From Our superficial scholars by Heather Wilson in the Washington Post:
Unlike many graduate fellowships, the Rhodes seeks leaders who will “fight the world’s fight.” They must be more than mere bookworms. We are looking for students who wonder, students who are reading widely, students of passion who are driven to make a difference in the lives of those around them and in the broader world through enlightened and effective leadership. The undergraduate education they are receiving seems less and less suited to that purpose.
And from the New Yorker Atul Gawande writes again on medical reform in The Hot Spotters.
If Camden, New Jersey, becomes the first American community to lower its medical costs, it will have a murder to thank.
I don’t always agree with Gawande’s conclusions on health care reform but I think no one writes about the subject as well. He makes complex problems both understandable and compelling.