Everglades Restoration Project

Date: Friday, February 1, 2013
Category: Perspectives
Summary: There are seriously needed initiatives to bring the Everglades back to its healthy former glory and save a number of species of plants and animals. While some of the initiatives may cost more than a little money, the price tag is well worth conserving the natural plants and animals of the Everglades. more…

Oceans: The World's Dump Site

Date: Monday, July 9, 2012
Category: Perspectives
Summary: An accidentally discarded plastic water bottle or shopping bag may seem like the type of litter typically found along an urban roadside but when these items are found adrift, off the coast of Antarctica, it seems startlingly out-of-place to most people. Since the majority of our planet is covered by oceans, they seem vast, pure and limitless. more…

Wind Energy in Florida

Date: Monday, April 8, 2013
Category: Perspectives
Summary: Clean, renewable energy sources are becoming increasingly more important in the state of Florida. With home electricity consumption rates among the highest in the country, there is a need for renewable energy sources in Florida, but the state only generates 1.1% of renewable power in the United States. more…

General Education

Date: Monday, September 22, 2014
Summary: Generally speaking, a general education is meant to prepare a graduate for civic and professional life by inculcating skills and knowledge presumed to be essential to the world outside the classroom. As such, the general education curriculum is closely linked to the Knowledge Commons, since most of what we know -- or what we think we know -- comes through formal education. more…

Memory Craft, Domestic Technology, and Memory Archive

Date: Monday, February 3, 2014
Category: Perspectives
Summary: Vacuuming, washing dishes, dusting, and other examples of housework are all common forms of domestic technology. This “home” work falls under the same category of domestic science defined in the nineteenth-century by women such as Harriet Beecher Stowe (in her book The American Woman’s Home) and Lydia Child (in The American Frugal Housewife). more…