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Dear Columbus: A Love Letter to The City

Robin Goldstein Robin Goldstein Dear Columbus: A Love Letter to The City

Dear Columbus, Although you’re not the place where I grew up, I have found myself homesick for you. You are the one who taught me that there is life outside of New York. You are the one who taught me that the speed of life can slow down a little bit, yet still be active, […]

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Next: The Future of Wikipedia

David Staley David Staley Next: The Future of Wikipedia

Wikipedia has hit middle age, it would seem. The crowd-sourced encyclopedia, started in 2001, had 50,000 active editors per month by 2007, but has since dwindled to around 30,000. Some of this was to be expected: like many other phenomena, continued exponential growth was probably a fantasy. But Wikipedia’s decline in activity over the last […]

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Opinion: Team Clinton might as well capitalize on Ohio lawsuit

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Opinion: Team Clinton might as well capitalize on Ohio lawsuit

Once upon a time, there existed in Ohio something called the “Golden Week;” a period before Election Day during which citizens were able to register and vote on the same day. “Golden Week” no longer exits in Ohio, but a federal lawsuit filed last month aims to bring it back, as well as reverse several […]

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Next: The Future of Work and Employment

David Staley David Staley Next: The Future of Work and Employment

It seems curious that there are bartenders on the Star Trek Enterprise. In that future utopia, poverty and want have been eliminated on Earth. Technology, in the form of the replicator, allows anyone to synthesize any material object they may want. Freed from economic necessity, we are told that people can explore their interests, expand […]

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Opinion: The Real Lesson From Joseph Gergley’s Tweets

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Opinion: The Real Lesson From Joseph Gergley’s Tweets

Graduation season is winding down and thousands of Millennials in Central Ohio are searching for jobs that are often hard to come by. Many of these kids have been taught over and over again by parents and teachers to watch what they post on social media, for an unwise status update or a wayward tweet […]

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Next: The Informal Future of Higher Education

David Staley David Staley Next: The Informal Future of Higher Education

Over the next 15 years, I anticipate that we will see fewer people attending bricks-and-mortar colleges and universities, and more people will seek out informal learning opportunities, especially as education is delivered through digital platforms. Megan Husted has recently written a piece for the New York Times titled “The Church of TED.” TED, with its […]

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Idea Forge: Ohio Small Businesses Agree It’s Time to Enact Workplace Non-Discrimination Law

Michaela Hahn Burriss Michaela Hahn Burriss Idea Forge: Ohio Small Businesses Agree It’s Time to Enact Workplace Non-Discrimination Law

On Thursday, April 9, Small Business Majority, Forge Columbus and Equality Ohio are partnering with Bexley Councilmember Deneese Owen to host a listening session about workplace non-discrimination ordinances and the importance of implementing a policy at the state level. Workplace equality and inclusiveness have been hot topics lately, and while cities like Columbus and Cincinnati […]

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