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Paul Chen

Pick and choose

"We are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate any error so long as reason is left free to combat it." spoke Thomas Jefferson to William Roscoe in 1820. I am an international student from China, graduating in May.

Defending the liberal arts

Philosophia is the Greek word for philosophy, which means "love of knowledge." Indeed, very few things on earth can be more virtuous than the pursuit of knowledge.

Social security

In the world of cell phones, Facebook, Twitter, text messaging and other superficial networking, building deep personal relationships becomes particularly important because relationships not only preserve our humanity but also help us succeed in life. Closely observe others when you walk across Grounds.

Common fortunes

President Richard Nixon once remarked "If there is anything I want to do before I die, it is to go to China." Thirty years ago, President Nixon and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger fulfilled this vision by visiting the Middle Kingdom.

The first shall be last

To lead, you must serve. Because the University recently chose new student and administrative leaders, it is timely to contemplate about the best ways to lead.

Old school charm

In rules of Civility & Decent Behavior, Mr. George Washington emphasizes that "every action done in company ought to be done with some sign of respect to those that are present." Civility, fundamentally, is a gesture of respect toward others.


"Joe Smith is checking out the new bar in town!!! :)" This is just one of the many status updates that you can find on Facebook or Twitter.

Full-on immersion

Last week, I wrote about ways to learn a language. However, to fully participate in a society, linguistic command is necessary but not sufficient.

Broken barriers

Hello and goodbye were the only two English words that I knew in 2003. After living in Chengdu, China for nearly sixteen years, I immigrated with my family to America.

Greek for all

One of the biggest challenges that international students face is the difficulty of integrating into the mainstream University life.

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