Intellect, Spring 2013

In This Issue

  • Author: Kelly Welsh '05 (M.A.)

    Page: 2

    A lucky few get through childhood and adolescence without dealing, at some point, with bullying. The National Education Association estimates that every day, 60,000 children miss school due to fear of an attack or intimidation.

  • Author: Nicole Katze ‘11 (M.A.)

    Page: 4

    In Mahayana Buddhism, practicing the six paramitas, or six transcendent perfections, is the path to crossing from the shore of suffering to the shore of enlightenment.

  • Author: Nicole Katze ‘11 (M.A.)

    Page: 6

    The question of developing and nurturing successful public schools is one that every person in the education system, from the youngest teachers to the most experienced policy makers, grapple with every day.

  • Author: Kelly Welsh '05 (M.A.)

    Page: 8

    It’s no surprise that oftentimes the one — and only — consideration for consumers when buying a product is cost.

  • Author: Patricia Allen '13 (M.A.)

    Page: 10

    In the fall of 2009, a yearlong course plunged a group of freshman researchers into the uncharted territory of bacteriophages — also called phages — which are constantly evolving viruses that attack bacteria but do not harm people.

  • Author: Nicole Katze ‘11 (M.A.)

    Page: 12

    The research of Aimée Knight, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication studies, focuses on rhetoric and technology and digital composing.

  • Author: Patricia Allen '13 (M.A.)

    Page: 14

    In his introductory essay to Lincoln and Leadership: Military, Political and Religious Decision Making (Fordham University Press, 2012), Civil War historian and Professor of History Randall M. Miller, Ph.D., notes that as biographer David Donald observed, Americans have been trying to “get right with Lincoln” since his death, and predicted that the attempt to do so would continue thereafter.


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