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Wednesday, September 17,2014
Commentary

Senior year at OU? The horror

As the leaves begin to change colors and the summer heat slowly begins to dissipate, thousands of students at Ohio University will be settling in for what will be their final school year in Athens. The class of 2015 has been a part of some of the finest moments in the school's history.
Wednesday, September 17,2014
Commentary

Why you go to college – does this sound like you?

By Alan J. McMillan
UCLA's CIRP (Cooperative Institutional Research Program) just released a survey on why students go to college. About 300,000 freshmen students from approximately 300 four-year colleges completed the survey prior to the start of classes.
Sunday, September 14,2014
Commentary

The climate marches on with big event Sunday in D.C.

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
"Unjust laws exist." So wrote Henry David Thoreau in his 1849 essay, "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience." The naturalist and pacifist asked, "Shall we be content to obey them, or shall we endeavor to amend them, and obey them until we have succeeded, or shall we transgress them at once?" His answer was simple: "I say, break the law."
Sunday, September 7,2014
Commentary

Get ready for the symbolic ‘Internet Slowdown’ Sept. 10

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
This Wednesday, Sept. 10, if your favorite website seems to load slowly, take a closer look: You might be experiencing the Battle for the Net's "Internet Slowdown," a global day of grass-roots action.
Wednesday, September 3,2014
Commentary

Your top objective as you set foot on campus this fall

By Alan J. McMillan
Millions of you are on campus for the fall. Some of you are newly minted freshman, and many others are making your return from summer break. Interests, area of study and academic environments vary. BUT, you all share the same No. 1 objective.
Monday, September 1,2014
Commentary

The guns of August bring grim historical perspective

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
In her epic, Pulitzer Prize-winning book "The Guns of August," historian Barbara Tuchman detailed how World War I began in 1914, and how the belligerence, vanity and poor policies of powerful leaders led millions to gory deaths in that four-year conflagration.
Sunday, August 24,2014
Commentary

Branding, networking and syllabus day

By Alex J. McMillan

OK, first day of class and it's time to review the syllabus. A quick lesson:

• Your personal network can change your life/career.

• Building your network is intentional and you have more "networking events" than you recognize.

Sunday, August 24,2014
Commentary

Ghost of Dred Scott haunts the streets of Ferguson, Mo.

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
The ghost of Dred Scott haunts the streets of Ferguson. Thousands have been protesting the police killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. He was due to start college just days after he was shot dead in broad daylight.
Sunday, August 17,2014
Commentary

James Risen, surveillance & Obama’s threat to journalism

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
The Obama administration's espionage case against alleged CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling is expected to come to trial soon, six years after he was indicted. In addition to Sterling, also on trial will be a central pillar of our democratic society: press freedom.
Sunday, August 10,2014
Commentary

Ebola virus: The depressing economics of infection

By Gwynne Dyer
Ebola is a truly frightening disease, with a fatality rate as high as 95 percent (although the death rate in the current outbreak in West Africa is only 55-60 percent). At the moment, it is largely confined to a heavily forested inland area where the borders of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea meet, though cases have already appeared in the capital cities of all three countries.
 
 
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