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Financial Aid: Part V by Kristan Venegas

By Stefani Relles

Our fifth and final installment of a week’s long discussion about financial aid with Dr. Kristan Venegas posts today. Next week, we resume our regularly scheduled programming with Dr. William G. Tierney, Randall Clemens, Thursday is TechDay and a Fridays by Numbers chart. What about the students who are not financial aid eligible? by Kristan […]

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Financial Aid: Part IV by Kristan Venegas

By Stefani Relles

Kristan Venegas’ week of blogging about financial aid continues today with her fourth installment. Video game play increases the speed and accuracy of decision-making: Plants vs. Zombies for everyone! by Kristan Venegas Do you play video games? I do. Time management and puzzle games happen to be my favorites. I’m a huge fan of Diner […]

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Financial Aid: Part III by Kristan Venegas

By Stefani Relles

The third installment of Dr. Kristan Venegas‘ financial aid series posts today. Student Loan Analytics Blog, Facebook, and Vogue.com: Where will the next big idea come from? by Kristan Venegas Every morning, after slogging through my USC email, gmail, and Blackboard updates…I hop onto my favorite sources for information. I was once told by a wise […]

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Financial Aid: Part II

By Stefani Relles

Today, we continue our week of blogging about financial aid with Dr. Kristan Venegas. The Perkins Loan isn’t the Rza, but that doesn’t mean we should kick it out of the clan by Kristan Venegas Another day, another set of pop culture references….today, it’s Voltron and the Wu Tang Clan. Before you tune out, please […]

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Financial Aid: A blog series by Kristan Venegas

By Stefani Relles

This week, 21st Century Scholar welcomes Associate Professor of Clinical Education, Dr. Kristan M. Venegas. Her research agenda focuses on college access and financial aid for low-income students of color. Her work has appeared in American Behavioral Scientist, Urban Education, American Academic, Educational Studies and the Journal of Student Financial Aid. She is a former […]

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First Fridays with Mark DeFusco: October

By Stefani Relles

On the first Friday of each month, we’re joined by guest scholar, Mark DeFusco. Want to know more about Mark? For a PBS Frontline interview, click here. Practicality in the Last Oasis of the Imagination by Mark DeFusco Universities have the unique position in modern society to be the last Bastion (outside the clergy perhaps) […]

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Thursday is TechDay: The answer to your password prayers

By Stefani Relles

by Stefani Relles Are you one of those tech users who has all sorts of passwords for all sorts of websites? Can’t remember if there’s a numeral or an uppercase in this one or that? Do you find yourself clicking on the “forgot your password?” button more often than you’d like to admit? This post […]

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Bullying and AERA

By Bill Tierney

This was made in response to a gay teenager committing suicide because he had been bullied in high school: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IcVyvg2Qlo] Tell me again why AERA can’t do something like this – today? Is it because there’s not enough research that says enough gay teenagers are bullied? How much is enough? – Bill Tierney

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Beware: That reform may be a scam

By Randy Clemens

by Randy Clemens Throughout the black blizzards of the Dust Bowl, confidence men defrauded desperate men and women by auguring rain. Some promised to release mysterious rainmaking chemicals into the air; others said they would blast the clouds apart with balloons and dynamite. These charlatans made decent incomes from false promises. What’s the lesson to be […]

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“Non-Vital” Budget Cuts

By Bill Tierney

by Bill Tierney After our visit to Turkey last summer, we spent a few days in London before heading home.  The U.K. has as much of a deficit problem as the United States and the conservative David Cameron had just become PM.  One night we returned from a play – All My Sons – (superb!) […]

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