Tag Archives: academia

Don’t Worry About college Until High School

Your child will probably get into college even if they haven’t become the best violin player in your time zone by second grade. Parents may try to convince you otherwise, but only because someone already convinced them. Childhood and adolescence are times … Continue reading

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Graded with Grace

My son’s blue eyes sparkled with excitement as he showed me a paper he had brought home from school. It was a math test, marked with a red star and a grade of 100 percent. As we looked at the … Continue reading

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Pharmaceutical Sciences

When Maha Haq’s mother caught her smoking marijuana as a teenager, it changed her life forever. “My mom is a clinical researcher, an academic, so she told me I had to present a defense of why I was smoking,” Haq … Continue reading

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Burned a bridge and now need a reference

I screwed up at my last job. We were working from home because of coronavirus and I was unable to adjust. Also, I had a mild freak-out due to personal issues. In a moment of panic, I quit without giving … Continue reading

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Excerpt from a Career Journal: Thoughts of a 20 Something

In a small discussion group for a course on racism… What were your first experiences recognizing your own racial/ethnic identity? What did you learn about people of racial, socio-economic class, or gender groups other than your own? I remember my … Continue reading

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