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Lorna Collier
Illinois writer/editor/author
Illinois writer/editor/author
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More online legal education coming? Here's an article I wrote for US News looking at a new hybrid JD program approved by the ABA and what it might mean for more such programs in the future. 

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An interview with Tilli Schulze about our book, "Tilli's Story: My Thoughts Are Free," appeared in a German newspaper recently. A German writer interviewed Tilli and her family while they were visiting the country in December. I'm posting the article here, but it's in German. Can't figure out how to translate the PDF into English, and so far can't find the article online. Any suggestions how to do this? 
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I know the virtues of a liberal arts education, having had one myself (English major here!). But given college costs and the still-high unemployment rate, is it better to focus on practical, marketable skills? And should more people consider community colleges and online training programs for these skills, rather than traditional four-year schools? One study finds that 30 percent of community-college degree holders earn more money than bachelor's-degree holders, at least initially. 

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A book I wrote - "Tilli's Story: My Thoughts Are Free" - is up for a best nonfiction award in the eFestival of Words 2013 competition. Check it out & if you are so inclined vote at http://t.co/WAVLIHk5u6 #ebooks Thanks!

Anybody else annoyed by CNN's nonstop coverage of the Zimmerman trial? To me it rates maybe a five-minute recap every now and then. So many more pressing and important issues face us. Leave the blow-by-blow courtroom stuff to other channels, please! But I guess the new CNN is not about in-depth, serious news coverage any longer (witness the departure of Soledad O'Brien - a great hard-news interviewer - as just one example). The dearth of good, nonpartisan, tough & independent mainstream news coverage today is a pretty sad thing. 

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Really enjoyed this TED talk by game designer Jane McGonigal, in which she talks about how to live life with no regrets - and shares tips that will give you years of extra life. Just watching her talk can give you 7 extra minutes of living. :) I caught this on Netflix on my AppleTV but you can watch online too. 

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