Reality or virtuality? Classroom learning trumps online education
I graduated from an unnamed liberal arts college founded in 1815 and located in a small city in northwest Pennsylvania. This past weekend was Alumni Weekend, and this year happened to mark an unspecified milestone year for our class. Now when it comes to registering for events and paying money, I tend to procrastinate a bit. But thanks to the Internet, I was able to register at the very last minute and make the payment online. It was very convenient, and a great time was had by all.
Nothing about school construction happens quickly
With summer approaching, students across the commonwealth are scurrying to finish year-end projects. The state Department of Education had a big project due in May, too. But officials are quietly asking for an extension because they didn’t get the job done.
Latest tragedy involves individual having death drives instead of life values
News recently focused on the latest incident of indiscriminate killing by a mentally ill person. Actually, every such act of violence has a mental illness dimension.
All money spent by government comes from taxpayers — we must use it prudently
While serving in Afghanistan I worked in a dusty tent with a floor made of wood pallets covered with plywood. My desk was made of crates and lumber, and under the circumstances I found it to be more than adequate.
Deep research finds water fluoridation is safe, effective
I am a pediatrician who emigrated from Hong Kong more than 20 years ago.
Be sure to act ‘F.A.S.T’ when it comes to strokes
Living in America, we are inundated with medical journalism. Most periodicals are published with information about arthritis, cholesterol and blood pressure. You will not hear a news broadcast without catching a reference to obesity, a new pill or cancer.
Outside the Box: When it comes to U.S. war veterans, ‘nobody outranks anybody in death’
When I was in graduate school in Ohio, I was working on a documentary project on military families and I decided to visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Memorial Day.
Voters pay for primaries but don’t get a say
Independent voters in Pennsylvania are closely watching a federal lawsuit that challenges the legality of New Jersey’s closed primaries.
College is the place to dare — not worry about every grade
I hate grading.
Hope of raising minimum wage and everyone keeping their job is unlikely
The issue of the minimum wage is a complex topic which involves economic and political considerations.
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