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Sunday, April 29, 2007

College Decision

The first of May is just around the corner. This is the day that all of the colleges and universities want a decision. I have decided to attend RPI. I went on a thousand-mile round trip a few weeks ago to visit Rensselaer in Troy, New York. I liked what I saw, especially the technology. I also liked their innovative class rooms. Instead of every class being in a lecture hall, (though there are some of these,) they have "studio-based" classrooms that allow everything to be hands-on. There are two very long circular and concentric desks around the edge of the room. The outer one is elevated so that those seated there can see over the heads of those in front of them. There are also monitors spaced out across the circular tables. On these monitors, the instructor can show whatever he is doing, be it an experiment, or a Power Point presentation. Also, every student has a powerful notebook computer. I went on a tour around the campus, and it was quite nice. My dad went with me, and his only complaint was that it was so cold. It didn't bother me too much, though.

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URL Change

I had been putting off the changeover to Google accounts from the old blogger accounts. Google finally made it mandatory, and in the process, I seem to have lost control of my old address, jamescassell.blogspot.com. When that address is visited, is says, "This blog is under review due to possible Blogger Terms of Service violations and is open to authors only." The only reason this concerns me is that anyone looking for this blog at that address will not find it. A while back, I said that I was transitioning to JamesCassell.com. That never quite happened, but now it has, though not by my choice. Anyway, if anyone wants to find me, they can do so at this new address.

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