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Running Barefoot and On-line Learning

By Bill Tierney

by Bill Tierney One of the more pleasurable books I have read over the last few months is Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall. The book is a non-fiction story about a race that takes place in the wilds of Mexico among primarily barefoot […]

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Klein, Rhee, and other district leaders endorse trends, not research

By Randy Clemens

by Randy Clemens The authors of an article in this Sunday’s Washington Post, “How to fix our schools: A manifesto by Joel Klein, Michelle Rhee and other education leaders,” state, “So, where do we start? With the basics. As President Obama has emphasized, the single most important factor determining whether students succeed in school is not the color […]

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The Global University?

By Bill Tierney

by Bill Tierney When I was in college, a new travel guide came out geared toward my niche: young backpackers who liked to hitchhike. It was a fun guide that gave me some tips about where young college students would want to visit in Europe. Parents could have their Frommer’s and Foder’s; I liked this […]

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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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