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How (if ever) can Democrats reoccupy the White house?

Guest Editorial – OP/ED FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – The first several months of Donald Trump’s presidency have been riddled with poor decisions, false starts, and miscalculations. At first glance, these errors, combined with his current low standing in public opinion polls, suggest a high level of vulnerability for the president…


Public “Schools of Hope” Could be Anything But

Guest Editorial – Op/Ed Public “Schools of Hope” Could be Anything But As Florida’s legislative session continues in Tallahassee, a whirlwind of dangerous and reactionary changes to our public schools have been proposed.  Chief among these is the ill-advised rush to effective privatization of our public schools via charter schools….


Time for a change of course by Trump on climate – Guest Editorial

Guest Editorial/Op-Ed Fort Lauderdale/Davie, FL – President Trump has proposed a budget and signed a set of executive orders that essentially force all federal agencies and departments to abandon ongoing climate research. They also require a reassessment of all federal programs and requirements to slow the rate of climate disruption,…


Mothers’ Day Holds Special Meaning for Moms who Study with Their Kids at NSU

Most people don’t have the opportunity to get college degrees alongside their children, but that’s exactly what Damaris Hall and Naghmen Taherian are doing here at NSU. Damaris Hall is graduating with her master’s in National Security Affairs, from NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences alongside her son James…


Let’s Take Time to Thank our Teachers!

Guest Editorial / Op-Ed FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – When you look back on your life and see who the most influential people that helped shape you into the person you are today were, for many of us, a teacher or two makes that list. After all, outside of our parents or…


The Trump Administration’s Budget Proposal is Based on False Premise–Guest Editorial

Fort Lauderdale/Davie, FL – The most drastic cut in President Donald Trump’s recently released budget outline is to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the agency tasked by law with setting and enforcing national standards to limit water, air, and land pollution; conducting scientific research to protect our health and the…


Keep College Campuses Safer, NO GUNS! – Guest Editorial

Guest Editorial/Op-Ed   Fort Lauderdale/Davie, Fla. – It’s the greatest fear any educational leader has – a shooting on campus. All too often we are witnessing weapons-related tragedies across the United States. While many people couch the debate on the merits of the Second Amendment, which does call for “a…


A Peacebuilding Response to the Rise of “Trumpism”

GUEST EDITORIAL – OP/ED   This is a presidential election cycle like we’ve never seen before. One person – Donald Trump – has ascended the ranks of his party not by calling for unity and focusing on what brings us together, but by espousing racism, incivility and divisiveness. Critics of…


INTOLERANCE IS TO BLAME

GUEST EDITORIAL – OP/ED   FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – The Orlando nightclub shooting was an act of terrorism committed by an Islamic extremist. To argue anything to the contrary is lunacy. Many are making the assumption that he was gay and they are rationalizing his violent act as a consequence…


May is Mental Health Month – Good Mental Health Starts Early

GUEST EDITORIAL / OP-ED How appropriate that May is Mental Health Month.  We call the first of the month “May Day,” which also happens to be the international distress call. The origin of “mayday” as a call for help is French: m’aidez (which is Anglicized as “mayday”) means “help me”…


Diagnosing autism lags in some communities

April is Autism Awareness Month and the United Nations has designated April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day, with this year’s theme “Inclusion and Neurodiversity.” As a way to continue awareness for autism, we at NSU will be wearing blue on April 4 to recognize World Autism Awareness Day and…


Interprofessional education and patient involvement essential in health care

GUEST EDITORIAL FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Six years after the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law (March 23, 2010), America is still adapting to health care reform. Whether one agrees with the legislation or not, one thing we should all agree on is that health professionals…


Through NSU, Our Community Will Realize Its Full Potential

  Since Nova Southeastern University was founded more than 50 years ago, helping our students, faculty, staff and community realize their potential has been the foundation of our mission. We’ve re-dedicated ourselves to that commitment through Realizing Potential: The Campaign for Nova Southeastern University. On Saturday, January 30, we were…


FINDING NEW PLANETS AND STUDYING THE UNIVERSE – WHY IT MATTERS AND WHAT IT MEANS

GUEST EDITORIAL / OP-ED   FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Imagine believing something about yourself for many years. You’re comfortable, even confident, in who you are. Then imagine one day waking up to have others tell you “not so fast, you may not be who you think you are.” Your whole…


Should the Paris Attacks Summon a Western Invasion to Crush ISIS?

GUEST EDITORIAL – OP/ED   Should last month’s Paris attacks summon a Western invasion to crush the Islamic State? Unfortunately, yes. The goal of the Islamic State is to establish a global caliphate (religious state) with its capital being in Jerusalem and satellite offices in Washington, Rome, Tehran and Paris….


Helping Children Deal with and Understand Mass Shootings

GUEST EDITORIAL – OP/ED   FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. –They have become all too common on the nightly news – incidents of mass shootings. And in today’s world of instant information, word of these tragedies reach our children like never before. That’s why it’s important that parents know how to address…


NSU President Calls for Discussion to Only Allow Licensed Law Enforcement Professionals to Have Weapons on Campus

GUEST EDITORIAL   FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – First of all, I would like to point out that I am neither a registered Republican nor Democrat but registered as “No Party Affiliation” (NPA) or what many call an independent voter. It is, therefore, in that vein that I wish to be…


STUDENT DEBT A CONCERN

  FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Student loan debt is of great concern to me as President of Nova Southeastern University (NSU), as I am sure it is to all college and university presidents. At NSU we do everything to keep tuition as low as possible and offer the quality education…


THE LACK OF AMERICAN NATIONAL SECURITY – Op-Ed

GUEST EDITORIAL – OP/ED     FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – We are living in a frightening time and our elected officials and presidential candidates must start taking our national security more seriously. ISIS wants to eliminate us. Russia is remilitarizing itself and threatening our NATO allies. China is expanding its…


Here, There and Everywhere – Lifelong Learning

GUEST EDITORIAL / OP-ED FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – “Here, There and Everywhere” – while famously known as the title of a Beatles song, it is also the trend that is taking off relative to the world of retirement pursuits. Such pursuits were once mahjongg, bridge, golf, tennis, health and self-help…


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