January 2013

  • Community Colleges in Crisis: Resourceful California Students Taking Courses Online

    Barry Lenson

    You’ve heard the old expression, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” There’s a lot of truth in that. When resourceful people face obstacles, they don’t stop or stall. They dig down, find new energy, and keep moving forward. That could explain why a growing number of students from California have chosen to take courses at StraighterLine and through StraighterLine’s Partner College program. Hundreds of California students have utilized StraighterLine’s Partner Colleges program. In case you don’t know, our Partner Colleges are colleges and universities that have agreed to accept StraighterLine college credits directly and, in some cases, to admit StraighterLine students via a streamlined admissions proces ...

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  • Ten Things that Just Aren’t True about Living in California

    Barry Lenson

    We recently found a fun post entitled “Nine Things that Aren’t True about Californians” on the Vampy Varnish blog. Check it out. You’ll enjoy it. Here are the nine myths that the blogger exposes about Californians and the state they call home . . . Myth: Everyone in California knows how to surf Myth: We all hang out in bathing suits Myth: We have all been to Hollywood Myth: We are all wine snobs Myth: Californians LOVE their sushi Myth: We all practice Yoga and are health nuts Myth: We like our pizza with healthy toppings like chicken and broccoli Myth: It’s always sunny and warm Myth: Californians are always tan And Here’s Myth #10 . . . This one isn’t mentioned by the Vampy Varnish blog. But it’s o ...

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  • What Will YOU Inaugurate on January 21st?

    Barry Lenson

    ABOVE – See president Obama sworn in as president of the United States in 2009 As you know by now, Barack Obama will be inaugurated for his second four-year term as U.S. president on Monday, January 21st. Nearly a million people are expected to visit our nation’s capital to see it happen. Over the next four years, president Obama needs to accomplish a lot of things. He’s got laws to pass, cabinet appointments to make, Supreme Court Justices to appoint, military decisions to make, a new healthcare law to implement, and tons more stuff that he is probably thinking about at just this moment. So if our president is thinking about all that stuff that he needs to get done, it only seems fair to ask this question. What are your ...

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  • College Students: Did You Get Your Flu Shot Yet?

    Barry Lenson

    There’s no doubt about the fact that a flu epidemic (or near-epidemic anyhow) is happening right now across the United States. If you doubt it, a map that you can see online at the KYPost blog will convince you that the epidemic really is happening. That post also contains state-by-state information on just how bad the flu outbreak is in just about every state except Hawaii, where few cases are reported. Here are just a few statistics . . . Connecticut - There were 1,680 confirmed cases of flu as of Jan. 5. Indiana – Fifteen people have died from the flu. Ohio – About 2,000 people with the flu have been hospitalized since October. That’s just a small sample. The grim statistics go on and on. So, how can you keep fr ...

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  • Colleges Build Palaces and Pass the Cost on to Students

    Barry Lenson

    “Some call it the Edifice Complex,” writes Andrew Martin in an article in The New York Times. “Others have named it the Law of More, or the Taj Mahal syndrome.” Martin isn’t writing about what maharajahs or emperors or kings are doing in foreign countries. He’s writing American colleges and universities that love to build immense new buildings and pass the cost on to their students. In his article, “Building a Showcase Campus, Using an I.O.U.,” he mentions that . . . Over the last decade, many American institutions have borrowed heavily so they could build the kind of lavish buildings that attract new students. Many are passing the cost on to students or to the taxpayers in the states where they are located. Between ...

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