The republican pundit world went into a tizzy over rapper/poet Common being invited to the White House by first lady Michelle Obama last week. This even garnered enough media attention that it produced one of my favorite debate match-ups; John Stewart vs. Bill O’Reilly.
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How many times have you had someone ask you in conversation if you’ve seen a certain movie or read a given book? How many times have you said, without thinking, that you have, even though you really haven’t? It seems to be a constant of the human condition… something about wanting to belong and fit in.
Distance-learning classes bring together an interesting mixture of personalities. Unfortunately, not all of the personalities are positive, helpful ones. You are bound to run into some characters that are in love with the sound of their own voices, or that love seeing their ‘humorous’ remarks in black and white in the classroom chat.
So you’re thinking about enrolling in some distance learning courses. You figure it’ll be a cakewalk… eating cereal in your pajamas at your computer. Not having to get up early and drive to campus, circling the parking lot like a vulture looking for your parking spot prey.
As my comedian friend Matt says, most people would rather “listen to Gilbert Godfrey sing Ave Maria” than the hilariously bad “Friday” song by Rebecca Black.
Credit hours: two words that stand between you and a college degree. Two words that if you had a quarter for every time you heard them you’d surely have enough money to skip the financial aid forms. U.S Department of Education Secretary Anne Duncan recently introduced new regulations, one of which will federally define a credit hour.
What’s the best way to spend your evening? Watching a ‘humans vs. machine’ competition on Jeopardy! to see who’s smarter.
Education data from the Census has revealed that more and more students are getting degrees. The data which was released late last year found that over 58 million United States citizens had a bachelor’s degree. Are you one of them?