Workcred Senior Director of Research Isabel Cardenas-Navia

I Am Very Fast on My Calculator

Isabel Cardenas-Navia is the senior director of research at Workcred, an affiliate of the American National Standards Institute whose mission is to strengthen workforce quality by improving the credentialing system. The coauthor of a recent article on learning and employment records, she has a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering. Before participating in the Zócalo/Issues in Science and Technology event “Is It Time to Throw Away Our Resumes?,” she called into the green room to talk about her skills as a number cruncher, coconut flan, and why research projects depend on project …

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I Got an Education Cleaning Airplanes in the Middle of the Night 

Working at LAX Taught Me Lessons School Could Not—Including How Much I Wanted the Degree I Missed Out On

The airlines provide barf bags, but the dirty secret is that people often don’t use them. They throw up on the floor and the seats. This is not a society …

The Pioneering Cornell Anatomist Who Sought to Bring ‘Honor’ and ‘Duty’ to College Life

At the Turn of the 20th Century, Burton Green Wilder Railed Against Frivolous Activities and Thought Privileged Students Should Hold Each Other to Higher Standards

In 1901, Cornell University students created a new holiday on campus, called “Spring Day.”

Many faculty members objected to the holiday, but few were as visible and vocal as professor Burt …

Can Colleges Teach America What Consensual Sex Looks Like?

"Yes Means Yes" Policies Work, But a Backlash Has Slowed Their Adoption

American college campuses, after considerable struggle, are succeeding in drawing a clearer line between consensual and non-consensual sex. But it’s far from clear when the rest of society will follow …