The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 15, 2019
The day after the 1994 election, which gave Republicans control of the U.S. House of Representatives, Speaker-Elect Newt Gingrich called Rush Limbaugh. “You have helped us overcome the elite media bias,” he
When Bailey Landow ’21 first came to Cornell as a rising high school junior as part of the Cornell Summer College, she became certain of two things: that Cornell would
Cornell Chronicle , 2019
Thanks to scholarships and Cornell alumni, Cornell's Summer College has prepared 56 students from Marble Hill International High School in the South Bronx gain acceptance at colleges and universities over
For over fifty years, Cornell's Adult University (CAU) has been leading adventurous learners around the globe in the company of Cornell university's finest faculty. Passionate about their subjects and with
The Hill, August 27, 2019
Psychology Today, August 26, 2019
Bioethics emerged as a field of study – and a profession – in the 1960s and ‘70s. Responding to Vietnam War “credibility gaps,” civil rights protests for equal rights;
The Florida Courier, August 23, 2019
In 1835, a year before he died at the Alamo, Davy Crockett visited the infamous Five Points section of New York City.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 18, 2019
“There are some things in my Autobiography which may honestly be objected to,” Phineas T. Barnum declared in 1855. But he asked readers — and critics who decried the book
Psychology Today, August 15, 2019
In The Assault on American Excellence, Anthony Kronman, the former dean of Yale Law School and author of Education’s End: Why Our Colleges and Universities Have Given Up On
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, August 11, 2019
Shortly after the Civil War began, Allan Pinkerton offered President Abraham Lincoln his services and those of his 18 employees to spy on Confederate traitors, hand-deliver sensitive White House communications
The Jerusalem Post, July 30, 2019
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 28, 2019
On March 26, 1827, a storm dropped snow and hail on Vienna. Ludwig van Beethoven roused himself, shook his fist at the heavens, muttered “Applause, friends! The comedy is over,” and
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, July 28, 2019
By 1920, a joke about “The Vagabonds” appeared frequently in print and on the vaudeville circuit. A car breaks down in a field, in front of a farmer. Four men
The Florida Courier, July 19, 2019
In the 1890s, millions of Americans became “bicycle crazy.” While horses plodded through city streets, towing a buggy at a gait of around four miles an hour, cyclists could go
The Jerusalem Post, July 14, 2019
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, July 7, 2019
A close friend, Christopher Benfey reveals, warned him not to write a book about Rudyard Kipling. “Don’t you realize,” he said, that the author of “The White Man’s Burden” is
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 25, 2019
Programming is a “pretty cool experience,” Ryan Olson, a lead engineer for Instagram said after observing someone using his product at a climbing gym.
The Florida Courier, June 21, 2019
After he was refused a drink in a posh coffeehouse and bar in January 1871, New Orleans Parish Sheriff Charles St. Albin Sauvinet filed a suit “for the purpose of
The Hill, June 19, 2019
The Jerusalem Post, June 7, 2019
In 73 CE, at a mountain-top fortress in Masada, Flavius Josephus claimed two years later, 967 men, women, and children killed each other and themselves. The last holdouts in
Psychology Today, June 4, 2019
In deriving foundational principles of morality, Immanuel Kant declared, “the ground of obligation must be looked for, not in the nature of man nor in the circumstances in the world
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 26, 2019
Once upon a time, a president of the United States branded his political opponents traitors, pardoned his friends, ignored the will of Congress, inflamed racial tensions, and coarsened political discourse. His opponents
The Florida Courier, May 24, 2019
In 1852, the New York Times sent Frederick Law Olmsted, not yet the iconic architect of city parks, to explore the slave South. Identified in the paper as “Yeoman,” Olmsted,
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, May 17, 2019
The Midwest, according to conventional wisdom, is the quintessential American region. Insulated and isolated, stable and inward-looking, it exemplifies our nation's essence - and exceptionalism - through its people, principles
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 12, 2019
Twenty years after a few dozen elite colleges and universities provided no-loan financial aid packages to students from low-income families, the children of middle- and upper-class parents remain overrepresented in the undergraduate
The Hill, May 10, 2019
Psychology Today, May 9, 2019
In 1952, the House Un-American Activities Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives summoned Elliott Maraniss to Room 740 of the Federal Building in Detroit. Asked about his membership
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 5, 2019
Although he had not yet seen the Ohio territory, the Rev. Manasseh Cutler declared that in addition to unsurpassed natural resources and natural beauty, the region had a unique advantage:
The Florida Courier, May 1, 2019
Developed in 1839, Louis Daguerre’s photographic process, which produced images on silver-coated copper plates, became a staple of consumer culture in the 1840s and ‘50s.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, April 28, 2019
Excluding the terrorists, 2,977 men, women and children died at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pa., on Sept. 11, 2001. Another 6,000 sustained physical injuries; thousands more
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 14, 2019
n 1795, John Adams encouraged his eldest son to develop “the Spirit of a Stoick — a determined Spirit to bear any neglect, any Affront from your Countrymen without resentment.”
