Motivation: an Interview with Dr. Emad Rahim

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Emad Rahim, a genocide survivor with an amazing story about motivation. Between 1975 and 1979, […]

Watch: How to Write a Great Research Paper

Simon Peyton Jones of Microsoft Research gave a guest lecture in 2013, where he explained his method for writing a research paper. While […]

Will Spritz Change the Liberal Arts?

When you sit up late, struggling to finish an interminably long book, you get tired and start reading slower and slower until it […]

7 Tips to Form Relationships in Online Learning

Online learning is, in many ways, more difficult than traditional classroom learning. As an online student, you have to work with your instructors […]

MLA versus APA Format

Once you start college and are given your first writing assignments, you may find that it’s not enough to write well. You must […]

So You Want to Become a Lawyer

I wanted to be a cop. Well, actually when I started college I wanted to be a brain surgeon. Later I was inspired […]

LeVar Burton Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Revive “Reading Rainbow”

On May 28 LeVar Burton launched a Kickstarter campaign to reintroduce Reading Rainbow, his acclaimed television show, to a new generation of children. […]

Read with Your Child

We all remember our favorite book when we were children. Those books were important for our development. In fact, how much we enjoyed […]

Top 10 Tips for Better Writing

If you’ve been away from school for a while, the thought of writing a paper may be scary. Believe it or not, you […]

Bachelor of Arts or Science — What’s the Difference?

You have a world of options when it comes to choosing which degree you want to earn. Maybe you’ve noticed that some degrees […]

Obama Offers Relief from Student Loans

On June 9, 2014, President Obama announced a plan to reduce the burden of student debt. He signed an executive order expanding the […]

Understanding Different Types of Accreditation

When a college or university is accredited, it means that school has been found to meet certain basic requirements for academic quality. Before […]

Forward Thinking

Every day great ideas, advice, and information are discussed around the institution. This knowledge is shared with students, alumni, friends, and faculty, but on a small scale. This blog was created to engage a larger audience, a group of lifelong learners who read, think, and provide valuable feedback. Forward Thinking is meant to be more than a blog; it’s another way of learning – for us and for you.