Archives: Leadership

A High School Student-Athlete Explores Truth

Katarina White

The effects of physical warfare create trauma and confusion, however, most people do not even realize the extent of corruption and pain causing an intellectual war that rages around them. Make no mistake: everyone is in this battle; everyone has already chosen a side. This intellectual battle has two camps: one side is advocates of…

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Memorial Day: Gratitude, Humility and Celebration

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Gratitude is oft the most fleeting of all human emotions, but on this Memorial Day Weekend, the country sets aside a day to remember. Springing from a tradition after the Civil War, Americans have a 100+ year tradition of humbly celebrating those patriots that gave their lives for this country. In the 1860s, decorating the…

Structures, Outcomes, Term Limits

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I had a fascinating discussion with a smart friend of mine—a professor of women and gender studies—where we discussed the plight of the U.S. economic and political system. My perspective was that the rules set by our government have distorted the economics that make capitalism a productive system. My perception of her argument was that…

Merry Christmas from Gavriel’s Horn

Dr Nicholas J Markette

Since 2011, Gavriels-Horn has published many blogs from many authors. However, the “Merry Christmas” post generated the most feedback ever. So here is re-visit of this post. By the way, when did “Happy Holidays” replace the now controversial “Merry Christmas”? Consider two stories. In this past week, a group of young carolers were chased—not politely…

Thinking About Thinking

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In recent research (Shraiky, Markette & Markette, in press), we explored what working graduate students valued most from their graduate education. Consistently, successful graduates from diverse masters programs ranging from design, business, nursing, and education noted that critical thinking was the most valuable benefit of graduate school. It gave us reason to ponder why haven’t…

A Simple Lesson from Immigration Applied to Corporate Tax Inversions

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Regardless of the perspective, one lesson is clear from the immigration issue facing the country—people long to live and work in the United States of America. The U.S. remains attractive to millions seeking a better way of life. Despite this lesson from immigration, many in government appear to have missed the point when it comes…

Sport is Not War

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(Photo: 18 year-old college-bound soccer players leading a cheer with 7 & 8 year-olds) Battle. Big guns. War. Often, we here words like these describe a sporting event and its competitors. Of course, advertisers spend big marketing bucks on media coverage of games likening competition to some war-like, angry confrontation. For many, this characterization is…

Psychological Hardiness & Emotional Intelligence

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A reflection by graduate student Mick Howland. I was reading an article the other day about a quote from Chinese President Xi Jinping stating that The Emotional Quotient is more important than the Intelligence Quotient. This is ironic coming from a leader of a nation that prides itself on educational standards and relentless pursuit of academic superiority. This brought me back to my…

A Grad Student’s Reflection: Optimista Vagyok

Kevin Earl

By Kevin Earl  Everyone needs words to live by, philosophies that guide their choices. Christian Frederick Nielsen Twede, my great, great, great grandfather, had his rules for the day that he recorded in his journal in 1887, which I included four years ago in a blog post about New Year’s resolutions. Some of his rules…

The Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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By Cali Pitchel, Belief Agency Martin Luther King, Jr. was a master orator. It is not uncommon to hear his name among other great communicators, including Abraham Lincoln, Nelson Mandela, and Barack Obama. His speeches were poignant, powerful, and beautifully delivered. He knew when to pause, when to repeat himself, and when to raise his…