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5 Tales of Halloween Heartbreak

A conversation about growing up in the U.S. without celebrating national dress-up-and-get-free-candy day

Illustration by Addison Eaton

It’s too late for me. I’m almost 23 years old—long past the age where it’s appropriate. I have no kids of my own and I don’t particularly enjoy the company of children. So, in addition to going to prom, getting drunk on grad night, and loving Bruce Springsteen, it seems like I’ll have to add trick-or-treating to the long list of Great American traditions I will never experience.

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Food Studies: Meet Christine, Studying at New York City's French Culinary Institute

GOOD's second Food Studies blogger is Christine, who chose to go culinary school to become a food writer—but then fell in love with cooking.

Food Studies features the voices of volunteer student bloggers from a variety of different food- and agriculture-related programs at universities around the world.

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New University in Singapore Serves as Education Incubator

The school will be a factory for developing new engineering, architecture, and design courses to help build a competitive work force.

The government of Singapore is plunging nearly $800 million into an experimental university that's meant to serve as a training ground for instructional innovations. If it works, it could produce the world's next generation of engineers. Set to begin classes in 2012, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) will churn out everything from architects to those who will conceive of new, groundbreaking data systems.

SUTD is a collaboration with MIT and China's Zhejiang University. The former will use the Singapore campus to field test fresh ideas for expanding the curriculum for its Cambridge, Massachusetts campus. The latter will export five courses that make clear to SUTD students that the world of the future will, in many ways, be centered around China (with titles such as "Business Culture and Entrepreneurship in China" and "Sustainability of Ancient Chinese Architectural Design in the Modern World").

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