Category: Feature Articles

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Using Data Might Help Reform Pre-Trial Detention Processes Editor’s note: The following is an abridged article based on an Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences presentation. Pre-trial detention is both costly and often disproportionately leveraged against minorities and those with lower socio-economic means. Courts nationwide are looking to algorithms to determine whether a defendant should be …

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COLLEGE IMPLEMENTS INITIATIVES TO SUPPORT VETERANS PURSUING A BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN NURSING Instructional faculty member Susan Piper looked pained as she discussed issues concerning veterans during a presentation at Excelsior College in February 2018. The issues hit close to home. As a soldier and a nurse, she had seen firsthand how PTSD had affected her …

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THREE CASES SHOW HOW GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH HELPS REVEAL AN INDIVIDUAL’S TRUTH Genealogical professionals approach and solve difficult identity inquiries by thoroughly dissecting, analyzing, and reassembling complex genealogical problems. They gather evidence, evaluate and analyze records, and report the findings of these problems. As the following three examples illustrate, there can be surprising applications of genealogical …

A glimpse at some popular course offerings and what students like about them BUS 323 | BUSINESS ETHICS Students explore the nature of ethical business environments, from ethics theory and personal values to the impacts of organizational culture within the private and public sector. Students gain a deeper understanding of how ethical principles relate to …

Oftentimes the link between a student and Excelsior is a friend, co-worker, brother, sister, advisor in a military education office or at a community college, supervisor, spouse, or even a parent who earned a degree from the College and suggested their offspring do the same. EMILY RILEY ’16 When Emily Riley was preparing to attend …

Graduate finds rewarding career behind the scenes at the Smithsonian The halls of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History are quiet. Nelson Torres passes by the elephant standing impressive in the rotunda. He glances toward the Hall of Mammals, knowing that Smithsonian staff has made sure each of the exhibits is open and safe; …