The Role of the Retired President
by Martin Goldstein, Professor of Political Science
Most of us contemplate, at one time or another, what we will do when we retire. Perhaps
we will develop a new hobby or pursue an old one with renewed vigor. Or maybe we will
decide to volunteer for worthy causes. Many of us will follow our professional calling,
but at a reduced level. Another option — enjoying unstructured leisure time — also
sounds appealing. Read more ...
Peeling Away the Many Layers of Jeannette Walls
by Dr. Angela Corbo, Assistant Professor of Communications Studies
Family interactions have the power to warm the heart or stir unresolved issues. We share some of life’s greatest,most devastating, and even mundane experiences with our family. If we are honest with ourselves, we may recall a “family drama” that left a crease on the heart or character-building scar on our flesh. Family communication is an integral component of developing the interdependent concepts of self and others. We learn how to make sense of our interpersonal relationships with one another in our formative years. Read more ...