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Students work at the University of the People student computer center in Haiti. Students from 129 countries are currently enrolled with the institution. Courtesy of University of the People
It's popular to criticize college today. No matter which way you look, somebody is writing about a student loan horror story , declining academic standards , disruptive technological change , or the narrow work options available to graduates . Criticizing is easy, of course. Offering solutions is hard.
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I remember my very first video game. It was my toddler's first game too. His father and I debated (and angsted) and finally decided that it was time to let a Nintendo 64 into our lives. We presented the electronic grail to our birthday boy with great fanfare, plugged the thing in, took charge of the controller -- he was way too young!
In the event of a citywide or regional emergency such as a severe winter storm, flood or major earthquake, households need to be prepared to be on their own for at least a week. Neighborhoods need to be prepared for self-sufficiency, too. Volunteer neighborhood rescuers will likely be first on-the-scene when firefighters and police are slowed by impassable streets or overwhelmed by calls for help. Neighborhood Emergency Teams (NETs) are Portland residents trained by PBEM and Portland Fire & Rescue to provide emergency disaster assistance within their own neighborhoods.
The Stanford University Libraries include Green Library (the main campus library), Meyer Library (technology services & study spaces), 14 specialized branch and department libraries, and 3 auxiliary libraries housing less-used or overflow materials. Five coordinate libraries, connected to graduate schools and other organizations, have their own websites and policies. The collections of all these libraries are indexed in SearchWorks . <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Supposedly browsing the internet requires more brain power than watching television. Although judging from some of the websites we’ve come across that assumption is cast into doubt. Here’s some of the sites we like that might get your brain to sit up and listen. Ted A conference that started in 1984 bringing together experts in technology, entertainment and design quickly grew into so much more. The conference itself is invitation only, but the website features all the talks at the conference in high res video format.
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Our How-To section reveals Rethink’s inner workings. You’ll find out how we use research, how we prepare for client presentations, and how we’ve revolutionized sock puppetry. It’s a great resource for new and potential Rethinkers.
Oberlin College sophomore Darrin Schultz is currently taking steps to help end the problem of world hunger, and it all starts with some trash found in his biology lab. It turns out that in the right conditions, edible mushrooms can grow from paper waste like pizza boxes or paper towels. Schultz hopes to find a way to grow free, edible food using only discarded items.
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This web site is designed to serve members of the PMI Portland Chapter, and to welcome prospective members. PMI is dedicated to building professionalism in project management.
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You know what I love about the Internet? You can find courses, tutorials and lessons for almost anything – and many of them are free. Are you interested in learning to crochet or designing your own website but don’t know when you’ll have the time? Have you thought about taking up an instrument or learning to dance but can’t afford the cost of a class? Would you like to perform a few simple repairs but have no clue where to start?