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November 29th, 2012 - 7:34 pm § in Misc.

A WGU Student Answers Questions

Mitch, a WGU student, responded to some questions I asked.  My impression, based in what he wrote, is that Mitch is  using WGU not as a place to learn, i.e. as a university, but as a device to get degrees that acknowledge his work experience. I very much like the idea of recognizing work experienc[...]

November 29th, 2012 - 6:12 am § in America

Thanksgiving in space may one day come with all the trimmings

Sweet Potatoes! Published: Monday, November 21, 2011 Future astronauts spending Thanksgiving in space may not have to forgo one of the most traditional parts of the day’s feast: fresh sweet potatoes. Cary Mitchell, a Purdue University professor of horticulture, and Gioia Massa, a former postdo[...]