Most people don’t know where it is. Most people have never seen it. Most people have never even heard of it. Despite this, the William B. Travis Building in Austin, Texas is where American history is made. Correction, this is where the events and memories of the present and near past get wedged into America’s long-term cultural memory or slip into oblivion. Since Texas buys or distributes 48 million textbooks annually, educational publishers tailor their products to fit the standards adopted by the Lone Star State. This makes the Texas state board of education, which is housed in the William B. Travis Building, the most influential state board of education in America. Every year this board draws national attention when it meets to adopt or reject proposed changes to the social studies curriculum, which are guidelines that will affect children across America for the next 10 years. In 2010, the most fiercely debated proposal was bringing Christianity into the coverage of American history. More specifically bringing the Christian “truth” about America’s founding into public schools. However, this debate has been going on since the early nineteenth century. People have always questioned how to reconcile the idea of America as a Christian nation with that of America as a beacon for religious freedom. To answer this question for ourselves, we must understand religious life in colonial America, religion in the Constitution and the debate surrounding Jefferson’s “Wall of Separation”
The building was a marvel of modern engineering. A carbon neutral, solar and geothermal powered monument to the future. The outside of the building a sleek combination of recycled redwood and interlocking solar panels. The inside’s high vaulted ceilings and sleek white pillars formed a cavernous inner space. Three classrooms divided the building into working spaces. The bright L.E.D lighting and modern fixtures completed the buildings futuristic design. This building was the newest in a long line of additions to my middle school's campus.
Geoffrey Wright, an El Paso architect, describes Henry Trost’s grand design of El Paso High School incorrectly as a “renaissance revival” in a 1991 article in the Austin American-Statesman. Although he was mistaken in this observation, he made another observation that was correct, which is that the eastern façade of El Paso High School’s six humongous columns, on top of it’s bases and adorned with acanthus leaves, is most definitely a design of the Classical Revival style. He also went on to state, “[T]he style adopted the best parts of Greek and Italian architecture centuries later.”
College is the next stepping stone to better or advance ones social standing in life, whether it is moving from a blue collar lifestyle to white collar, or to continue to further their career path. However, it comes with an “unavoidable result.” Alfred Lubrano discusses this “unavoidable result” in his text “The Shock of Education: How College Corrupts.” Lubrano discusses the topic of how furthering ones education opens more possibilities but at the same time distances those held most dearly. He explains that the more knowledge gained, the bigger the gap caused between friends and family due to differences in levels of knowledge. That distance is greatly increase if one comes from a poorer region where blue collar workers are the social
In the beginning of our great history of Texas Southern University, I’ve come to learn that Texas Southern was known by many other names before it became as we know it today. On September 14, 1927, the Houston Public School Board agreed to fund the creation of two new junior colleges, one for whites and one for African Americans. Houston Colored Junior College first enrollment count in the summer of 1927 was 300 which would dramatically change in the fall semester when the school dropped to just 88 students. The Houston Colored College was established to give African Americans the opportunity to receive a college education. The college progressed and improved so much that it became a member of the Association of Colleges and the Southern Association of Colleges, which is all about the improvement of education in the South through accreditation.
In 1907, a small college called the School of the Ozarks opened and later during the 1950s, it acquired over 1,400 acres to expand the facility. The Wall Street Journal labeled the School of the Ozarks as "Hard Work U" during the 1970’s because there was no tuition, just a work job program. Since 1990, when it was renamed the College of the Ozarks, this school has gone on to offer one of the most innovative tuition programs for local college bound students. The College of the Ozarks’ athletic teams is becoming well-known because in 2006, the Bobcats basketball team won NAIA Division national championship.
The purpose of this paper is to present a comprehensive yearly plan for Skylar Community College a small, but rapidly growing college in the small town of Skylar, Texas. The college has decided to revise its strategic plan by looking at its current year enrollment which has declined as compared to previous years. The college has asked its President to prepare this comprehensive plan and present it before the Board to implement for the next year. The paper starts with a brief overview of the mission and vision of Skylar Community College by discussing its major areas of concern in the long run.
