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Academics Going Virtual

A recent conference at Case Western Reserve University looked at the pros and cons of academic blogs, which now number in the thousands. The participants also explored how 3-D virtual worlds, like Second Life, will influence academe. Some professors are wary of this new model for fear, in the words of one commentator, “that we’re not needed anymore.”

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Candace de Russy is a nationally recognized expert on education and cultural issues.

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The 2020 Battle Begins

The 2020 campaign begins in earnest next week in Florida, when Donald Trump officially launches his reelection bid. On June 26, 20 Democratic candidates and five moderators hold the first of two nights of debates. Where do things stand? According to the polls, President Trump starts at a disadvantage. He has ... Read More