Thursday, November 08, 2012
Inspire Speakers Series
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Join Phipps and Green Building Alliance (GBA) on the second Thursday of each month to hear from local and national sustainability experts as a participant in the Inspire Speakers Series. Special guests for the Nov. 8 talk are Bill Reed (nationally recognized consultant and lecturer; president, Integrative Design Collaborative) and Joel Glanzberg (acclaimed author and educator; cofounder and director, Flowering Tree Permaculture Institute). Refreshments will be provided and registrants are invited to tour Phipps one hour before the start of the talk. Registration required through GBA. Register online at www.go-gba.org/inspirespeakersseries
U.S. Department of Education gave failing grades to 800 for-profit colleges, 9 in Western Pennsylvania, for not meeting new federal debt-to earnings benchmarks, risking loss of federal financial aid. Academic programs fail if recent graduates' debt payment exceeds 12 percent of their total earnings. Critics call the measures unfair and discriminatory as they are not applied to traditional colleges and universities but signal out vocational schools concentrated in fields traditionally offering lower incomes at the beginning of the career cycle.
Should Edward Snowden receive speaker fees from Pitt students who attend a partially State funded University?