Monday, September 28, 2015
The surprise resignation of House Speaker John Boehner caught even the closest DC insiders in the media completely flat-footed. Nobody expected the speaker to walk, even those who were actively trying to get rid of him. One day after he released plans to combat a possible government shutdown and in the same week fulfilled a career-making dream of hosting the Pope in a session of Congress, Boehner, a 24-year congressional veteran announced he’s leaving his post and seat in October.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Participating in business meetings can be stressful, especially if you're new or discussing challenging topics. However, here are five important ways to be prepared and feel confident in a professional meeting. The more prepared you are, the likelier you are to have a successful experience.
Monday, September 21, 2015
There’s no doubt about it, Pope Francis is on a PR tear. Love him or hate him, you probably have a (strong) opinion about this pope … even if you’re not Catholic. Traditionalists bristle at his seeming disregard for certain longtime Catholic traditions and perspectives. Social reformers love his take on … just about everything.
Friday, September 11, 2015
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
There are so many schools of thought about what the collegiate marketplace should look like, there’s really no way to pick a side without picking a fight. Some believe college should be transformative. Some think it ought to prepare students for a vocation, others that any education is best if “well rounded.” The prevailing wisdom holds that highly competitive schools produce the best prospects for students after graduation. So, traditionally, the list of applications to get into these institutions has been much more than actual capacity. Thousands – tens of thousands – get turned away every year.