The Fulbright Decision

The Fulbright decision came through on Tuesday, and it was not the one I was hoping to read: “Dear Ms. Furlong, “The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board has asked the Institute of International Education to inform you that you have not been selected for an award for the 2016-17 Fulbright U.S. Student Program.” When I read the first line, …

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Pride or Humility?

Amish have received many exemptions for their religious beliefs over the years — from compulsory education, from child labor laws, from installing fire alarm in their homes, and from paying social security taxes and health insurance to name a few.  They have been granted these and other exemptions partly because their culture is perceived by many to be a model …

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