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Why Women’s Colleges Are Necessary in the 21st Century

By Lorraine Solaegui

This week 21st Century Scholar is delighted to host Dr. Kristen Renn as our guest blogger on the topic of women’s colleges.  Kristen Renn is Associate Professor of Higher, Adult, & Lifelong Education at Michigan State University (http://www.msu.edu/~renn).  She was a student affairs professional for 12 years before joining the faculty.  Her research focuses on […]

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Women’s Institutions as Paradoxes

By Lorraine Solaegui

This week 21st Century Scholar is delighted to host Dr. Kristen Renn as our guest blogger on the topic of women’s colleges.  Kristen Renn is Associate Professor of Higher, Adult, & Lifelong Education at Michigan State University (http://www.msu.edu/~renn).  She was a student affairs professional for 12 years before joining the faculty.  Her research focuses on […]

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Women’s Institutions Provide Access

By Lorraine Solaegui

This week 21st Century Scholar is delighted to host Dr. Kristen Renn as our guest blogger on the topic of women’s colleges.  Kristen Renn is Associate Professor of Higher, Adult, & Lifelong Education at Michigan State University (http://www.msu.edu/~renn).  She was a student affairs professional for 12 years before joining the faculty.  Her research focuses on […]

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Women’s Higher Education Worldwide

By Lorraine Solaegui

This week 21st Century Scholar is delighted to host Dr. Kristen Renn as our guest blogger on the topic of women’s colleges.  Kristen Renn is Associate Professor of Higher, Adult, & Lifelong Education at Michigan State University (http://www.msu.edu/~renn).  She was a student affairs professional for 12 years before joining the faculty.  Her research focuses on […]

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21st Century Scholar Blog Welcomes Guest Blogger Kris Renn!

By Lorraine Solaegui

This week 21st Century Scholar is delighted to host Dr. Kristen Renn as our guest blogger on the topic of women’s colleges.  Kristen Renn is Associate Professor of Higher, Adult, & Lifelong Education at Michigan State University (http://www.msu.edu/~renn).  She was a student affairs professional for 12 years before joining the faculty.  Her research focuses on […]

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How Rich are the Superrich? Part I

By Bill Tierney

How Rich are They?!? A huge share of the nation’s economic growth over the past 30 years has gone to the top one-hundredth of one percent, who now make an average of $27 million per household. The average income for the bottom 90 percent of us? $31,244. Note: The 2007 data (the most current) don’t reflect […]

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The Thursday Pop by Kristan Venegas

By Kristan Venegas

French 75 and Pell Grant 5550: Secret confessions from New Orleans I just returned from the American Educational Research Association’s Annual conference in New Orleans. I had a super productive time and connected with a number of people that I admire for their work in higher education and because they are just great individuals. I […]

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The Death Tax and Higher Education

By Bill Tierney

by Bill Tierney Republicans have been kvetching about the “death tax” for years.  They believe that our money is taxed enough (surprise!) and that it is particularly unfair that our money gets taxed when we earn it and then when we die that money gets taxed again simply for dying.  George Bush created an amnesty […]

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Design thinking and innovative education policy

By Randy Clemens

by Randy Clemens This past week, Bill and I participated in a symposium about qualitative research and public policy in the 21st century. The panel went well and included a variety of perspectives from the field. Ed St. John considered the role of qualitative research as either a tool of the state or method for […]

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Teaching Kids: It’s Just Fun and Games

By Bill Tierney

by Bill Tierney and Gigi Ragusa Technology is changing the world, especially for the youngest amongst us.  Teenagers have lived with the Web, Facebook and YouTube most of their lives.  Email is about as old-fashioned as the typewriter and the manner in which the young interact with one another has changed as much in the […]

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