Just last month, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Bill 830 and introduced the concept of media literacy to the state. It requires the state Department of Education’s website to list resources on media literacy, including professional development programs for teachers, by July 2019. The bill was inspired by a recent Stanford University study that found… Continue reading On Readership
Parson might have put it best when he wrote that “public housing has never come easily to these United States; nor, for that matter, has the political philosophy behind public housing, social democracy, been an enduring U.S. characteristic.” (ix) Though public housing programs have been, and still are, attempted nationwide, their successes have been influenced… Continue reading In Support of Public Housing
A brief foreword - I was born and raised in Singapore for 18 years. I am ethnically Chinese and grew up in a middle-class family with both parents, grandparents, and two younger sisters who now study in the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Temasek Polytechnic. I attended a Catholic primary school and, later, the… Continue reading Why I’m Leaving Home
Let it be said that “water cooler talk” is possibly one of the worst sorts of talks there could be. You know the “water cooler talk” - what you were up to last weekend, if you watched the game, is that a pair of new shoes? Maybe you got back from a trip to Peru… Continue reading Resist Conformity!
Background For the last year and a half of college, I have had the opportunity to learn and grow as part of the Warren Bennis Scholars program. It is a university-wide initiative offered by the Office of the Provost through the Marshall (Business) School’s Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab, and was named after Dr. Bennis, whose… Continue reading Being a Leader
It is insufficient to simply term oneself an Artist, or to simply pursue art without knowing where to go with it and why one does it. Some say great art is created in periods of unrest, and perhaps there are many who are now as excited as they are anxious about the cusp of an… Continue reading Guiding Principles for the Artist
The role of the public intellectual in society is a discussion one would hardly hear these days. For those unfamiliar with the term, Alice Gregory of the New York Times provides the following definition: “A public intellectual is someone whose opinions help to set the moral and aesthetic standards of her time; she draws fault… Continue reading The Anti-Americanism of Noam Chomsky