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Crossing The Finish Line

Author : William G. Bowen
ISBN : 9781400831463
Genre : Education
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The United States has long been a model for accessible, affordable education, as exemplified by the country's public universities. And yet less than 60 percent of the students entering American universities today are graduating. Why is this happening, and what can be done? Crossing the Finish Line provides the most detailed exploration ever of college completion at America's public universities. This groundbreaking book sheds light on such serious issues as dropout rates linked to race, gender, and socioeconomic status. Probing graduation rates at twenty-one flagship public universities and four statewide systems of public higher education, the authors focus on the progress of students in the entering class of 1999--from entry to graduation, transfer, or withdrawal. They examine the effects of parental education, family income, race and gender, high school grades, test scores, financial aid, and characteristics of universities attended (especially their selectivity). The conclusions are compelling: minority students and students from poor families have markedly lower graduation rates--and take longer to earn degrees--even when other variables are taken into account. Noting the strong performance of transfer students and the effects of financial constraints on student retention, the authors call for improved transfer and financial aid policies, and suggest ways of improving the sorting processes that match students to institutions. An outstanding combination of evidence and analysis, Crossing the Finish Line should be read by everyone who cares about the nation's higher education system.
Category: Education

Beyond The Finish Line

Author : Jonathan Finn
ISBN : 9780228004516
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In the 1880s photographers and sports enthusiasts confidently declared the end of dead heats in sporting competition. Reflecting a broader social belief in technology, proponents of the camera stressed that the device could provide definitive proof of who won and who lost. Yet despite this remedy for the inadequate human eye, competitive races between horses, boats, and bicycles ended too close to call a sole champion. More than a century later, when cameras can subdivide the second into ten-thousandths and beyond, athletes continue to cross the finish line in ties. In this fascinating journey through the history of the photo-finish in sports, Jonathan Finn shows how innovation was animated by a drive for ever more precise tools and a quest for perfect measurement. As he traces the technological developments inspired by this crusade - from the evolution of the still camera to movie cameras, ultimately leading to complex contemporary photo-finish systems - Finn uncovers the social implications of adopting and contesting the photograph as evidence in sport. At every turn empirical obsession intersects with the unpredictability of sports, creating a paradox wherein the precision offered by photo-finish technology far exceeds the realities of human performance and its measurement. Separating athletes by the hundredth, thousandth, or ten-thousandth of a second is often a fiction that comes with significant material and cultural implications. A lively biography of a critical technology, Beyond the Finish Line illuminates the cultural role of the photo-finish in win-at-all-costs culture and warn that in our pursuit for precision we may threaten the human element of sport that galvanizes mere spectators into fans.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Beyond The Finish Line

Author : Mal Whitfield
ISBN : 0972443908
Genre : Sports
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Olympic champion and statesman Mal Whitfield's remarkable story as U.S. sports goodwill ambassador and diplomat to Africa - a black American during the Cold War.
Category: Sports

Approaching The Finish Line

Author : Aaron S. Klieman
ISBN : UOM:39015050249880
Genre : Arab-Israeli conflict
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Category: Arab-Israeli conflict

Crossing The Finish Line

Author : Luis Vargas
ISBN : 9781532082177
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Crossing the Finish Line is a message of motivation and personal development. It is a comparison of a marathon with life. Even if you don’t run or practice any sport, you can benefit from this message to have a new start. Life is hard, and setbacks can take away the joy of life. The message of this book can help you to find balance in body, mind and spirit. Activities like running can oxygenate your brain, make your heart strong and teach you to be patient and disciplined. Good nutrition can keep your cells healthy and your body strong so you can accomplish your purpose. When you find your purpose in life, you can stablish relations with like-minded people that can bring good energy to your live, you can impact people around you and you can be the best version of your-self. Faith in God can make your spirit flourish and show you the way to complete the race of your life, to cross the finish line.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Crossing The Finish Line

