The Devil's Workshop

The Devil's Workshop
July 20, 2012
In baseball, a .300 batting average is good. In setting targets for community college completion, as Wick Sloane argues we should, how about that as a goal?
March 27, 2012
Wick Sloane, tired of having his community college students cry from hunger in his office, proposes the 2012 Federal Study-Work Act.
January 19, 2012
Many selective institutions say too few military vets are qualified to enroll. Wick Sloane issues them a challenge: Run free summer sessions to help build the pool.
November 11, 2011
Wick Sloane expands his annual survey of the enrollment of ex-military service members at elite colleges. A few pleasant surprises aside, the numbers aren't pretty.
April 5, 2011
The association of two-year colleges prepares for annual conference with the wrong program. Wick Sloane urges its leaders to rise to the challenge.
February 6, 2009
Wick Sloane's previous offers to lead Harvard, the University of Iowa and the U.S. Education Department have been for naught. This time his alma mater has an opening, and he lays out his ideas for running the prestigious liberal arts college.
July 11, 2008
Three weeks ago, a student, a veteran of two tours in Iraq, a sniper who had already dropped out once a year ago when three of his buddies in Iraq died in one week, handed in an essay that terrified me. “Suicide Prevention,” I discovered right away, is one of the top information requests from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs home page. Before thinking about writing a column about military veterans at community colleges, I made sure the student, whom I’ll call The Student, is OK. He is.

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July 20, 2012
In baseball, a .300 batting average is good. In setting targets for community college completion, as Wick Sloane argues we should, how about that as a goal?
March 27, 2012
Wick Sloane, tired of having his community college students cry from hunger in his office, proposes the 2012 Federal Study-Work Act.
January 19, 2012
Many selective institutions say too few military vets are qualified to enroll. Wick Sloane issues them a challenge: Run free summer sessions to help build the pool.
November 11, 2011
Wick Sloane expands his annual survey of the enrollment of ex-military service members at elite colleges. A few pleasant surprises aside, the numbers aren't pretty.
April 5, 2011
The association of two-year colleges prepares for annual conference with the wrong program. Wick Sloane urges its leaders to rise to the challenge.
February 6, 2009
Wick Sloane's previous offers to lead Harvard, the University of Iowa and the U.S. Education Department have been for naught. This time his alma mater has an opening, and he lays out his ideas for running the prestigious liberal arts college.
July 11, 2008
Three weeks ago, a student, a veteran of two tours in Iraq, a sniper who had already dropped out once a year ago when three of his buddies in Iraq died in one week, handed in an essay that terrified me. “Suicide Prevention,” I discovered right away, is one of the top information requests from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs home page. Before thinking about writing a column about military veterans at community colleges, I made sure the student, whom I’ll call The Student, is OK. He is.

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