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131: A "Full House" in the "Hand" of Education
... world where there are no means of education. The very thought of this would be enough to send one into shock. Fortunately, America's colleges and universities offer a variety of educations in various settings. College professors can find some valuable insights on education from Cardinal Newman, Dr. bell hooks, Dr. Mike Rose, as well as Gwendolyn Brooks and bring forth their ideas in order to inform students and prepare them ... people are formed are pretty much the same"(Newman 41), but according to Cardinal Newman, it is the University that precisely sets them apart from others. Perhaps looking at Dr. bell hooks' views will give college professors yet more factors to consider when thinking about educational advise for students. She took her aunt's name and decided to make it lower case in order to emphasize the material in her writing ... that material, racial, and social status makes a big difference in students' lives when it comes to education. If one feels inferior in any way, it could cause them to think twice before attending a college or university, if they even do at all. She said that, "class differences were boundaries no one wanted to face or talk about"(87). But she believes that it is important to share experiences ...
132: Black Panther Party
During the late 1960's and early '70's posters of the Black Panther Party's co-founder, Huey P. Newton were plastered on walls of college dorm rooms across the country. Wearing a black beret and a leather jacket, sitting on a wicker chair, a spear in one hand and a rifle in the other, the poster depicted Huey Newton as ... to fight early on in life. Huey's remarkable quick wit and strength earned him the respect of his peers and the reputation of being a tough guy (Seale 40). Upon his enrollment at Merrit College Huey's academic achievements quickly began to surpass other students, while at the same time he was still able to relate to those he grew up with on the streets of Oakland. Autobiographer, Hugh Pearson in Shadow of the Panther reports that Huey "remained comfortable on the street corners with young Negro men who drank wine all day…and fought one another - young men whom most college-bound Negroes shied away from (Pearson 115). " Huey's ability and desire to develop his intellect and receive a college education while still identifying with his peers on the street played an influential role ...
133: ... It also affected McCullough; she began to look for paternal substitutes in her mother’s nine unmarried brothers. Growing up McCullough attended twelve years in a convent school. She then went on to Holy Cross College and obtained honors in English, chemistry, and botany. Next she began to attend the University of Sydney to become a physician. McCullough eventually dropped out due to her father’s opposition to women having medical ...

134: ... day's work he wrote- mostly stories and poems. Six months later he decided to return to the classroom and to study the writer's craft seriously. Some of his pieces ended up in the college newspaper; others showed up later as sections of The Long Valley, In Dubious Battle, The Grapes of Wrath, and East of Eden. Steinbeck's success as a writer coincided with the coming of the Great ...

135: Dance Education
... most physical education programs throughout the country. Perhaps the most prevailing form of dance in the field of education is modern dance. Terry explains what this form of dance has to offer high school and college students: Physically it can strengthen the body, correct (in most cases) faults, develop coordination, enhance accuracy of movement . . . Emotionally, dance aids students in adjusting themselves to group activity, to leadership, to discipline, and it helps ... the preparation of dance teachers. H' Doubler developed the first dance major in the United States in 1926 at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. In 1934 a school of dance was opened at Bennington College in Vermont. Hill was director of dance for years at Bennington College and New York University, and later head of the dance department at the Julliard School in New York City. With the development of dance as a major course of study at their respective institutions, ...
... ethnicity or a color difference in any person). Disguised as an equal opportunity program affirmative action discriminates against non-minorities. Affirmative action has its affects in collegiate admissions and employment, however, remains more controversial in college admissions. Many groups protest the abolishment of affirmative action for sake of higher minority student admissions into prestigious universities; however, protesters fail to view that minority drop-out Rates are nearly fifty percent higher than ... give minorities and women an equal opportunity at employment and in collegiate admissions, in present time, the program gives minorities and women an unfair advantage. The program was brought into effect ratios of employment and college admissions between whites and blacks were not corresponding with population. A second reason affirmative action was activated was to help disadvantaged minorities, those with insufficient financial funds, many could not afford a better education and ... children will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character…” Affirmative action is doing the opposite of what Doctor King wanted. Minorities are not obtaining employment or college admission because of their character, but because of the color of Aguilar 4. their skin. Employers are judging minorities job positions only by the color of their skin. Racial preference is an obscure form ...
137: Presdent James Abram Garfield
Presdent James Abram Garfield Born in a log cabin, James Abram Garfield rose by his own efforts to become a college president, a major general in the Civil War, a leader in Congress, and finally president of the United States. Four months after his inauguration, he was shot by an assassin. After weeks of suffering he ... church of his parents, the Disciples of Christ. Enthusiasm for the Disciples caused Garfield to leave Geauga for a new school founded by the Disciples at Hiram, Ohio--the Western Reserve Eclectic Institute (now Hiram College). On Sundays he preached and became so popular he was never in want of a pulpit. In 1852 he began to teach at the Eclectic. One of Garfield's pupils was Lucretia (Crete) Rudolph, a ... In 1854 Garfield wrote in his journal, "We love each other . . . but feel inclined to be cautious." Garfield saved his money so that he could spend his last two years of school at an eastern college. He wrote to several and chose Williams College, in Massachusetts, because of one sentence in a letter from its famous president, Mark Hopkins: "We shall be glad to do what we can for you." ...
138: Education And Egalitarianism In America
... the American high school was to allow all children to extend and enrich their common-school education. With the establishment of the land-grant colleges after 1862, the high school also became a preparation for college; the step by which students who had begun at the lowest rung of the educational ladder might reach the highest. In 1873, when the kindergarten became part of the St. Louis, Mo. school system, there was a hint that, in time, a lower rung might be added. Practicality allowed this change in the high school system. Schools now needed to ready the students for college -- an even higher form of education -- instead of preparing them to immediately enter the work force. America's educational ladder was unique. Where public school systems existed in European countries such as France and Germany ... ground in the United States. "Female academies" established by such pioneers as Emma Willard (1787-1870) and Catharine Beecher (1800-78) prepared the way for secondary education for women. In 1861, Vassar, the first real college for women, was founded. Even earlier, in 1833, Oberlin College was founded as a coeducational college, and in 1837, four women began to study there. In the mid-19th century there was yet another ...
139: ... television, and radio, was born in 1923 in South Trinidad to an Indian father and an Indian/Scottish mother. He grew up in Trinidad's multi-racial society and graduated from San Fernando's Naparima College in 1938. Selvon began writing fiction and poetry while he served in the Royal Navy Reserve during World War II. After the war, he began his literary career as the fiction editor of the TRINITY ...

140: Minimum Wage Legislation
Minimum Wage Legislation I am going to pose the question to you the students of Sir Sandford Fleming College, do you really want the minimum wage legislation left in affect? As college students you are not benefiting or gaining anything from minimum wage legislation. The minimum wage legislation requires all employees to be paid at least some fixed given dollar amount per hour. This sounds good, but ... trend is for higher education, which in return receives higher wages. The reservation wage of skilled workers is higher then unskilled because they would like to receive some return on their investment, their education. As college students we should be able to relate to this concept as we have put more time, effort and money in to ourselves then some others, like high school students and we should be compensated ...

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