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September 19, 2011

Top 10 Ways Your College Library Can Help You

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A recent two-year, five-campus ethnographic college library study examined how students view and use their campus libraries. Unfortunately, the study results revealed students rarely ask librarians for help, even when they need it. If you are new to college or are coming back, this Top 10 list will help you understand what your college library […]

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September 14, 2011

6 Tips for Achieving School-Life Balance

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So, you’re a full-time student. A parent. A spouse. An active volunteer. In other words, your plate is full. Let’s face it – doing well in college is a challenge all by itself, but when you add all kinds of other responsibilities (that most of us have), it’s even harder. How can you strive for […]

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September 12, 2011

Why the First 6 Weeks of School is So Important

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Phew! Take a deep breath and congratulate yourself, your student has made it through the first few weeks of college classes. The semester started strong, but you may start to see signs that motivation is waning or disappearing altogether. Do you intervene? It’s hard to believe, but the first few weeks of college can often […]

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September 5, 2011

Of Plumbers, Philosophers, and the Dignity of Work

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I’ve long been taken by this observation: “The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.” John W. Gardner, the founder of Common Cause, and […]

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