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March 18, 2013
A Somber Look At College Tuition Rates

Many times I try to caution people about the rude awakening they face when looking at the cost of college. I have a sister who is a senior who is going through the process now. Once you get over the shock, you may find a host of other feelings — such as anger, confusion and […]

October 10, 2012
What Dana Holgerson Taught Me About Leadership Change

  Back in late 2011, I and many other Mountaineer fans were disappointed to see the seemingly premature outing of the lateĀ Bill Stewart from the head coach position of the WVU football program. Coach Stew had been there for WVU football for 11 years and stepped up to the plate during the 2008 Fiesta Bowl […]

February 28, 2012
Being a Black Student at WVU

When I decided to go to West Virginia University, it was a very haphazard decision. I had applied, I was accepted, and it had a decent reputation…so I enrolled. To be fair, I at least took a tour of the place before paying my first tuition payment. But I did not look into the culture […]

2012 Discover Orange Bowl January 5, 2012
2012 Orange Bowl Champions (A Marketing Dream)

First of all, I would like to say “congratulations” to the Mountaineers on an amazing victory over Clemson last night! šŸ˜€ Without a doubt, college athletic programs add a lot to a college’s brand, like it or not. They also help to bring a school’s nameĀ out into the spotlight, which in turn helps to bolster […]

woodburn hall December 2, 2011
Super Alums?

A few moments ago, I just received an email from WVU NARN regarding their new special website for members. The member’s section is pretty basic. But I did find (and print…sorry trees) the 51 page “Member Training Guide” that makes you a bona fide expert on West Virginia University. Seriously; master of this handbook should […]