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  • John Glenn Reflects on Orbital Flight
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    First Orbital Flight Anniversary

    John Glenn became the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth on February 20, 1962. On the 40th anniversary of his Mercury flight former Senator Glenn talked about his space flight and…

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  • Higher Education
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    Higher Education

    Panelists talked about efforts to expand access to higher education. Speakers included Daphne Koller, the co-founder of a service called Coursera, which offers online versions of college…

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  • Higher Education
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    Higher Education

    College and university presidents and a vice president of a career advancement organization testified at a hearing on the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. They focused on the…

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  • Open Learning and the Future of Education
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    Open Learning and the Future of Education

    Panelists talked about the impact of online teaching on higher education, focusing on massive, open online courses (MOOCS). They discussed the benefits of MOOCs including accessibility and…

    381 views
  • Higher Education Costs
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    Higher Education Costs

    Students and college presidents discussed the rapidly rising costs of higher education. The forum was held as a result of a new report released by Public Agenda entitled Squeeze Play. The…

    320 views
  • AfricanAmerican Leadership
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    African-American Leadership

    A number of domestic and foreign leaders talked about the politics of blacks abroad. They talked about the difficulties they face in dealing with race, class and the community. The forum…

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  • Child Care in the US
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    Child Care in the U.S.

    The first lady and others spoke about child care in the U.S. during a conference titled, “A Better Child for a Better America.” Mrs. Clinton talked about a previous White House conference…

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  • Congressional Science Appropriations
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    Congressional Science Appropriations

    Participants talked about the association’s recent report on congressional science funding. They focused on how Congress appropriates scientific research funds and the impact of this year’s…

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  • Higher Education in America
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    Higher Education in America

    Three presidents of major universities discussed the problems facing American higher education in the 1990's and responded to telephone callers' questions on the state of American higher…

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  • Future of the Space Program
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    Future of the Space Program

    The speakers talked about the future of the American and Soviet space programs. They talked about the problem of low funding for space research. They also discussed planned mission to Mars.

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  • Higher Education under Bush Administration
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    Higher Education under Bush Administration

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