Author : Lorie Friedman
ISBN : 9780595422906
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Finding comfort in the midst of a loved one's terminal illness can be difficult. It's a time of grief, stress, and an overall feeling of helplessness. Sometimes, all we want is a sympathetic ear, someone who knows what we're going through. Lorie Friedman is that someone. After her father's terminal lung cancer diagnosis, Friedman experienced a myriad of emotions, ranging from anger and fear to denial and disbelief. She felt caught in the time warp of waiting for her father to die-and there was little she could do about it. Throughout the last two weeks of her father's life, Friedman developed a closeness to the hospice employees, learned about the angel network, and became all too familiar with his medications. She longed for solace with others who had endured a loved one's terminal illness-but resources that dealt specifically with the time frame between diagnosis and death weren't available. Crossing the Finish Line fills that gap. Candid and gentle, Friedman shares her intimate thoughts and emotions about this delicate time in her life, offering much-needed support and comfort to anyone on the same journey.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Finish Line

Author : Brenda Malloy
ISBN : 0998314501
Genre :
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See You At The Finish Line

Author : Tbo Publications
ISBN : 1706630018
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Originelles Notizbuch im Format 6x9 Zoll (ca. A5). Die 110 karierten / Karo Seiten bieten reichlich Platz f�r Notizen oder Tagebucheintr�ge! Dieses Notizheft hebt sich von anderen ab durch ein cooles Design auf dem Cover. Perfekt zum erstellen von Skizzen, zum sammeln von Ideen oder Planen von Events. Ein lustiger Terminplaner oder Terminkalender als Geschenk f�r Freunde und Familie zum Geburtstag, zu Weihnachten oder einfach zwischendurch.

Scream Team 4 The Zombie At The Finish Line

Author : Bill Doyle
ISBN : 9780545510431
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Don't fall apart. Try to hold yourself together. This is no time to go to pieces. There's a zombie at the finish line! It's time for the Junior Monster League's track-and-field competition. Unfortunately, Patsy the Zombie just can't seem to hold herself together for any of the events. She's trained for the Die-athalon but keeps losing her head before she can finish. But then the team pulls together and realizes that they all have a special talent for their own event...even Patsy.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Starting At The Finish Line

Author : Amy Unell
ISBN : 9781101587034
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The sign on his office door simply says “Track & Field Coach.” His life says infinitely more. Coach Al Buehler has touched and enriched the lives of countless athletes, students, and others, including Olympians John Carlos and Carl Lewis, sports icons Mary Decker Slaney, Shane Battier, and Ellison Goodall Bishop (the first woman to run at Duke)—and thousands more who have never owned a pair of track shoes. Coach Al Buehler believes that finish lines are something to prepare for; and in his world, they should be a place to begin… Buehler is the consummate professor-athlete-coach. Following a stellar college track career at the University of Maryland, he came to Duke University in 1955 and has since coached thousands of track-and-field and cross-country athletes at the biggest moments in sports from the NCAA Championships to World Indoor Track Championships to the Olympic Games. Coach Buehler is the longest-term teaching professor and coach in the history of Duke as well as one of the most successful, with a long roster of All-Americans, six ACC championship teams, seven Penn Relay champions, and multiple Olympians to his credit. At a campus still segregated by race and gender, Buehler was an early and ardent advocate for both desegregation and Title IX. Amongst the many accolades and honors that he has received, he is a recipient of the Jackie Robinson Humanitarian Award. At heart, Coach Buehler is a mentor. And Starting at the Finish Line embodies his advice and memorable “Coachables”—along with commentary and insights by a host of notables, from Coach Mike Krzyzewski and Jackie Joyner-Kersee to Carl Lewis and Joan Benoit Samuelson—that have inspired, motivated, and educated athletes and students alike to play with integrity and heart—both on and off the track.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Surviving The Middle Miles

