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Liz Ricketts

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Educated Expectations Ask

(0) Comments | Posted December 20, 2011 | 2:52 PM

Questions are the currency of students. That isn't new. What is new is the expectation students have that they can locate answers online in Google time. If the answers are assumed to just be "there" then what is the value of asking? Is there such a thing as an answer...

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"The Why" -- (sustainable) Fashion's Night Out

(0) Comments | Posted September 20, 2011 | 10:32 PM

Over 500 people filled the Textile Arts Center's new Manhattan location for (sustainable) Fashion's Night Out... and they just wouldn't leave. What were they waiting for? The goody bags were long gone and we hadn't promised any celebrity entertainment that I was aware of. Guests even stood patiently...

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The Circle Connection -- Part 1: Re-Fashioning Childhood

(0) Comments | Posted June 15, 2011 | 3:02 PM

What does "childhood" mean to a child? Yes, we admit it seems like a silly question at first, and several of our young participants alerted us to the redundancy (as politely as possible), but after we explained that children in Accra, Ghana would receive the answers in the form of...

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