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As CUNY Drowns in Remedial Studies

CUNY — The City University of New York — is a unique institution dedicated to teaching “regular people” really great things at a highly affordable, yet sophisticated, intellectual level.  If you have a high school diploma, or an equivalent degree, a CUNY college is required to accept you as a student.

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The Ten Percent Complainers

No matter what you do, or how well you perform, 10% of the people around you will complain you’re doing it wrong.  That 10% mandate is true for students, instructors, hardware vendors, volunteers and any other sort of human effort where one works and is involuntarily “evaluated” by those around you.

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Bomb Your Homework, Burn the Exam

If you decide to dive-bomb your homework by cheating on the work, there is a new study out that clearly suggests you will flame out when tested on the cheated studying. If you don’t want to risk ashes, don’t tempt the fire.

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Banning Laptops and Beating WiFi

We are reminded of the early, heady, days of the internet when
university campuses were just beginning to provide WiFi access to the
school network instead of requiring a tethered Ethernet cable.  Students,
of course, abused the new wireless freedom by bringing their laptops to
class and surfing the internet when they should’ve been taking notes.

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Cell Phones Sleeping with the Fishes

We already know 93% of students polled sleep with their cell phones, but did you know most people under 40 are being buried with their cell phones after they die?

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Embedded Bluetooth Breadcrumbs Leading the Blind

Technology shapes us and betters us, but sometimes it can also belittle our best intentions.  The Talking-Points project is a new idea that hopes to use embedded Bluetooth tags placed strategically throughout a city to communicate with the blind to guide and provide geographic landmarks and local business information.

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