John R. Thelin called the period from 1970 to 1980 “turbulent waters” for all institutions (Thelin, 2011, p. 317). After the golden age, the industry of Higher Education in the U.S. faced the not-so-bright future with a lot of colleges and universities being shut down. Thelin (2011, p. 337) points out that the institutions could have been prepared to handle the steadily declining enrollment, decreased revenues, decline in funding, stagflation, and rising campus maintenance costs if only they picked on the first signs of upcoming financial crisis when in 1970, the share price of the NSMC fell from $140 to $7 over the short period of time (Thelin, 2011, p. 317). However, the universities and colleges of that time were so confident and relied on “the public image of higher education as a “growth industry” (Thelin, 2011, p. 318) so much, that they were not monitoring the changing situation and thus, were not fast enough in adopting to new conditions. It does not mean that there were many college closings; vice a versa, some colleges grew, opened new programs and applied for research grants. These colleges adopted the enterprise thinking (Thelin, 2011, p. 337).
In light of being denied the Federal Pell Grant from applying for the FAFSA, I will now rely upon grants from scholarships I have been applying for. Along with my own money from future jobs and my family's contributions to my education. For the past year and still continuing, I have received money from my family in order to save up for college. Money that I received during daily responsibilities around the house. No matter the quantity, due to the fact that I am unemployed. For the reason that I have been entirely focusing on my high school education since I am still in High School and in the ACE Program. Nevertheless, I plan to obtain a job in the near future to aid my education in Chandler-Gilbert Community College. Whether that job is in
I agree with the students who want to change the name of the Forrest Hall Building on MTSU campus, because I think our students have the responsibility as those with the power to change this name since we don’t want to our state university to represent something hateful. When MTSU built its ROTC building in 1954, President Smith named it Forrest Hall in honor of Nathan Bedford Forrest’s reputation as an “interpid confederate cavalry leader who won fame with his brilliant raids. Maybe that was Forrest’s reputation in 1954, but in 2015 Forrest’s reputation becomes one of hate, racism, and violence. We do not want or need that at MTSU.
The Tarrant County Courthouse is a beautiful structure full of historical importance that deserves to be treasured. Tarrant County is the story of Indian battles, cattle drives, gunfights, and plantations. Railroads and high-tech assembly lines all happened here. The mission of Tarrant County Historical Commission is to “ensure that the story is saved, and savored for generations to come.” The commission meets regularly six times a year. Commissioners court, appoints two year terms. Commissioners operate their own by-laws, and are in close association with the Texas Historical Commission in Austin. “Tarrant County’s businesses today reach around the globe and the county’s commercial and industrial airports are among the country’s foremost international gateways.” Tarrant County was named after Edward H. Tarrant, a military commander, Texas Ranger, and an Indian fighter who was the man responsible for the removal of most Indians who lived in the area.
Bill Montgomery did not buy the O’Connor building with the intention of making it into an art gallery, it just happened. Built over 100 years ago, the building continues to shelter the dreams and ambitions of its inhabitants.
The McCormick Tribune Campus Center has two primary components, the one-story building that has multiple different activities for students and guests, and the long stainless steel tube that is placed directly above the roof of the building. The function of the steel tube is that it is designed to greatly muffle the noise and vibration generated by the passing commuter trains. According to IIT, the tube muffles the train noise noise from an average 120 dB to about 70-80 dB outside the building, about 70 dB inside the building.
When I first came to Vanier College in late August, I never thought that there was so much to be proud of Vanier. Only when I introduced my college to my cousin, who came frhat I’ve found myself very pound of Vanier. Vanier college stands on the peak because it offers a variety of good services, allows us to meet people from everywhere around the world and gives us more freedom.
The building labeled B appears to be the main building for courses at Local Community College. Students walk in and out of the building all day and stop only to enter a classroom or buy food from the vending machines which fill one corner of the building’s long hallway. Often, students sit on the chairs that line the walls while waiting for a class to start, but for now the hallway is nearly empty and waiting for the ambush of students.