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christopher-meeks's picture
Jan.27.2014
I’m in the middle of putting together a brand new class at Santa Monica College for students new to fiction writing. While I’ve taught many introductory creative writing classes elsewhere, what makes this different is that it’s over seventeen weeks instead of six to ten. While I have taught longer...
r-barri-flowers's picture
Dec.31.2013
COLLEGE CRIME by R. Barri Flowers now in eBook for the first time! COLLEGE CRIIME: A Statistical Study of Offenses on American Campuses is an enlightening book on criminality at institutions of higher education by R. Barri Flowers, an award winning criminologist and internationally bestselling...
orna-b-raz's picture
Dec.12.2013
 In the small Midwestern university town where we attended graduate school the dominant calendar was not Gregorian but Academic. Around December 18th our town became a ghost town— everyone disappeared. It was as though the town's sole reason for  being was its university. We were...
farzana-versey's picture
Nov.21.2013
Why has everything become about rape? The US ambassador to India, Nancy Powell, was asked why Americans did not come to India for studies. This was during her visit to an institute in Ranchi. She replied: "The concern for personal security and perceived increased danger to women as a result of the...
orna-b-raz's picture
Oct.08.2013
For years I have been preoccupied with self improvement-- trying to work on, correct, and  overcome, my weaknesses. Finally acknowledging defeat, I have come to terms with the idea that a real change (or “a complete makeover”) is not in the cards for me. Fortunately I came across a theory...
darlene-quinn's picture
Sep.12.2013
  Since Bullocks Wilshire is the setting of my first three fact-tion novels (Webs Of Fate, Webs of Power, & Twisted Webs) my husband Jack and I attended the annual fundraiser and architectural tour of the former cathedral that was once Bullocks Wilshire. The Bullocks Wilshire building in...
jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
Jul.25.2013
At nineteen, I headed off to a four-year college. I thought I was savvy and smart and pretty cool, so I didn't sign up to live in the dormitory. Yes, the dormitory, the squat white building on the eastern edge of campus, located next to the cornfield. Why would I have lived in the dorm? I was...
amy-palleson's picture
Jul.07.2013
I’ll miss him.    I’ll never forget when he first came in for his reading assessments last August.  Smiling, he boogied in--with speed unrelated to size--dove in, and a half-hour later, we were almost through before he piped up and said, “Ah! Not this story again!”  He’d...
elmaz-abinader's picture
May.21.2013
      It’s arbitrary and don’t let anyone tell you differently. At least in my subject area it is. Grading. Reading those last brilliant attempts to do what she said: make the character more viable, give us a point of entry, make your reader walk away thinking about your story…any...
mayra-calvani's picture
Mar.03.2013
Starr Burgess worked as an elementary teacher and school counselor for a total of seven years. She has a Master's Degree in Professional Counseling from Texas State University. Starr is busy working on her second children's book: Counselor Dynamite Befuddles the Bullyville Crew...