As a young child through my high school years, I was a ballet dancer. For years, I would spend three to four days a week inside a ballet studio. In ballet, every class starts the same routine. I can still remember most of them. There is a smell to a ballet studio: from […]

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There are some rude students out there. Not too long ago I was visiting a college campus and I overheard a student reaming out an employee working in the Registration area over an issue that was obviously out of her control. I was amazed at how well the employee handled the student. She didn’t get […]

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  The world of education and the delivery of education is significantly different for students today than just a generation or two ago. The knowledge needed to prosper in the 21st century requires a new set of skills to communicate, socialize, and gather information that necessitates a change in the way schools provide an education. […]

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Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and not only is it a time for families to gather together, eat turkey and give thanks, it is also a time for students to gather with their old high school friends. It is the first extended length of time many of them will have together since they started their college […]

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According to a recently released Moody’s Investor Service report, closure rates for small colleges and universities are expected to triple in the coming years. In addition, they predict increases in mergers and alliances for publicly funded institutions. All related to declining enrollment and revenue. This is attributed to “an iron triangle of doom”: 1) Fewer […]

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Public higher education is at a crossroads. The fact that barely over 50 % of the students enrolled at a four year university today will cross the graduation stage with a diploma in six years is astounding. Student loans are soaring with students taking out astronomical loans to pursue that diploma, but find they are […]

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