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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Gets Real About The American Dream

And calls out the "Kim Kardashian phenomenon."<p>In his commencement speech at Drew University on Saturday, all-time leading NBA scorer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar challenged students to reimagine the American dream.<p>Abdul-Jabbar, who retired from the NBA after 20 seasons in 1989 and has since written 11 …

Emotional photo reveals Haitian West Point grad's American dream

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you need proof that triumph can have many faces, look no further than this stunning photo of recent West Point graduate Alix Idrache.<p>Idrache graduated and became a second lieutenant along with more than 950 of his classmates Monday. Amidst the pomp and circumstance, an Army Staff …

Why We're Hardwired to Believe in the American Dream

Despite the deteriorating health of the American dream, many still feel just as strongly about it.<p>In a Pew Research Center survey, 64 percent of respondents said most people can get ahead if they are willing to work hard, while 33 percent said hard work is no guarantee of success.<p>The ability to …

Opinion: Keep the American Dream alive by returning to its original meaning

This is the July 4th weekend when Americans take to the road, watch fireworks, and fire up their grills. Maybe they’ll give a passing thought to the …

2 Tips for Google Docs: Beautiful Existing Templates & How to Create Your Own

Google Docs is a powerful collaboration tool available to all CI faculty and students, branded as CI Docs. CI Docs is part of the DolphinPod suite of …

13 Useful Websites That Every College Student Should Not Miss

There’s a dark side to the conveniences of the Digital Age. With smartphones that function like handheld computers, it has become increasingly …

21 Things Education Leaders Should Do Right Now

<b>The Real Work</b><p>It may be that when we no longer know what to do<p>we have come to our real work,<p>and that when we no longer know which way to go<p>we have begun our real journey.<p>The mind that is not baffled is not employed.<p>The impeded stream is the one that sings.<p>--Wendell Berry<p>Being an education leader is …

Time for NFL to end use of cheerleaders

The NFL was praised for hiring Jen Welter as an assistant coach with the Cardinals and Sarah Thomas as a referee.<p>Promoting women into prominent roles in major sports leagues is a positive move, especially in a league like the NFL that for too long has held antiquated views about women.<p>But despite …

5 tips to getting a great GPA (it's not too late)

Getting into college is so competitive that just applying can seem like the bulk of the battle. However, it’s only the beginning. Good grades are needed not just to get into school and obtain a diploma, but also to receive job offers after graduation. For many students, maintaining good grades is …

12 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

You can learn nearly anything online -- easily and for free.<p>We all know that the internet is full of ways to waste time. From adorable animal pictures, to silly gifs and yet another scroll through social media, our online lives can sometimes feel like one useless (if stress relieving) time suck.<p>But …

21 Grab-And-Go Teaching Tools For Your Classroom

<b>21 Grab-And-Go Teaching Tools For Your Classroom</b><p>by <b>Lynn Usrey</b><p>Every teacher wants to be able to make his or her classroom environment the optimum place …

Courts, states put death penalty on life support

<i>Update: Since this story was originally published, Frazier Glenn Cross has been sentenced to death. The death penalty is being sought for Dylann Roof in South Carolina. Richard Glossip, who was to be executed Sept. 30, got a last-minute stay from Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin.</i><p>MIDLAND, Texas - If there …

Harvard linguist points out the 58 most commonly misused words and phrases

In his latest book, "The Sense of Style," Harvard cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker explores the most common words and phrases that people stumble over.<p>The book is like a modern version of Strunk and White's classic "The Elements of Style," but one based on linguistics and updated for …

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