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Response to NYT op-ed: College for Grown-Ups

by Melody Rose, Ph.D.

Dr. Stevens’ editorial, College for Grown-Ups, piqued my interest. Not because of the topic, but because of the date. This op-ed piece was published in yesterday’s New York Times on the topic of the changing reality of the traditional college student and that higher education needs to step up, adapt and provide an educational environment that meets the needs of today’s population.

Why did the date of the article surprise me? Because this is not a new issue, at least not new to us at Marylhurst University – a liberal arts college located south of Portland, Ore. Data and trends tracking the interests, needs and expectations of college students have pointed to this changing reality for decades.

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My True Passion

By David Walker After more than a year in development, and several decades of wishful thinking, it was announced that I am writing the upcoming “Shaft” comic book series for Dynamite Entertainment. “Shaft” was originally written by Ernest Tidyman, who followed with six other books and a popular series of films in the 1970s. Translating […]

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Barry Bennett on the Benefits of Unions

Marylhurst MBA faculty member Barry Bennett writes about the need for unions in this recent Oregonian article:

“The “union wage premium” — the amount by which wages of unionized employees exceed those of non-unionized employees — is about 14 percent. In addition, unionized workers are 28 percent more likely than non-unionized workers to have employer-provided health care and 54 percent more likely to have employer pension plans.” Bennett writes.

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A Weekend @ Marylhurst – The English Lit. & New Media Residency

In Summer our campus, for the most part, is quiet and still. However, for the past three days it has been host to a flurry of creativity.

Our English Literature and New Media (ELNM) students, who do a majority of their work online, have just completed one of their on-campus residency weekends. The residency is when our ELNM students fly, drive, and bus in to participate in an intense twenty-four hours worth of multimedia courses.

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Celebrating 120 years

In 1893, the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary received a charter from the State of Oregon to grant baccalaureate degrees. 2013 marks Marylhurst University’s 120th year. This place has evolved and adapted with the times, most notably within the arena of online education. Our philosophy and vision, however, have remained constant: To […]

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Introducing: the Marylhurst blog portal

Here at Marylhurst we are curious, passionate, mindful and engaged. We care about the world’s affairs and our place amongst them. We value thoughtful, provocative conversations about sustainability, politics, and pop culture. We don’t shy away from potentially controversial topics. Because they’re important. The Marylhurst Blog is a space to engage and discuss the relevant, […]

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