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Acting Up in Syracuse

by Meg Gutman Klosko When her children or grandchildren would act up, my mother-in-law used to say that it is children who cause mental illness in their parents and not vice versa. Those of us who are parents or who have taken on…

Not Making the Cut

by Shari Dinkins For months I was afraid. I had sent in my application materials to the campus and now I waited. And waited. And waited. Truth was I was in love with that campus. I had worked there for three, almost four years. I had worked…

Pilfering Epidemic

by Shari Dinkins When we find supplies or equipment missing on campus, our immediate thought is: students. The response is so basic, so quick that we may not access the rational part of our brains. Odd true story: at one state university,…