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Water: A Privilege or Right?

Water: A Privilege or Right?

What exactly is the impetus to make government change or suspend daily functions to address an emergency? What specifically determines the type of response and commitment a community receives from…

Fending Off Administrative Evil

Fending Off Administrative Evil

During the past year, several scandals shined the light on higher education in the State of Illinois. Scandals like these rightly raise the taxpayers’ ire. From the perspective of administrative…

Why Government Needs More Enterprise-Focused Mobile Apps

Why Government Needs More Enterprise-Focused Mobile Apps

According to a report from the IBM Center for the Business of Government, the U.S. federal government has released nearly 300 mobile apps for citizens. These apps range from general…

Complexity of Middle Management in Governmental Organizations

Complexity of Middle Management in Governmental Organizations

Managing governmental organizations can be more complex compared to the private sector. Not that managing private organizations are simple. However, the intricacies of multifaceted populations involved in government administration burgeons…

Combating Cyber Terrorism: The New War on Terror

Combating Cyber Terrorism: The New War on Terror

Computer security has been a prominent issue within the United States over the past decade. With international and domestic adversaries attempting to destroy our virtual blueprint, it is inevitable that…

Lessons from Athletics

Lessons from Athletics

We have just completed the collegiate football season, are near the end of the professional football season, and soon will have “March Madness” for the collegiate basketball season. Managers can…

Reducing the Risks of Catastrophic Wildfires through Collaboration

Reducing the Risks of Catastrophic Wildfires through Collaboration

Years of extensive wildland fire suppression in the Southwest left many forests with unnaturally high levels of materials that fuel forest fires, like dense undergrowth and thick litterfall. This has…

U.S. Organ Donation Efforts Produce Record-Breaking Year

U.S. Organ Donation Efforts Produce Record-Breaking Year

Ever since the first successful organ transplant in 1954, there has been both a surplus of individuals needing an organ transplant and a shortage of organs available for donation. Today,…

The Spratly Islands

The Spratly Islands

When I was a Fulbright professor in Nanjing, China, I watched a lot of Channel 9. Channel 9 (CCTV) is a 24-hour news broadcast operated by the government. Soon I…

Keeping an Eye toward Racial Justice

Keeping an Eye toward Racial Justice

As we celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the social movement he inspired, the struggle for racial equality remains a harsh reality in American society. More than…

Campus Safety and Emergency Response

Campus Safety and Emergency Response

As a retired police officer that transitioned to higher education, I view the unique challenge of school safety as a balance between fostering an open, safe environment for the exchange…

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