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4 key challenges facing America in the 21st Century

4 key challenges facing America in the 21st Century

Technological innovations permeate nearly every facet of society and are changing the shape of major institutions such as computing infrastructure, the criminal justice system, the economy and the educational system. For each major change, ethical and accountability questions come to the forefront of discussion among public advocates, legislators and citizens. All parties agree that newfound […] … learn more→

Higher Education: Identifying the senior team

There are big changes coming in American higher education. College and university governance must accommodate these changes and shape rather than be shaped by them. The changes reflect both the simple reality that the financing structure doesn’t work and that external forces will impose new challenges and opportunities upon senior leadership. What steps can college […] … learn more→

Lessons From Fukushima

Prior to March 11, 2011, Japan was held up as a paragon for preparedness. They had a national readiness plan, regular disaster drills and strong civic engagement. But in the face of an unprecedented 9.0 earthquake, massive tsunami, and a nuclear accident at the Fukushima-Daiichi power plant, the country experienced a host of challenges—many that […] … learn more→

For sake of our children, \’think small and dream big\’ to be more sustainable

\”Why sustainability? The challenges we face are many, they\’re daunting, and everyone needs to help. We all need to be leaders,\” said Mike Hoffmann, director of the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station (CUAES) in Ithaca and associate dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, during his keynote address at the President\’s Sustainable Campus […] … learn more→