Category: College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

Record Numbers of College Students Are Seeking Treatment for Depression and Anxiety — But Schools Can’t Keep Up

TIME Dori Hutchinson Not long after Nelly Spigner arrived at the University of Richmond in 2014 as a Division I soccer player and aspiring surgeon, college began to feel like a pressure cooker… Expert quote: A lot of schools charge $68,000 a year. We should be able to figure out how to attend to their whole […]

Trump team bashes China but offers no alternative in African nations

The Hill Kevin Gallagher The now former Secretary of State Tillerson’s talking points for his hastily-arranged trip to Africa last week accused China of fostering dependency, with “opaque contracts, predatory loan practices, and corrupt deals that mire nations in debt,” hurting growth and local employment… Expert quote: “The Trump administration would have a better argument […]

Pompeo’s rise will make Mideast war more likely

The Conversation Gregory Aftandilian The United States Senate has confirmed CIA director Mike Pompeo, the hawkish former Kansas congressman, as secretary of State… Expert quote: “This could unleash a dangerous chain of events in the volatile Middle East. If the U.S. reimposes sanctions on Iran, hard-liners there – who have always opposed the nuclear deal – […]

Sensory aspects of speech linked to language issues in autism

Spectrum Helen Tager-Flusberg Children with autism pay just as much attention to speech that doesn’t match lip movements as to speech in which sight and sound are coordinated, according to a new study… Expert quote: “Blind and deaf children can learn language, so there are likely to be several other mechanisms involved. We know that’s not […]

North Korea Defends Its Nuclear Weapons One Day After It’s Suggested Country May Give Them Up

Newsweek William Keylor North Korea’s state newspaper ran a column defending its nuclear arsenal Wednesday, a day after South Korean envoys indicated that North Korea was interested in “candid talks” with the United States involving possible denuclearization… Expert quote: “Without nuclear weapons, North Korea is a state with a fourth-world economy and no allies, other than […]

Chinese Classic ‘Condor Heroes’ Takes Wing In English

NPR Petrus Liu In 2000, the film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon introduced moviegoers worldwide to superhuman martial artists who could deliver a beatdown while balancing on bamboo or gliding across water… Expert quote: “It’s difficult to overestimate (Jin Yong’s) cultural influence. He turns novels into an encyclopedia of Chinese history, medicine, geography, philosophy, mathematics … Nobody […]