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Voter Outreach

Voter Outreach

Concepts, strategies and objectives to move voters to action

Written by Peter Grear Educate, Organize and Mobilize: Each week over the past several months I’ve written about various aspects of voter suppression with the purpose of explaining its concepts,…

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Keatts A Keeper For New-Look Seahawks

Keatts A Keeper For New-Look Seahawks

New Head Men’s Basketball Coach was all smiles

New Head Men’s Basketball Coach was all smiles at Trask Coliseum. WILMINGTON, NC – Boldly proclaiming, “I’m a winner,” and promising “an exciting brand of basketball” newly-christened UNCW head men’s basketball coach Kevin Keatts said Tuesday that a new day in Seahawk basketball has arrived.

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Lied-to Children More Likely to Cheat and Lie

Lied-to Children More Likely to Cheat and Lie

The study tested 186 children ages 3 to 7

The study tested 186 children ages 3 to 7 in a temptation-resistance paradigm. Approximately half of the children were lied to by an experimenter, who said there was “a huge bowl of candy in the next room” but quickly confessed this was just a ruse to get the child to come play a game. 

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Unconscious Mind Can Detect a Liar When Conscious Mind Fails

The unconscious mind could catch a liar

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Alliance of North Carolina Black Elected Officials: Educate, Organize, and Mobilize

Alliance of North Carolina Black Elected Officials: Educate, Organize, and Mobilize

North Carolina Alliance of Black Elected Officials

Written by Peter Grear, Esq.  Since August 2013 I've continued to ask myself "what would an effective campaign to defeat voter suppression look like?” Well, on Friday, February 14, 2014, Valentine's Day, I got my answer from Richard Hooker, President of the…

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Essential Tips for College Campus Living

Written by Featured Organization on 13 August 2010.

Essential Tips for College Campus LivingIt’s August and around the country, thousands of college students are preparing to head to campus, many living in on-campus residential halls. Living away from home and with a roommate for the first time can be exciting but also challenging. Michael Scales, associate vice president for housing at Temple University, says there are steps students can take to make it a positive experience.

Because room space in residence halls is small and limited, Scales says the most important thing students should do is communicate with their roommate to coordinate which items each will bring to the residence hall so there is not a lot of duplication.

“Students should be cognizant of the fact that there is a fixed amount of space in the room,” he says. “I wouldn’t recommend that they bring any additional furniture. “It’s important to understand that the rooms and suites are furnished thoughtfully and additional furniture is not needed.

Scales says the five most important items students should bring with them to campus are:

1) A computer—either a laptop or desktop and “make sure that it meets the specifications of the college’s network.”

2) Appropriate length cables and cords for hooking up computers, printers and the like.

3) Anything that is going to make them comfortable. “Most students will choose to bring a TV and/or a radio/stereo/CD player.”

4) Whatever communication device they are going to use to stay in touch with their family and friends. “For most students that’s a cell phone, PDA or Smart Phone.”

5) Appropriate power such as UPC-approved power strips. “Students tend to bring more electrical devices than there are outlets.

During his career in student housing, Scales says he has seen students bring some unusual--as well as often ill-advised--things to their new living space, including console TVs, “concert-worthy” music speakers, full-size refrigerators, futons, poker tables and a wide variety of pets.

But he has also seen students, particularly female students, get very creative with their new rooms and decorate them to the point where they were worthy of being featured in a design magazine.

He says students should also make sure that any issues regarding their tuition bill, registration or class schedule have been tended to before arriving on campus, so they can “hit the ground running” when they arrive on campus and not waste time and stress running around campus dealing with matters that could be handled prior to arrival.

And finally, what is the best advice Scales can give students, as well as their parents, who are moving onto campus for the first time?

For students, it is “to get involved immediately. The research shows that the more involved or engaged a student becomes right away, the more likely they are to succeed and graduate.”

And for a parent, “they should understand that when a student calls home upset about something that happened in a classroom or residence hall, they are just venting.”

“Parents should just relax and trust that their students will overcome the challenges associated with leaving the nest,” he says.