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Risky Behavior

By Bill Tierney

by Bill Tierney When I was in college I worked in a homeless shelter.  I began by working the graveyard shift and worked my way up to being the evening manager.  If there had not been an odd confluence of events I might still be working in some capacity like that today.  I enjoyed working […]

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Education is the new space race?

By Randy Clemens

by Randy Clemens A few weeks ago, Robert Slavin, researcher at Johns Hopkins University and chair of Success for All, wrote a piece for the Huffington Post: A Call to Arms for Education. Slavin discusses the government’s new addition to the Investing in Innovation (i3) Program: Advanced Research Projects Agency for Education (ARPA-ED). The program is a […]

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The Life of the Mind – and Soul

By Bill Tierney

by Bill Tierney On a recent trip I read on my Kindle The Last Station by Jay Parini, a wonderful novel about the last year of Tolstoy.  While I was on the plane I had my spiffy Bose Headphones on and listened to Brahms’ Concerto in A Minor on my iPod as I read the […]

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How Rich are the Superrich? Part II

By Bill Tierney

Capitol Gain: Why Washington is Closer to Wall Street Than Main Street           Congressional data from 2009. Family net worth data from 2007. Sources: Center for Responsive Politics; US Census; Edward Wolff, Bard College.   Who’s Winning? For a healthy few it’s getting better all the time.   It’s the inequality, […]

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Thursday is TechDay: “Race to the Top” Goes Digital

By Stefani Relles

by Stefani R. Relles To promote Obama’s “Race to the Top” goal of having the highest proportion of college graduates worldwide by 2020, the White House invited high school students nationwide to send in videos that showed how their campus prepares them for college and careers. That’s right, videos. Six finalists were selected by the […]

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Academic Responsibility: Raves and Football

By Bill Tierney

by Bill Tierney In January of this year President Nikias sent a letter to ‘SC’s students warning them of the potential dangers of going to raves.  The letter is thoughtful, personal, and important.  Although the President didn’t mention it, I know him well enough, that I’m sure a tragedy in the fall was part of […]

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Learning how to play music and conduct research

By Randy Clemens

by Randy Clemens Every night, I try to find at least 10 minutes to sit at my practice pad. I drill rudiments. I work on my double-stroke roll. I sight read–my least favorite exercise. If I have a little more time, I move to the drum set. There I work on some speed and coordination […]

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Reflections in Place

By Bill Tierney

by Bill Tierney Over the years I have spent a fair amount of time in Indian Country.  Some years ago I wrote a book about the challenges Native youth face enroute to college; I also edited an issue of Change magazine about Native Americans and higher education.  I’ve met many people in my travels in […]

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First Friday with Mark DeFusco

By Mark DeFusco

Is it Time to Privatize?  How to Compete in Lean Years   by Mark DeFusco, Ph.D. I was struck by a recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education that discussed Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s plan to cut appropriations by around 50% to four state related institutions including Penn State.   This would be the biggest one […]

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The Thursday Pop by Kristan Venegas

By Kristan Venegas

Undercover Boss: Going undercover and giving financial aid by Kristan Venegas I know there was a lot going on this past Sunday night—the reports of Bin Laden’s death were flooding world-wide media, but I’m hoping that many of you were able to see CBS’s season finale of Undercover Boss. The premise of the show is […]

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