Month: March 2018

Faculty Focus: Michael Johnson on Leadership

Some people in the Excelsior College community know Michael Johnson as the associate dean of technology in the School of Business & Technology. Others know him as a two-time graduate of the College. Still, others know him as the instructor of the leadership course in the MBA program. Johnson has been teaching BUS 552: Leadership …

alumni working together to clean up highway litter

We invite you to take part in an event to make a difference in your community. Excelsior Cares is a movement of USNY, Regents, and Excelsior alumni nationwide performing acts of service within their own communities. Individual service projects take place during the month of April to coincide with the College’s charter day on April 9. …

stacks of quarters being saved for college

On March 15, 2018, the National League for Nursing (NLN) Foundation announced it is offering scholarships of up to $8,000 to nurses pursuing an advanced degree in an accredited program. Excelsior College’s School of Nursing is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. The NLN’s mission is to build a strong and diverse …

why we overeat perspectives on nutrition feature

There is increased awareness in American society that the food that we eat en masse is not necessarily good for us. For too many Americans, however, poorer socioeconomic circumstances and neighborhood constraints combine to frustrate or outright block eating healthily. As a result, obesity is on the rise in America. This phenomenon is covered in …

Research shows that while on the job, law enforcement officers are physiologically experiencing a “bipolar effect.”  While on shift, their bodies are in “fight or flight mode” akin to being in a manic state. However, when they come off shift they come “down,” akin to the depression state of bipolarism. The expected result of this …

gavel and scales of justice

Note: The following is an abridged article based on an Academy of Criminal Justices Sciences presentation Pre-trial detention is both costly and often is disproportionately leveraged against minorities and those with lower socio-economical means. Courts nationwide are looking to algorithms to determine whether a defendant should be detained pending trial. The goal of using algorithms is …

african american woman shopping for fresh vegetables at farmers market

Students juggling school, jobs, and families have limited time and resources to think about healthy eating. But healthy eating doesn’t have to be time-consuming or expensive! Here are a few tips that I give to my students on how to eat healthy without breaking the bank:  Visit a Farmer’s Market Take a weekly trip to …

The halls of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History are quiet. Nelson Torres, a 1997 BS in Liberal Arts graduate, passes by the elephant standing impressive in the rotunda. He is behind the scenes, in the shadows, but he helps ensure all the Smithsonian museums are accessible and ready for the public. Torres is …

police car and sirens

A question that is asked of virtually every police candidate at their job interview is, “Why do you want to be a law enforcement (police) officer?” The answers are somewhat similar; generally something to the effect of, “Because I want to help people,” or “I want to make society a safer and better place”, etc. …