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Educated Spring2012

Educated Spring2012

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The Campus Boogie,The CiTy’s BesT CulTural andinTelleCTual happenings
Inside NewYork’s Exclusive Alumni ClubsInnovation in Educating: How Technologyis a Game Changer 
THE EDUCATED OBSERVER
SPRING 2012
 
SPecIal adveRtISING SuPPlemeNt to the New YoRk obSeRveR
 
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At Hofstra, you’re at the center of everything.So you can learn more. Think more. Be more.More than 140 degree programs. Hundreds of clubs and activities. A well-connected alumni network.And easy 30-minute access to all the jobs,internships and entertainment New York Cityhas to offer. All on a suburban Long Island campusso beautiful, it’s a registered arboretum.If you’re ready to do more with your education,Hofstra University is ready for you.
Find out more
Spring Open House, April 29
hofstra.edu/observer
 
 
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THE EDUCATED OBSERVER
SPRING 2012
 
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Publisher JARED KUSHNEREditorial Director ELIZABETH SPIERSPresident CHRISTOPHER BARNESExecutive V.P. BARRY LEWISSenior V.P., JAMIEAssociate Publisher FORRESTEditorial Manaer MICHAEL WOODSMALLMarketin Manaer ZARAH BURSTEINController MARK PASqUERELLAAudience Development SYDNEY SARACHANAccounts Payable Manaer TRACY ROBERTSAccounts Receivable IAN MCCORMICK
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When most people think about springtime at college, they imagineblossoming campus quads, looming nal exams and hopeful graduatesdwelling on future plans after the marathon of events concludes. But in“The City That Never Sleeps” and beyond, campus life is doing anything butwinding down. As students and graduates prepare for summer,
The Educated Observer 
investigates some of the developments in learning that are becomingincreasingly popular, as well as a range of current topics on the minds of manyacademics.First, on page 2, Erica Martin takes us into New York City’s elite assortmentof university and alumni clubs. She talks with members to gure out what allthe fuss is about. A growing trend among students is continuing educationthrough the summer months. Ben Weitzenkorn explores a handful of theeducational programs and courses that are popular with many year-roundscholars today (pages 6-8). Mr. Weitzenkorn then writes about technologicalinnovations in education that are changing the way students learn and shareinformation in the classroom. Read all about it on pages 11-13.It’s no myth that campuses boast beautiful outdoor spaces for students andthe public to study, socialize and relax in. Michael Ewing takes us on a journeyto some of his favorite college greens in the City (pages 14-16). On pages 19-20,Danny Herman discusses his views on the benets of study abroad and a few of the programs out there.From Julliard to FIT, every New York City institution of higher learningoers a wide range of cultural and academic seminars and events open tothe public.
The Educated Observer 
presents a sampling of this season’s bestbets on pages (22-23). We then hear from City professors championinginterdisciplinary curricula. Lara Rosenblum reports on pages 24-25. Finally, onpages 26-27, Annie Cusick speaks to a few college standouts making waves attheir respective schools.You’re bound to enjoy our eclectic mix of education features in this edition!Cheers,
 Benjamin-Émile Le Hay
SPRING 2012
A SPECIAL ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENTTO THE NEW YORK OBSERVER
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Alumni Clubs |
The best and brightestalumni stay connected in style.
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Year-round Classroom |
How students arecontinuing their education with stimulatingcourses during summer months.
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Technology Invades the Classroom |
Ben Weitzenkornreports how two young New York startups are rapidlychanging the ways we teach, learn and think abouteducation.
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Winter Is Over and Spring Has Sprung |
Michael Ewingstrolls New York City’s best college green spaces.
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Sojourns and Studying |
How study abroadhas evolved and where students are going.
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The Campus Boogie |
New York City universitiesand colleges deliver top-notch cultural andintellectual happenings.
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Professors Talk |
Lara Rosenblum questionsscholars on their inventive interdisciplinarycurricula.
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Generation Next |
City student leaders on the move.
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