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The model of higher education today rests on a system created in the Middle Ages, when knowledge was highly concentrated in a few places and in a few hands. It has evolved only slowly over the centuries. more
When the bubonic plague struck England in 1665, a young pastor convinced the people of his village to self-quarantine in an effort to prevent the infection from spreading to neighboring towns. The story of that time became “Year of Wonder” . . . more
Last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation appropriating $40 million to help fight COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. That was excellent news. Buried in the legislation, however, were troubling provisions . . . more
How often do we hear that the most important thing in life is good health? That truth has been driven home by the coronavirus . . . more
While there are many women advancing in the corporate world, the political world lags far behind when it comes to women advancing into high office. I have mixed feelings about Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s political style, but . . . more
Last week I had dinner with Jack, an old friend. We’ve known each other for 30 years, and he was my friend by extension, since his wife and I were best buddies for decades. She died about eight years ago. more
There’s no polite way to say it: The ban on plastic shopping bags that took effect on Sunday is just plain dumb. The law, the New York State Bag Waste Reduction Act . . . more
Aman walks into a publishing house. It isn’t the first place he’s gone to peddle his first novel. In fact, he has solicited numerous publishers around town . . . more
I’ve resisted writing about the Democratic presidential primary, lest readers interpret my criticism of a candidate as an endorsement of Donald Trump. It isn’t. That being said . . . more
Oscar Wilde’s frequently quoted adage “No good deed goes unpunished” can easily be applied to New York state’s recently enacted bail reform law, which ends bail for misdemeanor and low-level felony crimes considered nonviolent. The State Legislature’s intent may have been good . . . more
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