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Dickinson College - Dickinson's 'Manhattan Project' - 14 views

  • Gil Sperling ’77, senior advisor for policy and programs at the U.S. Department of Energy, noted the urgency of creating a curriculum steeped in sustainability theory and practice. “We need to create incentives for teachers to take risks,” he said. “We’re at a tipping point [with climate change]. We do not have the luxury of open-ended debate. I've had 30 years [to work on this issue.] The kids graduating today don’t have that luxury.”
  • “Green as a simple concept has a short life, and society is evolving to see sustainability as a complex set of relationships,” said Thom Wallace ’99, communications director for the National Congress of American Indians. “Dickinson is really at the forefront of charting and understanding the complexities of sustainability.”
  • Rick Shangraw ’81, vice president for research and economic affairs at Arizona State University, noted that Dickinson is in an ideal position to shape national discourse. “We should spend time discussing the meaning of sustainability,” he said. “We can be a leader in defining it.”
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  • Watch the Sustainability Symposium video or read Dickinson Magazine’s sustainability issue.
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Howard Community, Pa. college make admissions pact -- - 0 views

  • "I think the fundamental financial model for American higher education is broken, and therefore we need to look for alternative ways of providing an education that is appropriate and optimal but that uses our resources in slightly different ways," Durden said. "So here you have the opportunity to cut in half the price of a liberal arts education."
  • The Carlisle, Pa., school is entering into the same agreement with Montgomery College and two community colleges in Pennsylvania. Within several years, Durden hopes to have up to 15 participants.
  • One expert said the partnership was rare, and encouraging. "It's positive all around," said George R. Boggs, president of the American Association of Community Colleges. "It's great to see a university or four-year liberal arts school reaching out and giving those kids a chance and bringing them into their institution."
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