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  • College Connection - Tuesday Jun 02, 2015 | 10:05 am

    What does healing mean and how is it different from curing?

    As a registered nurse and certified advanced holistic nurse I am interested in healing: for self and for others. What does healing mean and how is it different from curing? Why should we care about healing in healthcare? According to Lissa Rankin, a medical doctor, you can cure without healing, as curing means to eliminate all evidence of disease, whereas healing focuses on the mind-body-spirit and the process of becoming […]

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  • College Connection - Tuesday May 26, 2015 | 5:58 pm

    The language of education. Is it just business?

    People often use the language of business when discussing education. When using this language, students are considered customers and faculty are considered employees of the educational institution. In lots of ways, this language is appropriate. Faculty really are employees; universities have budgets, revenue and expenses and need to ensure that the bottom line is considered when making decisions. But there are ways in which this language of business is inappropriate […]

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  • College Connection - Wednesday May 20, 2015 | 1:00 pm

    Giving Mainers food security, healthy options

    Sometimes, things just feel right, even if that thing is a drastic life change. At the beginning of this year, Tina Bonsant made a drastic change. She left her job of 20 years with the state government to embark on a journey of growth. Food growth, that is. Tina saw a need that she wanted to meet in her community. As she says, “Food is a right, not a privilege.” After […]

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  • College Connection - Tuesday May 12, 2015 | 9:20 am

    Age ain’t nothin’ but a number? In public university classroom, it’s true.

    In the early 1990s I stepped away from college for what I thought would be a year or two break, in order to focus on other things. Little did I know at the time that the other things would turn out to include meeting and marrying my wife, having children and partaking in the oh-so-many adventures that come with raising a family. The years rolled by at a quickening pace […]

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    College Connection - Monday May 04, 2015 | 5:50 am

    Do we really need more architects in Maine?

    Do we really need more architects in Maine? As a professor of architecture in the state of Maine’s only professional architecture program, this is a question I am often asked. The answer is clear to me: of course we do. After all, training the next generation of architects in Maine is what I have spent the past 10 years of my life doing. But if I pause and consider the […]

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    College Connection - Thursday Apr 16, 2015 | 12:27 pm

    Women and men at the State House: Is there a difference?

    Former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell has an idea to fundamentally change politics: mandate that at least one of two seats in a legislature is occupied by a woman. Why is it important to increase the number of women in legislatures? Campbell explains that “it’s not a men-versus-women thing, it’s a matter of having different perspectives that qualify one another… Women experience the world differently from men in many perspectives and […]

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  • College Connection - Tuesday Apr 07, 2015 | 5:14 pm

    How technology affects end of life issues

    I recently supported a dear friend who was faced with caring for her terminally ill husband. The conversations I had with my friend ran deep, and the main challenge was supporting her in determining the prognosis clearly from the various doctors and providers. The questions for her to answer were: Why is he still on the ventilator? What is the prognosis? And what did he want medically at the end of life? […]

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    College Connection - Tuesday Apr 07, 2015 | 4:32 pm

    Why does Augusta get a bum rap on crime? It’s a city thing.

    When the real estate website Movoto declared Augusta to be the “#1 most dangerous place in Maine” this February, was that fair? An article in the Kennebec Journal listed a number of sensible complaints about this label. In this post, I’d like to develop one thread of criticism a bit further: crime rates in Augusta may appear unfairly large simply because Augusta is a city. Movoto didn’t do any original research […]

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