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  •  Yeah, Urban Renewals Have Happened That Way... (5+ / 0-)

    About twenty years ago, a school in Boston known for it broadcast and performing arts programs, Emerson, bought a decaying old theater on the margins of the former Combat Zone and turned it into the college's new performance center.  As far as I know it's been pretty much a success.

    These days it's almost irresponsible not to consider internet access to classes, even if the school has a brick-and-mortar presence.  My feeling is to shy away from the internet format, however, because it reminds me too much of Phoenix and similar scams, and it reduces or eliminates the town revitalization.  Besides, a liberal arts vet like me believes that you don't learn online nearly like you do when surrounded physically by people. And if physical sciences are to be an emphasis of the program, as I'd intend, then the internet format simply won't work.  I'll need lab space.

    So what kind of curriculum have you considered?

    •  I haven't thought that deeply about it. (0+ / 0-)

      Just dreaming in the car while driving through small towns in the rural south.

      "The true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals." - Barack Obama

      by HeyMikey on Sat Mar 08, 2014 at 09:57:56 AM PST

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