Sunday, November 30, 2008

Makes me smile...for several reasons.

Mass Alternative Transportation ?

You gotta admit this looks like fun (at least if the weather is nice).

Sunday, November 16, 2008

T. Boone

T. Boone is not my favorite guy for several reasons, but he has an idea and I think it has some merit. Yes, it will make him some money. However, it could save us all some money to.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Community Colleges Might Surprise You....

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I work at a Community College in Western North Carolina. Most people are familiar with the model for Community Colleges. Most students are local, usually to a county or small multi-county region. They are designed to serve people who, for various reasons, don't have the opportunity to relocate for education.

Each symbol on the map above represents the home address of one student enrolled in a Natural Resource program at my college during 2007-2008. This is still an exception, but an exception that is growing for certain specific programs. The big reasons in my opinion, small class size, relatively low entrance requirements, articulation agreements with most state 4-year institutions, and our low tuition (currently only 42$ per credit hour).

Monday, November 03, 2008

It just makes sense....

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