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On Feb. 7, Governors State University hosted a forum for candidates running in the special primary for Congressional District 2, Jesse Jackson Jr.’s former seat.
In December, the 7th U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Illinois could no longer sustain a complete ban on the public carrying of concealed weapons. Judicious as that ban was, it could not withstand the court’s ruling. As a result, the Illinois General Assembly must develop legislatio…
During this Thanksgiving weekend, I can imagine several dinner table conversations about college plans. I would not be surprised by pressure on next year’s college freshmen to declare an undergraduate major before indulging in the pumpkin pie.
This summer I was invited to Prague to serve as a featured speaker at an international conference entitled, “New Horizons in Education.” I did not use state funds for this trip. The conference organizers paid all expenses for two Governors State University colleagues and for me because those…
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Online courses are becoming an important higher education learning component
Never before in the history of the planet has information been more readily available. With the click of a mouse, we can find answers to almost any question. When the questions are simple and factual, the Internet is a useful resource. But when the questions are more complex, we cannot depen…
Even with the one-day reprieve thanks to April 15 falling on a Sunday this year, the date itself reminds us of one of the two unwelcome and inevitable parts of life — taxes. But as we write the checks, it is important to remember some of the benefits we receive in exchange for this required …
2012 dawns bright for Governors State University, the regional public university for Chicago's Southland. As I complete my fifth year as president, GSU is establishing itself as a model 21st century public university.
On one rare and beautiful Sunday morning, as we sat on our deck enjoying a relaxing brunch, my husband commented on the delicious qualities of the zucchini omelet: "You're wasting your time as a university president," he said. "We should open a bed and breakfast."
At the conclusion of the 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, James McHenry, one of Maryland's delegates, stopped Benjamin Franklin as he left Independence Hall.
January is the traditional time for resolutions. Most of us aim our pledges of self-improvement at the body — eating a more healthful diet, exercising, getting more rest. I would like to make a few suggestions for New Year's resolutions aimed at improving the mind:
My 5-year-old granddaughter, Annabelle, loves bubble baths, and her favorite game is to pretend that she is the proprietor of a coffee shop that makes the best cappuccino in town. As she scooped bubbles into a plastic cup and served the cappuccino to her Granddad, he asked her, "How did you …
Systems engineer, Cubs and Phillies center-fielder, columnist, author, ESPN commentator, GSU honorary degree recipient, Doug Glanville had an important message for Governors State University graduates at the February 2010 commencement. "Dream big," he said, "but also dream many."
How do we combat the Great Recession? How do we revitalize metropolitan areas in the United States to confront new economic realities? The answer is higher education.
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