The Jerusalem Post, April 12, 2019
On June 8, 1967, during the Six Day War, unmarked jet planes and torpedo boats attacked the USS Liberty, a surveillance ship in international waters off the coast of Egypt.
Psychology Today, April 9, 2019
These days, cute people, animals, and things are ubiquitous. Think Mickey Mouse, the Pokémon monster, E.T., Cabbage Patch Kids, Panda cubs, Jeff Koons’ Balloon Dog, and emojis.
The Florida Courier, April 3, 2019
At the end of the Civil War, Sidney George Fisher, a White gentleman from Philadelphia, declared, “It seems our fate never to get rid of the Negro question.” Although
The Forward, March 31, 2019
In 1981, in an essay titled “Revolutionary Realism and the Struggle for Palestine,” Fred Halliday, a member of the editorial board of the New Left Review, broke with his comrades.
The Jerusalem Post, March 29, 2019
Adam Kirsch, born in 1976 in Los Angeles, the son of a lawyer and biblical scholar, is a prolific poet and literary critic. Kirsch’s reviews and feature articles have appeared
Psychology Today, March 26, 2019
Centuries ago, the philosopher Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz declared that human beings could – and should – make the right inferences from known facts, act accordingly, and thereby end all conflicts,
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 24, 2019
There is no love lost between Donald Trump and Andrew McCabe, the former deputy director (and, briefly, acting director) of the FBI.
Psychology Today, March 19, 2019
Studies indicate that a black driver in an urban area is twice as likely as a white driver to be stopped by a police officer for a vehicle equipment violation.
The Hill, February 25, 2019
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 17, 2019
On Feb. 12, 1946, Sgt. Isaac Woodard, an African-American who had recently been discharged from the U.S. Army, had an altercation with a Greyhound bus driver over his request to
The Florida Courier, February 15, 2019
On June 7, 1892, Homer Plessy, a 29-year-old light-skinned shoemaker, whose family tree contained no enslaved person since 1779, boarded the East Louisiana Railway, and sat in the Whites-only car.
The Florida Courier, February 8, 2019
"Who would choose black, in any capacity except he be held as a salve, and so bound to be obedient and faithful," an affluent white southerner asked.
Psychology Today, February 5, 2019
Polls indicate that more than a third of Americans believe in extraterrestrial life and UFOs. The percentage of believers is much higher among people between the ages of eighteen and twentyfive. And
The Philadelphia Inquirer, February 3, 2019
“If I am wrong,” declared Ron Ablott, the investigator of an apartment fire in a suburb of Los Angeles in which three young children perished, “then everything I have been
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 1, 2019
“There’s a battle for attention going on, for attention to news and politics,” BuzzFeed’s Jane Lytvynenko recently observed. “In that battle, virality often wins, and that really warps the truth.”
The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 20, 2019
The Founding Fathers “are busy being dead,” Joseph Ellis reminds us. That said, he claims that “they still speak to us.” If only we would listen.
The Jerusalem Post, January 11, 2019
Robert Mnookin’s latest work calls to define members of the tribe as those who self-identify as Jews. In the 21st century, the criteria for identifying a Jew remains contested.
The Jerusalem Post, January 4, 2019
Morris Rabishevsky, the protagonist of Button Man, Andrew Gross’s new novel, is a fighter who came up the hard way. Early in the 20th century, after his father died,