Monthly Archives: January 2012

How would you like a 19 percent return on your investment?

No, this is not some kind of spam post. Instead, you want to check out this Financial Times report that indicates U.S. colleges and universities averaged a 19 percent return on their investment during the last fiscal year. In spite … Continue reading

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You cheat? You lose…

…your job. The Los Angeles Times examines what happened when officials at one southern California college learned that one of their own was lying. Claremont McKenna College exaggerated the collective SAT exam scores of incoming freshman classes for the last … Continue reading

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It’s called a dictionary!

As the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports, perhaps a few people in the Allegheny County executive offices needs to crack open one. The Allegheny County property reassessment notice Stephanie Martin of Oakmont received in the mail over the weekend contains both factual … Continue reading

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Vladimir Putin has lost it?

He was the president who became the prime minister who now plans to again become president. Yes, Vladimir Putin has a healthy opinion of himself. But perhaps he shouldn’t. Politico explains in this story. Russia experts say they doubt Putin … Continue reading

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Just three words

One of my Point Park University students asked a simple question about one month ago: What three words sum up your hopes, dreams or goals for 2012? Here’s what he found out.

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Who was worse: Hitler or Stalin?

Yes, I agree — that question is a bit like asking if you’d rather die by hanging or by the guillotine. Or perhaps it’s more appropriate when talking about these “gentlemen” if you’d rather die in the gas chamber or … Continue reading

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