Monthly Archives: August 2011

Planting forests with humility

I’ve found that I have been gravitating more and more towards spending my time reading op-ed pieces, whether in the newspaper, the Chronicle of Higher Education, or online.  Once I’ve read the news in one place, primarily online, it just … Continue reading

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The cost of not completing your degree?

There have been a number of initiatives in recent years to increase the number of individuals completing degrees.  President Obama has issued the challenge of having the United States return to a leadership role by having the highest percentage of … Continue reading

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eArmyU

Earlier this week the ArmyTimes reported that the Army is shutting down eArmyU.   eArmyU was initiated 10 years ago in 2001, with the purpose of opening a virtual gateway to provide soldiers access to a college education.   When I … Continue reading

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Shaeffer’s Top Ten Reasons to be Cynical

There are certainly a number of reasons for anyone to become a cynic.  All you need to do is read the headlines of almost any paper (I now read them on my iPad), and you think “What the heck is … Continue reading

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