Re: Diversity in Higher Education: How important is it?
The six year period I spent at university was probably the most enjoyable time in my life. Naturally; I was young and everything was new and interesting. Studied lots of diverse subjects, but the bottom-line was that I learned to learn. A quarter century after a nuclear-physics major, I don't have a single explosion or even a split atom to my credit. Hence, the actual content of my training would appear to be inconsequential. Increasingly today there are alternative means to learn to learn. Many students will still require a formalized and structured entry to this learning process. For the others, there is the Internet.
Science and the squishiness of the human mind. The joys of wearing whatever the hell you want, and so much more.
- Why can't we have a human-sized cat tree?
- What would happen if you got a spoonful of a neutron star?
- Why do we insist on dividing our wonderfully complex selves into boring little boxes
Progressive America would be half as big, but twice as populated as its conservative twin.
- America's two political tribes have consolidated into 'red' and 'blue' nations, with seemingly irreconcilable differences.
- Perhaps the best way to stop the infighting is to go for a divorce and give the two nations a country each
- Based on the UN's partition plan for Israel/Palestine, this proposal provides territorial contiguity and sea access to both 'red' and 'blue' America
The closer together we get, the argument goes, the healthier we'll be.
- The more exposed we are to each other, the less surprising a pathogen will be to our bodies.
- Terrorism, high blood pressure, and staffing issues threaten to derail progress.
- Pursuing global health has to be an active choice.
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