Tag: academics

Changing the Capstone Program
Opinions, Column

Changing the Capstone Program

“They seem, to me, the exact sort of class that ought to be taken pass/fail, so that the obsequiousness encouraged by the obsession with grades can be put aside for once, giving students the chance to speak without the normal consequences of expressing unformed thoughts.”

Analyzing Adderall on Campus
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Analyzing Adderall on Campus

“I caution anyone against viewing ADHD medication as a cure-all for their academic and other problems. I just hope to promote an environment where we don’t have to stay hyper-focused constantly. It’s okay to just chill out sometimes.”

Education Through Confrontation
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Education Through Confrontation

“In a world dictated by safe spaces and trigger warnings, it isn’t difficult to imagine how we might lose the courage to confront our mistakes and thereby lose the crucial opportunity to learn from them.”

Person Of The Year

Momentum Award: Robin Fleming

While field archaeologists dig and lab rats perform scientific analyses, Fleming—whether foraging through filthy and disorganized storerooms or lecturing in a classroom at Boston College-is fleshing out the stories that unearthed materials alone can’t tell.

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