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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,
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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 benets of study abroad and a few of the programs out there.From Julliard to FIT, every New York City institution of higher learningoers a wide range of cultural and academic seminars and events open tothe public.
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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,
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Alumni Clubs |
The best and brightestalumni stay connected in style.
Year-round Classroom |
How students arecontinuing their education with stimulatingcourses during summer months.
Technology Invades the Classroom |
Ben Weitzenkornreports how two young New York startups are rapidlychanging the ways we teach, learn and think abouteducation.
Winter Is Over and Spring Has Sprung |
Michael Ewingstrolls New York City’s best college green spaces.
Sojourns and Studying |
How study abroadhas evolved and where students are going.
The Campus Boogie |
New York City universitiesand colleges deliver top-notch cultural andintellectual happenings.
Professors Talk |
Lara Rosenblum questionsscholars on their inventive interdisciplinarycurricula.
Generation Next |
City student leaders on the move.
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