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The Orlando Massacre

The tenor of American society has become very shrill and an illness courses through its veins at levels deeper than its idolatrous worship of personal weapons.
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Ethical Reads Book Club

We begin with nonfiction (though we am open to fiction) by reading the Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert, a science writer for the New Yorker who presents a convincing and sobering case that we are in the middle of the 6th great die off or extinction of all existing life on the earth. Possible future […]
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Everywhere University Final Part

President’s Column July 2015 by Janet Glass In the last column, we reflected on survey results published in Harvard Magazine that revealed that most students taking free online courses are older and have bachelor’s degrees. Online Learning Not Meeting Expectations Even among students who have a bachelor’s degree,
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Skills Auction a Rousing Success!

By every measure, the Skills Auction held on May 2, 2015 was a night to remember. From the construction site theme to the packed house, the vibe was electric. To the donors, we appreciate your generous offerings of skills and such. To the lively bidders, we couldn’t have done it without you. We loved our […]
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Everywhere University Part 2

President’s Column June 2015 by Janet Glass I needed to install a toddler car seat in my car. I found out how on YouTube. It was complicated, and I had to replay the video several times. I’m sure I’m not unique in this new way of learning. Last month’s article focused on information like a […]
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Rudy Herzog passes

Here is a message from Joe Chuman: *********************************************** Dear Members of the Society, It is with the greatest heartfelt sadness that I announce that our dear member, Rudy Herzog, died on Tuesday afternoon, May 12th. Rudy died in the loving presence of his son, Lenny, and his daughter
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Gift Circle

The ECS “Gift Circle” is a joyful exploration of collaborative community building by sharing needs, offering gifts and expressing gratitude. In a time when most everything is monetized, the purpose of the gifting circle is to reclaim human relationships from commodification and return them to
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Everywhere University

President’s Column May 2015 Janet Glass I teach courses for Rutgers, a New Jersey State University. Last semester I had a student living in Seoul, Korea and one in Saudi Arabia. Rutgers offered the courses online. I like to call this new online learning environment Everywhere University. First, what do I mean by
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