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How to Look Like a Rockstar in Zoom

Zoom has become the virtual meeting platform of choice for thousands of people due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re new to Zoom, or virtual meetings in general, the idea of online meetings can be overwhelming for us who’ve never worked or taken classes from home. Below are some ways you can at least look the part on Zoom....

3 months 2 weeks ago
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IMPORTANT! UNI Courses Moved Online, Dorm Closures

In adherence to the continued guidance from the Iowa Board of Regents as well as state and national officials regarding protecting public health, the University of Northern Iowa is making important adjustments at this time.  Coursework All courses will be taught online beginning Monday, March 23, and will remain online...

3 months 3 weeks ago
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Use These Tips for Success as an Online Student

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of universities throughout the world have been forced to make drastic changes, like moving to online course delivery. While many students assume that learning online is easier than the traditional in-person route, the opposite is often true. Online learning requires a higher level of...

3 months 3 weeks ago
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Wealthy Hoarders—American style

Recently I’ve seen a spate of posts on Facebook—granted not the most veracious of mediums—bemoaning rich Americans’ penchant for “hoarding” their wealth. One envisions human versions of Disney’s Scrooge McDuck character defying physics by diving into treasure chests of gold coins. Compared with wealthy people of the past, one...

4 months 5 days ago
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In praise of cost cutting

Major American airlines are notorious for squeezing more passengers onto their planes. The image of sardines in a can is apt. Passengers, of course, whine. Pundits, consumer advocates, and legislators are outraged and claim airlines are only interested in increasing profits. Is it ethical to reduce costs or to increase revenues...

4 months 1 week ago
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Billionaires should not exist

The title is a quote from Senator and Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Apparently he used to say, “Millionaires shouldn’t exist,” but given that he is now a millionaire thanks to his books, he has altered his slogan. I think I heard one candidate claim in an advertisement, “People, not billionaires,” so apparently...

4 months 2 weeks ago

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