Op Ed

The Danger of Fear

The Danger of Fear

Laura Sellmansberger, Contributing Editor The recent ISIS-led terrorist attacks in Paris killed 130 people and injured more than 350. The attackers indiscriminately shot at innocent people who had left their homes that evening to enjoy music, food, and each other’s company. These barbaric attacks were coordinated with an unprecedented level […]

 
 

Hurting Not Helping: The Fallacy of the Republican Aim to Defund Planned Parenthood

Hurting Not Helping: The Fallacy of the Republican Aim to Defund Planned Parenthood

Mona Saleh, Guest Contributor The past few months have shown that virtually every GOP candidate is opposed to abortion services on some grounds. This year has been witness to not only a presidential campaign but also a smear campaign against women’s health services. Planned Parenthood was, of course, the fitting […]

 
 

Transgender in the US Prison System

Transgender in the US Prison System

Saye Joseph, Staff Writer Laverne Cox AKA Sophia Burset in “Orange is the New Black,” received an opportunity that many transgender offenders only hope for: the freedom to define their own gender. However, for many trans women, the reality is placement in a men’s prison, rather than in a women’s prison […]

 
 

Don’t Axe the Cadillac Tax

Don’t Axe the Cadillac Tax

Adam Striar, Staff Writer As we descend into the depths of another Presidential campaign, it should be surprising to exactly no one that Republicans have begun to vocalize their opposition to the “Cadillac” tax, which offends both their hatred of all things Obamacare and their general anti-tax dogma. What is […]

 
 

The Synergy of Public-Private Partnerships

The Synergy of Public-Private Partnerships

View image | gettyimages.com Drew Yukelson, Guest Contributor My decision to leave the private sector was deliberate and intentional. The disillusionment I felt was grounded in the profit driven motives that guided decision-making, often times not in the direction of Moral North, and the false promises and narratives perpetuated through […]

 
 

Writing for the Wagner Review–the Best Choice You’ll Make All Year

Writing for the Wagner Review–the Best Choice You’ll Make All Year

View image | gettyimages.com Stephanie Henning Chances are you’re not going to grow up to be Angelina Jolie. I’m sorry, I know that hurts. But if you really wanted to be a movie star, you should have applied to Tisch. You can, however, get one step closer stardom and Angelina […]

 
 

Increasing Efficiency in Healthcare by Improving Clinical Documentation

Increasing Efficiency in Healthcare by Improving Clinical Documentation

By Daniel Shulkin Following the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, payers are utilizing various new payment methodologies including capitation, valued based purchasing, and coordinated care models to reduce healthcare costs. Good clinical documentation is essential to all of these models: it helps expedite the claims processing process, improve population […]

 
 

We Are Dying Wrong

We Are Dying Wrong

Anna Ruth Rosenblatt Throughout life, we plan. We plan weddings, families, careers, retirements and more. Yet reaching these milestones is not a guarantee. We cannot ensure that we will marry, have children or have a successful career; the only thing we can be sure of in life is that it […]

 
 

Working and Homeless: A Paradoxical Reality for Many New York City Families

Working and Homeless: A Paradoxical Reality for Many New York City Families

Laura Sellmansberger New York City (NYC) is facing its worst homelessness crisis since the Great Depression. There are currently over 60,000 people in the shelter system, and alarmingly over 25,000 of them are children. While popular perception often characterizes homelessness as a problem caused by mental illness and addiction, the […]

 
 

Governments as a Young Talent Magnet

Governments as a Young Talent Magnet

Jorge Sahd   If you step into a university classroom and ask how many students spend part of their time volunteering in their communities, you are likely to see a significant number of hands rise in the air. But try asking the same students about their desire to work for […]