College Connection
  • Published
    June 27, 2017

    Be more hands-on to make the world a better place

    Photographer Lewis Wickes Hine showed us more than a century ago how to help create positive social change through a humanist approach, Rebecca Lux Soc writes.

  • Published
    June 13, 2017

    Using ‘privilege’ to resist, tear down bias

    We all have a role to play in making the world a better place by acknowledging our privilege and acting with awareness, Elizabeth Powers writes.

  • Published
    May 23, 2017

    Is your professor paid off?

    A troubling campaign from a billionaire’s political group pays professors to parrot political talking points and to use their students as promotional tools, James Cook writes.

  • Published
    April 25, 2017

    Innocence or ignorance doesn’t excuse cultural appropriation

    A recent controversy over a problematic Pepsi commercial shows that we need to engage in meaningful, sometimes necessarily uncomfortable, conversations on racial power, privilege, and appropriation, Elizabeth Powers writes.

  • Published
    April 4, 2017

    Supporting women in science is about encouragement

    Based on the strong showing of female participants at the recent Maine State Science Fair, high schools are on the right track to foster more women in science, Amber Howard writes.

  • Published
    March 28, 2017

    Alternative facts aren’t fake, they’re real

    While the term “alternative fact” has quickly become synonymous in political discussion with a lie or falsehood, a wider view of the debate reveals there aren’t always simple answers in serious conversations, James Cook writes.

  • Published
    March 21, 2017

    No kidding around: Engaging children in political events

    Balancing civic engagement and parenting raises the question of how we should approach children’s engagement in political events, and how we should consider their perspective, safety, comfort and understanding, Elizabeth Powers writes.

  • Published
    March 9, 2017

    ‘Bathroom bills’ reveal right of existing in public space

    Everyone deserves the right to go to school, work, and exist in public spaces, Kimberly Carter writes.

  • Published
    February 28, 2017

    The mortal side of biological immortality

    Our environment and life choices can really impact the rate in which we age, and we need to heed warnings of lifestyle choices that affect aging, Amber Howard writes.

  • Published
    February 8, 2017

    To avoid fake news, forget reputation and go straight to the source

    The shifting of standards of journalism to a more academic model might make it possible for anyone to be a fact-checker, for anyone to determine whether news is fake or real, James Cook writes.