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Faculty Profile with Dr. Adam Hodge

This month, the Vitruvian staff had the honor of interviewing Dr. Adam Hodge, a member of the faculty in the Lourdes Department of History. 

Dr. Hodge, a native of Northeast Ohio, took an interesting route in his journey to Lourdes University.  He completed his undergrad at Thiel College in Pennsylvania, and went on to finish his graduate work at Kent State. He attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for his PhD. 

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Technology and Poverty: Bridging the Digital Divide

In today’s fast moving, ever growing world of technology, access to information and opportunity is practically instantaneous, and easier than ever. For many, it creates a world of opportunity that in the past was considered limited to the privileged upper echelons of society.

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Tricky Technologies and Brazilian Bugs

Technology in the classroom can be a tricky thing. Some mornings when I walk into my classroom, the internet is down. Other mornings, a student’s laptop won’t start. On yet another morning, a student has a cracked screen from attempting to juggle his laptop at lunch.  Yes, having an entirely paperless classroom can be a tricky, frustrating, and a downright comical thing. But I wouldn’t trade what we are able to do in the classroom with technology for just about anything.

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A Community in Sorrow: Saying Good-Bye to Our Beloved Franciscan Academy

Many in the Sylvania community were outraged upon hearing that the Franciscan Academy of Lourdes University will be closing at the end of the 2013-2014 school year. After decades of providing a prestigious private education, the outrage is understandable.

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Hunger in education

"Don't you ever eat breakfast?" I asked my high school-aged brother as I was taking him to school one morning. "Nah," he replied, as do the majority of students today. In our hardworking society where parents are working long hours, rushing off to work in the morning, or even in severe cases, are simply not around, ensuring students get a hearty breakfast before school has been placed on the backburner. Even as adults, our bad habits have carried over into many of us failing to nourish our bodies first thing before work in the morning.

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