Don’t know the graduate next to you? You’re not alone. One-third of students take at least one class online.

Don’t know the graduate next to you? You’re not alone. One-third of students take at least one class online.

Two decades ago, when I was a student in a part-time master’s degree program at Johns Hopkins University, I would hurry from my office twice a week to make class, hoping like many of my classmates for a few minutes to grab coffee and a bite to eat before settling in for the 2 1/2-hour seminars. Next week, when I address the graduating class of the same school, most of them will probably be meeting face-to-face for the first time at commencement: 70 percent of this year’s graduates earned their master’s…

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Florida Governor: ‘If You’re Able to Go Early, Leave Now’

Florida Governor: ‘If You’re Able to Go Early, Leave Now’

People boarded up beach homes, schools closed and officials ordered evacuations along the East Coast on Wednesday as Hurricane Matthew tore through the Bahamas and took aim at Florida, where the governor urged coastal residents to “leave now” if they were able. Matthew was a dangerous and life-threatening Category 3 storm with sustained winds of 120 mph, and it was expected to be very near Florida’s Atlantic coast by Thursday evening. At least 11 deaths in the Caribbean have been blamed on the storm. In South Carolina, traffic was bumper-to-bumper…

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What You’re Twice as Likely to Do When You Telecommute

What You’re Twice as Likely to Do When You Telecommute

Telecommuting is on the rise. As the number of folks who work from home increases, new data begin to emerge about their experience. If you’re considering telecommuting at some point in the future, the results of a recent survey should be of interest to you. (Photo Credit: mccun934/Flickr) Earlier this year, the firm Leadership IQ surveyed over 3,000 employers to try to learn a bit more about how telecommuters, mobile workers (folks who are in and out of the office), and traditional office workers compare and contrast. Recently, Leadership IQ…

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Have a Messy Desk? You’re in Great Company

Have a Messy Desk? You’re in Great Company

Do you have a messy office? Maybe your co-workers laugh about it a little when they pass by, but you assure them that you can “find anything in a matter of seconds” despite the way things look. Do you sometimes find yourself wondering how or why others manage to keep their spaces so tidy? If you have a messy desk, don’t fret. It’s not as bad a sign as you, or others, might think. Here are a few things you should know. (Photo Credit: F. Schmutzer/Wikimedia Commons) 1. Lots of…

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