The cyber road to the White House?
Alexis Rice, seen here by the
White House, studied blogs in political campaigns for her
master's thesis in the Communication in Contemporary
Blog. To some people, the word may conjure up images
of a creature from a fantasy realm, but for Johns Hopkins
graduate student Alexis Rice, the term is the future of
Short for Weblog, the blog in its true
form is a regularly updated online journal that allows
users to stay in touch with each other. For a political
campaign, a blog can be a forum, a mouthpiece and a
powerful fund-raising vehicle all in one.
Trustees set tuitions for
Tuition for full-time undergraduates at Homewood will
increase 4.9 percent next year, the third year in a row and
the sixth in the last eight that the university has held
the annual increase below 5 percent.
Bilingual methods improve reading
Calling for an end to ideological debates on teaching
English language learners to read, a new report analyzing
more than three decades of research finds that bilingual
education programs produce higher levels of student
achievement in reading than English-only approaches for
this rapidly growing population. Today, about 20 percent of
students in the United States come from homes in which
English is not the primary language spoken.