09/08/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Dispatch From Beck University: Student Enrolls For Faith 101

Since I've been lacking formal education in my life this summer, I took the plunge and signed up for Beck University's first class, which debuted Wednesday night. Donning my classroom-appropriate gym shorts and t-shirt, I logged in early and eagerly waited for the session to begin. In the minutes leading up to our professor's arrival, the live feed played new-age Celtic, soft rock, and techno music, which set an odd mood for serious learning. At 8:01 p.m., class began with a short intro from Chancellor Beck, who stated: "You will learn more in this next hour than you ever have in American history."


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