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The roots of higher education in the United States are knotted into purpose and place. From a functional standpoint, almost all universities, public and private, existed for producing ministers. At Harvard, three in four graduates in the seventeenth century became working clergy. Most stayed in...
It has been said that people don’t plan to fail, but they do fail to plan. As the great philosopher Yogi Berra once said, “If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.” Or the father driving his family who looked over his shoulder and said, “We are lost, but we are...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Ronny Jackson (TX-13) issued the following statement in response to Wednesday's heinous attack at the U.S. Capitol. “What happened at the U.S. Capitol today is a stain on our nation. American heroes have died on battlefields all over this world to protect our freedoms...
Dear Readers: The 2020-2025 US Dietary Guidelines were unveiled last week by the US Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services. These recommendations are based on scientific evidence and advised by a team of nutrition experts, including Registered Dietitians, Medical...
Hi Taylor: I used to manage a restaurant and I’m tired of waiting for life to go back to normal. Any leads on part-time work I could pick up instead of just treading water? - Elsie Hey Elsie: I can’t say enough about the workers who have had to weather this pandemic. I’m so sorry hard times have...
On Jan. 6, 2021 Congress will meet to certify Electoral College votes for the President of the United States. This will be a defining day in American history. We can save our great country, or we can fall into the hands of radical socialists who want to abandon American values and take away...
Purple is a color I am generally neutral about, but it has taken decades for me to elevate it from negative status.  I’m guessing it barely made the grade for inclusion in those tiny boxes of crayons used down to the very last smidge by Early School first graders in 1944. Somebody claimed that it...
There is a story about a man who, on a visit to the country, decided he wanted to milk a cow so he could take some milk home for his family. He grabbed a stool and a bucket and walked out into the pasture where a cow was grazing. He found a spot he liked and sat down on his stool with his bucket...
The ball has dropped, the champagne has been drank and the black-eyed peas have been ate.  The world is magically a better place now that 2020 is in the history books right? Not quite. The year 2020 was a different year and presented us with all kinds of unique challenges.  A global pandemic that...
Fifth in a series on COVID-19 and studying in spring 2021. Originally published on December 31, 2013, and slightly modified here. As the effects of COVID-19 impact nearly every decision made regarding long-term investments, a college education is no exception. As West Texas A&M University plans...

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