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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Voters’ Greatest Concern: Education

Posted on Monday April 30, 2012

Historically, the American people have supported higher education (see my previous posts, for example “We the People Demand Higher Education!” 11 January, 2012 and “Students Fight for Higher Education,” 31 January, 2012). According to the College Board Swing State Survey (15-20 March, 2012), American consider education as equal to healthcare, right behind jobs/economy and government [...]

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Staying Healthy On Campus

Posted on Monday April 30, 2012

Staying healthy on top of keeping up with your class work and social life can seem impossible. Luckily, the student health centers available at many colleges can make keeping fit much easier.

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These Ain’t Your Gramma’s Degree Options

Posted on Friday April 27, 2012

One thought I have had when reflecting on my own educational experience is how exciting it truly was to explore educational options, even though my choices then pale in contrast to what is available now. Back in the day, there were no online learning options, distance education meant the rare class conducted via the U.S. [...]

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The Value of Ranking Previously Unranked Colleges

Posted on Thursday April 26, 2012

There’s something about the competitive nature within the American spirit that makes us want to rank things. Which drink placed first in taste tests? What vehicle has the best safety features? In some areas and ways, this makes sense. We certainly wouldn’t want to serve guests an inferior drink, place our children in a vehicle [...]

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Solutions to Help Cut College Costs

Posted on Wednesday April 25, 2012

• Could a shift in a state’s tax structure provide scholarships for middle class families? California’s Assembly Speaker John Pérez’ thinks so. Timm Herdt of the Ventura County Star explains. • In a guest blog post, Dave Maney, Founder Economaney.com and Young President’s Organization (YPO) Chief Executive Network Member, argues that the the growing number [...]

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Guiding the Helicopter Parent

Posted on Wednesday April 25, 2012

I should start this post with a full disclosure or perhaps an arrogant assertion that I may be one of the people best placed to write about the issue of helicopter parents and their college-age children. As both a faculty member and an administrator at the postsecondary level, I have had the experience of these [...]

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The Worst Decision You Can Make about College

Posted on Tuesday April 24, 2012

Derek Thompson, senior editor at The Atlantic, recently posted a solid argument that the only thing more expensive than going to college is not going (27 March, 2012). Thomson shares the following statistics for youths ages 15-24: • Each young person who is not engaged in employment, education, or job training costs the U.S. taxpayers [...]

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