Student records: Off the shelf and into the real world

Tom Green still recalls his trips into the musty archive holding the transcripts of Seton Hall University students. These records - bearing the handwriting of Seton Hall professors dating back to the 19th century - dutifully listed the course work completed by the first students to enroll at the university, the amount of time they spent in those classes and, of course, the grades awarded at semester’s end.

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Effort to enhance student records sets the stage for second chances

Houston, Texas - The quarter-mile separating the commuter parking lot from the main campus of the University of Houston- Downtown (UHD) is not an insurmountable distance. Still, given Houston’s famously oppressive humidity, most students choose an air-conditioned shuttle bus - or a trip on the city’s light-rail system - over a stroll to class.

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Well aware of the challenges, transcript team wades in boldly

Worcester, Mass. - Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) student Kwame Ofori will present an impressive list of achievements on the transcript that will be sent to the Worcester State University admissions office along with his transfer application to begin classes there next fall.

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Michael Feldman has captivated public radio listeners for years by mining the comedic potential of one simple question - the question posed in the title of his popular quiz show, Whad’Ya Know?

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Steve Giegerich

The stories in this issue of Focus were reported and written by Steve Giegerich. Giegerich, a former education writer for the Associated Press and a onetime journalism instructor at Columbia University, is a staff writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Writing | Steve Giegerich
Editing | David S. Powell
Editorial assistance |  Ruth Holladay
Photography | Shawn Spence
Design & development | IronGate Creative
Multimedia production | Matthew Jenkins

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