by Douglas A. Lonnstrom, Ph.D.

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump have famously little in common. One stark difference, though not as exhaustively discussed in the media, may be the cipher to understanding the results of the 2020 presidential election.

There are plenty of theories explaining why the…

Freshman Move-In Day is a time of celebration at many colleges and universities. When you dropped off your sons and daughters, those of us who work and teach on campus welcomed them, literally and figuratively, with open arms. …

A Resource Guide for Parents and Educators

By Carla J. Sofka, Ph.D. and Gwyn Sofka

Carla J. Sofka, Ph.D. is a social work professor, death educator and past president of the Association for Death Education and Counseling. She specializes in the study of death and grief as they are shared through technology and social media. She also…

Come to New York State and Experience the True Story of the Revolutionary War

I was sorry to see the television series “Turn: Washington’s Spies” end its run last year. Like most historical movies or television shows, this popular series wasn’t precisely true, but it was good storytelling. …

College Students’ Emotional Firsthand Accounts from Asylum Seekers at the US/Mexico Border

Dilley, Texas. Population 3674.

Not a place you would think would provide a life-changing experience for two college students.

But it did.

We journeyed to the flat, dusty border town recently to assist lawyers and law students in gathering background information on families applying for asylum in the United States.

Freshmen and Inmates Learn Together Through Innovative College Course

“Zach*, you look upset. What’s the matter?” I asked one of my students recently.

“I’m just so f-in angry at myself, that’s all!” he responded. “Here I am, at the front of the room, with all these privileges, and look, I’ve…

Nausea is simply awful. We all know from personal experience how unpleasant and incapacitating the sensation can be, but thankfully most of us experience it only occasionally — when fighting off a viral infection, or after being hit with food poisoning.

Millions of people, however, suffer from debilitating nausea on…

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