One heck of a coincidence

Herald-Times readers who read the jail books in Sunday’s paper may have noticed that a Tevin Coleman was arrested for OWI-endangerment in Monroe County early Saturday morning. That Tevin Coleman is not Indiana running back Tevin Coleman, according to the Monroe County Prosecutor’s Office. Both are 21 years old and both grew up within 15 minutes of each other in the Chicago suburbs, but they are not the same person.

The arrested Tevin Coleman’s middle name is Alan. According to the probable cause affidavit for his arrest, he is from Richton Park, Ill., he is 6-foot, 170 pounds and he was born on Feb. 22, 1993. Indiana running back Tevin Coleman’s middle name is Ford. He is from Tinley Park, Ill., is listed at 6-1, 210 pounds and was born on April 16, 1993.

 

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  1. Sorry to go off-topic(sorta why I picked this thread), but I caught this story/program on NPR radio last night and thought it was worth sharing. There’s a 50-minute podcast that can also be found via the link in the blockquote.

    In a society that conducts more and more work and play online, these online offerings seem to represent a natural progression of the higher education experience. Proponents point out that “college by Internet” is flexible and economical, and allows students to review material as needed. But skeptics are concerned that taking courses online is a pale substitute for real-world exchanges with instructors and peers inside a classroom.

    Two teams recently faced off on the motion, “More Clicks, Fewer Bricks: The Lecture Hall is Obsolete,” in an Oxford-style debate for Intelligence Squared U.S. In these events, the team that sways the most people by the end of the debate is declared the winner.

    Before the debate, the audience at Columbia University’s Miller Theater in New York voted 18 percent in favor of the motion and 59 percent against, with 23 percent undecided. Afterward, 44 percent agreed with the motion, while 47 percent disagreed — meaning the side arguing that the lecture hall is obsolete were the winners of this particular debate

    What does the increasing world of Massive Open Online Courses(MOOCS)eventually mean for college athletics?

    After listening to the NPR story on the radio last night, I began to wonder if all the dollars we have borrowed for our kids’ college degree truly makes any sense. It seems more and more companies are working alongside MOOCS to structure classes with professors that will match up the skills they need when searching for future employees. Technology is bringing pools of unique talent to the fingertips of these prospective employers. Subgroups of students worldwide can collaborate via the unique methods MOOCS brings their skills together. Some very prestigious universities are beginning to examine bringing MOOCS into their offerings. Professors are conflicted to support it when they see the potential of colleagues being cut out of the teaching profession…It becomes a numbers game. It may also become a far more efficient way to match/structure education in a far more practical means to meet demands/skills with some of the best companies in a more technology driven world.

    Will the brick and mortar state schools be able to survive? Will students and families continue to absorb monumental debt when MOOCS can provide far less financial burdens with some clear advantages to targeting modern day corporations that will begin to work more in conjunction with the on line world to fulfill better matches with career opportunities?

    Many highly respected professors that have taught in the Ivy League claim some of their most rewarding teaching experiences came from the unique way MOOCS brought such diverse opinions and ideas from students in every remote corner of the globe that would have never otherwise had the opportunity in a classroom/campus-based setting.

    Makes me wonder if college athletics will survive the mass changes technology is creating in the education world.

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