| May 11, 2012
| 3:05 PM
This is the time of year for graduations. High school graduates are out looking for jobs or making plans for more schooling. College graduates are trying to get located so they can begin their careers. The question of the day is, "What are you going to do...
| May 13, 2012
It's the time of year when spirited young women and men graduate from the joyous, beer-soaked, afternoon-napping-allowed world of college and enter the soul-crushing, coffee-soaked, afternoon-napping-frowned-upon world of work.
I kid, of course —...
| Oct 10, 2012
Is the U.S. Supreme Court's doomsday clock ticking for racial preferences? Maybe, but states that already ban race-based admissions show how you can build diversity by other means.
First, let's define terms. As with the abortion debate and other moral...
| May 28, 2012
| 8:29 AM
Commencement season is the college equivalent of the White House Correspondents' Dinner.
Institutions from the Ivy League to the local community college scramble to lure the shiniest star they can to their podiums on graduation day. And the match-ups...
| May 22, 2012
| 9:55 PM
Members of the Class of 2012,
As a former secretary of labor and current professor, I feel I owe it to you to tell you the truth about the pieces of parchment you're picking up today.
Well, not exactly. But you won't have it easy....
| Nov 5, 2012
| 6:25 AM
A new class of students will put on their hard-earned white jackets and high hats this week as Second Helpings graduates its 69th class.
Second Helpings focuses on "rescuing" food, finding ways to use and donate food that otherwise would have been...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 9:55 PM
DEAR JOYCE: I just graduated with a bachelor's degree in sports management, which included an internship the last semester. I can't get a job in this incredibly hard-to-enter industry. One of my professors suggested that I look into getting an MBA, but I'...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 11:55 AM
Eddie Lovelace's symptoms were subtle at first, almost imperceptible -- a headache now and then, a little dizzinessin the first week of September.
A healthy 78-year-old circuit court judge in Albany, Kentucky, Lovelace didn't want to go to the doctor,...
| Sep 3, 2012
Parents are often told — by magazines, television news shows and Oprah — that they are doing things wrong.
Don't give kids regular milk; give them organic or they'll turn into mutant cow people. Don't use plastic cups, they contain BPA, which...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 9:55 PM
DEAR JOYCE: After graduating from high school nearly four years ago, I'm now serious about earning a four-year college degree. But I don't want to go to debtor's prison to do it so I know I'll be working jobs while studying. How long should I expect my...
| Jun 3, 2012
| 6:58 PM
At one point in Andrew Hinderaker's fascinating new play, "I Am Going to Change the World," a character observes that most people would not get out of bed in the morning if they actually knew how their lives were going to turn out.
For most of us, one...