Labor of Love

While enrolled as an undergraduate student at New York University, I attended many classes in the Main Building, home to the NYU College of Arts and Sciences and affectionately known as “CAS.” Main was connected to Brown Building with its many science laboratories, dingy stairwells and labyrinthine hallways. Today, Main is known as “The Silver… Read More Labor of Love

Does Anyone Care About the Unethical Behavior of Our Politicians?

The recent news about the indictment of a Pennsylvania attorney for perjury and the indictment and charges against a Texas state attorney general for securities fraud make for sad commentary. Politicians are elected to serve. Yet it seems they are using their positions of power to enrich themselves and their families. Such instances cause one… Read More Does Anyone Care About the Unethical Behavior of Our Politicians?

Growing Barriers Between Law Enforcement and the Public

While cleaning out some of my older materials, I came across a series of papers I wrote while at the University of California over a quarter century ago. This collection caught my eye because it dealt with the then-nascent issue of policing and the growing barriers between our law enforcement system and the public. The… Read More Growing Barriers Between Law Enforcement and the Public

Adjunct Faculty Participation in Scholarly Activities

Applicants seeking a university faculty appointment should support an active scholarly agenda including journal publications, conference papers and association memberships. In fact, some universities require their adjunct faculty to have a modest but demonstrable evidence of scholarly work. This practice forces adjunct instructors to maintain a scholarly agenda, on their own expense, to keep a… Read More Adjunct Faculty Participation in Scholarly Activities

A Need for Further Intergovernmental Program Collaboration

I recently attended a local government meeting in which program team members were warned not to include clients outside the jurisdiction because of funding source restrictions. The funding was from a federal source. The “do-not-share” message was startling to some in the audience, but others understood. Someone had to deliver this administrative message. At the… Read More A Need for Further Intergovernmental Program Collaboration