Ryan Carson: The Naive Optimist

Ryan Carson: The Naive Optimist

The blog of Ryan Carson. I’m a father, entrepreneur and lover of movies. Co-Founder and CEO of Treehouse.

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The Great Cost Shift Continues: State Higher Education Funding After the Recession | Demos

The Great Cost Shift Continues: State Higher Education Funding After the Recession | Demos
The Great Recession intensified these trends, leading to unprecedented declines in state funding for higher education and steep tuition increases: NATIONWIDE CUTS: 49 states (all but North Dakota) are spending less per student on higher education than they did before the Great Recession.3 In contrast, only 33 states cut per-student spending between 2001 and 2008,4 the period since the last recession. MANY DEEP CUTS: In many states, the cuts have been especially deep. Since the recession, 28 states have cut per-student funding by more than 25 percent, compared to just one state—Michigan—that did so between 2001 and 2008. ESCALATING TUITION: Funding cuts have led to large tuition increases. Nationally, average tuition at 4-year public universities increased by 20 percent in the four years since 2008 after rising 14 percent in the four years prior. In seven states, average tuition increased by more than a third, and two states—Arizona and California—have raised it by more than two-th

Big Red II Cray Supercomputer at Indiana University

Big Red II Cray Supercomputer at Indiana University
With a peak performance of 1 petaflop, Big Red II offers users a hybrid compute environment consisting of: CPU compute nodes: Featuring two AMD Abu Dhabi X86-64 processors with 16 cores each, these nodes provide 32 cores and 64 GB of memory per node. GPU-enabled compute nodes: Containing one AMD Interlagos X86-64 processor and one NVIDIA Kepler K20 GPU, these nodes provide 32 GB of memory. All compute nodes are connected through the Cray Gemini interconnect.

Susan A. Patton: ‘Find a husband on campus’: Ivy League Tiger Mother writes open letter urging all Princeton women to marry their male peers like her own SONS ‘to avoid settling for dumber men from less prestigious schools’

Susan A. Patton: ‘Find a husband on campus’: Ivy League Tiger Mother writes open letter urging all Princeton women to marry their male peers like her own SONS ‘to avoid settling for dumber men from less prestigious schools’
Susan A. Patton, a proud Princeton University alumna and mother of two sons, penned a letter to the editor of the Daily Princetonean stating that one of the main goals for female students attending her school should be finding a husband that will be up to their high standards.

From scrubbing floors to Ivy League: Homeless student to go to dream college – CNN.com

From scrubbing floors to Ivy League: Homeless student to go to dream college – CNN.com
Dawn grew up in a ramshackle home with no electricity and no running water. She often went days, even weeks without showering. She and her brother Shane — who was equally studious in his schoolwork — would walk 20 minutes to a public park to fetch water.

“My grandma loved me, and she taught me a lot. She had lots of crafts around and watched History Channel with us. But …”

Dawn would go without showering two to three months at a time and wear the same dress to school for weeks straight. “When I was little, it seemed normal to me. I didn’t realize that other families weren’t living the same way that I was. And because of that I got teased, the kids would call me dirty.”

Dawn would turn 18 during the second semester, Putnam knew, making her an adult by law. So Putnam asked Dawn: “What do you want to do? She said, ‘I want to graduate from Burns. To be in the same school two years.’ “

So the community and Burns staff became her family.

Sheryl Kolton, a custodian and bus driver