From the Dean: School’s Back in Session: Time to “Un”learn

2019-11-08T14:03:30-08:00

At the beginning of every school year, it is customary to talk about the exciting learning opportunities students will have as they drink in knowledge from the courses prepared for them by their teachers and professors. Students buy books to read; they purchase notebooks to fill up with new information; and, they order new computers or tune-up old ones to cruise the web for data about all kinds of things that they will use in papers, class presentations or group projects. Learning makes us wiser and happier people; it makes us better friends, parents, citizens, and consumers, and more productive [...]

From the Dean: School’s Back in Session: Time to “Un”learn2019-11-08T14:03:30-08:00

From the Dean: Protecting Our Children from America’s Political Chaos

2019-08-01T14:54:05-07:00

August 2, 2019 Now that the Democratic primary debates have begun, the United States is formally into its next national election cycle. Two things will happen over the next 15 months – the nation will experience our democracy at its best, and we will witness our humanity at its worst. As parents and grandparents, we need to make sure our children understand and are inspired by the former, and are only minimally influenced by the latter. Politics has always been an anxiety-producing blood sport for adults. But, as our growing political divisions have seeped into our family systems, and our [...]

From the Dean: Protecting Our Children from America’s Political Chaos2019-08-01T14:54:05-07:00