Opinion

From the UN: Prejudice and Discrimination

Dr. Sylvain Ehrenfeld, the IHEU representative to the UN, and Dr. Reba Goodman, member of ECSBC The painful reality of prejudice and discrimination is a global issue. Shiite and Sunni Muslims are killing each other. Anti-Semitism surged nearly 40% in Europe and especially in France. Feeling against gays is high in
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The Orlando Massacre

The tenor of American society has become very shrill and an illness courses through its veins at levels deeper than its idolatrous worship of personal weapons.
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Continuing the Conversation on White Privilege, Part Two

Click here to read Part One A veteran activist, wizened and white, recently gave me this advice: I used to think I needed to understand how black people suffer from racism. I thought, if it’s really that bad, then explain it to me — when it happens, how it works. But then someone asked why […]
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Continuing the Conversation on White Privilege: Part I of II

It was a late Sunday afternoon, business were closing, and I was lost in an unfamiliar region of New Jersey. My smartphone had gotten wet. A wet smartphone is a blindsiding catastrophe for an unprepared, GPS-dependent millennial with no paper map in the car. (I have since bought a map.) While driving up and down
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Everywhere University Final Part

President’s Column July 2015 by Janet Glass In the last column, we reflected on survey results published in Harvard Magazine that revealed that most students taking free online courses are older and have bachelor’s degrees. Online Learning Not Meeting Expectations Even among students who have a bachelor’s degree,
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Everywhere University Part 2

President’s Column June 2015 by Janet Glass I needed to install a toddler car seat in my car. I found out how on YouTube. It was complicated, and I had to replay the video several times. I’m sure I’m not unique in this new way of learning. Last month’s article focused on information like a […]
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Everywhere University

President’s Column May 2015 Janet Glass I teach courses for Rutgers, a New Jersey State University. Last semester I had a student living in Seoul, Korea and one in Saudi Arabia. Rutgers offered the courses online. I like to call this new online learning environment Everywhere University. First, what do I mean by
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Getting our Wishes: Choices at the End of Life

By Richard H Bernstein, MD, FACP Delivered at the Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County, 3/28/15 Opening Words Leon Kass, a University of Chicago ethicist stated: If medicine takes aim at death prevention, rather than at health and relief of suffering, if it regards every death as premature, as a failure of
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Mental Health Update

We were surprised to learn that mental health problems are more common than cancer and heart disease combined. In fact, the World Health Organization predicts that by 2030 more people will be affected by depression than any other health problem. Mental disorders are truly universal and are found in all regions,
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iChildhood

by Janet Glass “Mommy, iPad” “Mommy, iPad,” I heard a toddler say while on a red -eye flight to San Francisco. I woke up and I looked her way. She was maybe a year and a half, not yet speaking in full sentences. Her mom was eager to go back to sleep. She pulled the […]
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