Saturday, January 21, 2006
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Twenty percent of U.S. college students completing 4-year degrees – and 30 percent of students earning 2-year degrees – have only basic quantitative literacy skills, meaning they are unable to estimate if their car has enough gasoline to get to the next gas station or calculate the total cost of ordering office supplies, according to a new national survey by the American Institutes for Research (AIR). The study was funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts. See more summary and/or the full report here.
Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Monday, January 16, 2006
Student claims he was visited by agents from the Department of Homeland Security after he checked out Mao's "Little Red Book". Problem is, it was all a lie. See Boston Globe story here. If off-campus, type in your 14-digit barcode ("2350000...) at prompt.
Tuesday, January 10, 2006
We have recently obtained the following videos and DVDs in the library. You can click on each title to link to more information. Stop by the library if you are interested in checking out any of these. Matters of Race Commanding Heights: the Battle for the World Economy Excellence in Teaching Practical Applications of Love & Logic for Today's Classroom The Persuaders Declining by Degree Bonhoeffer The Quilts of Gee's Bend Rivers and Tides Managing the Difficult Group Secrets of a Wild Child Going International: Bridging the Cultural Gap Going International: Managing the Overseas Assignment