This is a great example of Nowtopians at work! Think we could make this happen around Ventura College?
Dear readers, I am in support of Anonymous’s internet boycott. However, at this time I do not know how to install the code to make my site go dark; in fact, I may not be able to unless WordPress, my blogging platform, makes it available. In the meantime, I leave you this letter, I urge […]
It’s in Your Food! GMO – Your Right to Know! Monday, Oct 8th, 7 pm (doors open at 6:30) Dynamic talk about health risks of genetically modified (GMO) food by investigative writer and educator Jeffrey Smith. FREE Ventura College Performing Arts Center (PAC) *newly remodeled and state of the art! PAC is located in […]
Reblogged from art predator: In Friday’s Ventura County Star, Karen Lindell wrote about “how seven local residents – two painters, two sculptors, a digital artist, a songwriter and a poet-artist – channeled their particular variation of mad, sad and overall helplessness after 9/11 into creativity.” And Art Predator is the poet-artist featured in the article: […]
According to this Washington Post article dated an hour or so ago, it looks like Senate leaders have come to an agreement about freezing the interest rates on student loans. While this is better than the rates increasing as threatened, as you can see from this infographic, something is going to have to give. The […]
In the article “Stepping It Up at Community Colleges,” Fawn Johnson reports that “Higher education is the name of the game in the Obama administration these days” and that “the president is focusing on community colleges as one of the best ways to create the skilled workforce that he says will save the economy.” Last […]
For nearly 30 years, UC Santa Cruz has recognized Martin Luther King Jr with an annual convocation. Last month, UCSC invited Nikki Giovanni to speak. According to Wikipedia, “Yolande Cornelia “Nikki” Giovanni (born June 7, 1943) is an American poet, writer, commentator, activist, and educator. Her primary focus is on the individual and the power […]
Protest The “Protect IP Act” Many websites are blacked out today Weds. January 18, 2012 to protest proposed U.S. legislation that threatens internet freedom: the Stop Internet Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA). From personal blogs to giants like WordPress and Wikipedia, sites all over the web — including this one — are asking […]
On the USA Today website, you can play the “candidate match game” to see which candidate’s views are closest to your own: http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/candidate-match-game You might also want to check out: https://www.facebook.com/ProjectVoteSmart Do you know of others ways to evaluate how well your opinions match with the candidates? Please share!
“Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.” Chinese Proverb Some faculty are wonderful, engaging lecturers. Some are not. Regardless, the classroom lecture continues to be the dominant form of instruction in the college classroom today–even though all the pedagogical research I have read shows that this is NOT the best way to teach–if you want students to remember what they are learning after […]