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2018 June 14 - 12:00 am

In 'Fake News' Era, J-schools Seeing Enrollment Spike

 Journalism is suffering. I hear and read this nearly every day, online, over the radio, and in the ever-thinner publications cast onto my driveway each morning. Schools of journalism are goin
2017 September 4 - 12:00 am
 It’s hot. It’s really hot. Indoors at home here in California, where I do much of my work for four different institutions—next week, it will be five—it is 87 degrees in the “coolest
2017 June 15 - 12:00 am

Marching in Lockstep or a Crucible of Change?

 It is nearly mid-June, and the official commencement of summer is nigh. On the front page of The Los Angeles Times on last Sunday (June 11), readers are offered an article about the goods
2017 May 22 - 12:00 am

Filtering Out Unwanted Noises, Hearing Satisfying Sounds

 What is that noise? Shakespeare wrote. And wherefore that cry? As the month of May approaches its end, when Memorial Day will herald the simultaneity of spring’s end and summer’s begin
2016 November 7 - 12:00 am

Learning Can Thrive Even Amid Desultory Election Campaign

Phatic communication comprises those typically meaningless sets of utterances that may begin or end a conversation safely. It includes, “Hi, how are ya,” “How are things?” “What’s up?”
2016 October 3 - 12:00 am

Privacy and the Need To Share Data Frequently Collide

 It's all out there. In a world of instantaneity, when I can be more than 3,000 miles away from a football stadium and still know about the action as it happens, not just via television or
2016 May 16 - 12:00 am
Like many part-timers, I work in more than one place simultaneously. This week, I have classes to teach in six different spots, a slight respite from last week, when I had seven. And so, some of th
2015 November 6 - 12:00 am
 Five years ago, in Newark, New Jersey, the state where 2016 Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie has been governor since 2010, a supposed “bold new paradigm for educational exce
2015 September 30 - 12:00 am
Pope Francis has returned to the Vatican after spending a busy week in America, where he has touched upon one subject in particular that all community college partisans have come to know and love:
2015 September 1 - 12:00 am
Try to remember the kind of September when life was slow, and oh, so mellow. So goes a song popularized by Tom Jones, Harry Belafonte, and others, a memory-lane call marking the popularity of the l

Advocates Say Full Academic Load Is Key to On-Time Graduation

helps students. College students who enroll in 15 credits in their first semester, and 30 credits a year, accumulate mor... Full Story

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