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Travels in Turkey: Part V by Bill Tierney

By Bill Tierney

The last installment in our Travels in Turkey series follows. Turkey and Travel by Bill Tierney Although I have mostly resisted writing about anything other than issues related to higher education on this blog, enough people have asked me about traveling in Turkey that I thought I would give a thumbnail sketch of what to […]

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The promise (and peril) of Promise Neighborhoods

By Randy Clemens

by Randy Clemens Geoff Canada has quickly become a popular example of the charismatic, transformational leader necessary for positive educational change. His vision of the potential of one neighborhood is nonpareil and extraordinary. His non-profit organization, the Harlem’s Children Zone, which provides a comprehensive suite of services to children and families within a 100 city block […]

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Travels in Turkey: Part IV by Bill Tierney

By Bill Tierney

21st Century Scholar’s own Dr. William G. Tierney recently returned from a month in Turkey. He blogs about his travel experience in this fourth installment of the series, aptly entitled, Travels in Turkey. Turkey and Jobs by Bill Tierney A friend who lives here commented to me one day that “Turkey is a can-do country.  […]

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Purple Rain

By Zoe B. Corwin

by Zoe Corwin Last Thursday night was a surreal evening in LA.  While the world watched the Lakers win their second NBA title in a row, blogmaster Stefani Relles and I watched the students we have mentored over the past year graduate from high school.  We were less than two miles away from the Staples […]

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Thursday is TechDay: Convergence is the mantra

By Stefani Relles

by Stefani Relles Historic changes in technology and the rapid growth in digital media and online communications are impacting nearly every aspect of our personal and professional lives (and arguably helping merge the two). Convergence is the mantra. If you haven’t seen “Did You Know,” it’s worth the five minutes of your time. The original […]

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Travels in Turkey: Part III by Bill Tierney

By Bill Tierney

21st Century Scholar’s primary contributor, Dr. William G. Tierney spent several weeks in Turkey recently. He blogs about his travel experience in a new series, aptly entitled, Travels in Turkey. Turkey and Headscarves by Bill Tierney The founder of modern Turkey was Ataturk.  The little I know of the man has impressed me a great […]

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The World Cup is a world affair; education is not quite.

By Randy Clemens

By Randy Clemens The bell rang. I shut the door and began taking attendance. It was a typical fall morning. Some students milled around in the corner, ostensibly getting their books and binders but really just socializing and waiting for me to say something. Others sat in their chairs diligently working on the warm-up or diligently distracting […]

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The Shame and Stain on USC: NCAA Sanctions

By Bill Tierney

by Bill Tierney When I was in 5th or 6th grade, my best friend pulled me aside after Sister Mary Concepcion handed back the homework.  Somehow the answer key to the next day’s math mid-term had gotten stuck on the back of his homework.  He had the answers for tomorrow’s exam!  We agreed in a […]

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Thursday is TechDay

By Stefani Relles

by Stefani Relles I am not an indigenous resident of Acadame. I spent fifteen years “on the outside” before reentry last Fall as a Ph.D. student and research assistant working with Dr. Bill Tierney at the Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis (CHEPA). When I finished my Master’s degree in 1994, there were no cell […]

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Creating and maintaining engaged faculty

By Bill Tierney

by Bill Tierney I have always done a great deal of service for the academic profession and my university.  I sit on (and chair) committees, write reports, attend meetings, review articles, promotion and tenure dossiers, and a host of other activities that consume a great deal of my time.  I try not to whine very […]

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