Author : Darryl Rosen
ISBN : 9781434349279
Genre : Business & Economics
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In The Arms of Baby Hop is a direct-no nonsense, but powerful expressive autobiographic collection of how hip hop music has shaped, inspired, redirected, and given strength to Mr. Kenny Attaway's life as he writes "I fell in love with hip-hop in 1985, and the love is still strong, the bond still is. With the exception of GOD and my mother hip-hop music has been the medicine needed for many sick and cinematic nights. Over the last 20 years many situations have arrived and without GOD, mom, and the music I know I would not be here to be telling you shit. My music helped me to understand many of the unkind facets of life such as death, discrimination, low self-esteem, poverty and whatever else your mind can fester to throw in the melting pot. Hip-hop has helped me to remember to forget, accept my reality, change my reality, and inspired me to change the world in some aspects. Thanks to hip-hop, excuse me baby hop, I have inspired and been inspired to set precedence in taking part in some of the most amazing things ever. In baby hop, I found a voice, a stage, a shoulder, a goal, a friend, but most importantly I found a purpose. With this book, In The Arms of Baby Hop, I found the strength, courage, and inspiration to open up and write about some of the most interpersonal experiences and road blocks in life over the last 20 years. I also found a way to thank baby hop for inspiring me not only to get through the road block, but to gyrate, giggle, respect the power of music and rejoice along the way. In short, I deliver to you In the Arms of Baby Hop: the unrecorded double LP (the rappin book).
Category: Business & Economics

The Finish Line

Author : Everette E. Dennis
ISBN : STANFORD:36105008630696
Genre : Presidential candidates
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Category: Presidential candidates

Getting To The Finish Line

Author : Keith MacKenzie
ISBN : 1649707096
Genre :
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The book is an exploration of the roles and responsibilities of the various professionals who can be involved in helping people buy and sell businesses. It examines how a business buyer and seller can best leverage their expertise to support their objectives and interests in a purchase or sale of a business. Each professional has a unique set of skills. Therefore, just as in a sports team, they need to be positioned properly and asked to contribute in the area where their expertise is most appropriate in order for a seller to maximize the sale of their business and for the buyer to take on that business positioned for on going success.

Crossing The Finish Line On Patent Reform

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet
ISBN : UCSD:31822037822152
Genre : Patent laws and legislation
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Category: Patent laws and legislation

No Finish Line

Author : Marla Runyan
ISBN : 1101204222
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The courageous autobiography of the first legally blind athlete to compete in the Olympic Games. Millions watched in awe as Marla Runyan ran the 1500 meter event in Sydney. But few know the real story of the woman who was diagnosed with Stargardt’s disease at nine years old—and became compelled to achieve what was thought beyond her reach, in the world of athletics as well as in life. With endearing self-deprecation and surprising wit, Marla Runyan reveals what it’s like to see the world through her eyes, and what it means to compete at the world-class level, despite the fact that—quite literally for her—there is no finish line. “[Runyan] presents her story with acuity and grace, rising above expectations and prejudice . . . [her] story is well-paced and finishes strong; readers will hope she keeps going and going.”—Publishers Weekly “An amazingly personal account of how she has dealt with the various highs and lows in her life.”—Ventura County Star
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Focus On The Finish Line

Author : Elliot Johnson
ISBN : 1887002456
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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To help guide female athletes gracefully over each obstacle in the race of life. It covers 32 hurdles that can be stiff challenges to women in the 90's.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Crossing The Finish Line

Author : Addie Perkins Williamson
ISBN : 1733370307
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A guide for successful career self-management

Finish Line

Author : Pj Fiala
ISBN : 194261845X
Genre : Fiction
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Racing for the finish line has never had higher stakes.After 25 years in the military, Sam (Mac) McKenzie, decides to plant roots and build his Bluegrass Security business in small town Kentucky. He's looking forward to an easy pace enjoying his sweet home on Fire Lake. An even sweeter woman would make life perfect.Bourbon loving Detective Stevie Jorgenson has never been described as sweet, and she's not looking to settle down, but she's more than willing for a hot night of fun with the tall drink of water that just walked into her favorite bar. Mac and Stevie's fling becomes so much more when prize thoroughbreds start dying days before the Kentucky Derby-including her father's. When the killer shifts focus, they must depend on each other both professionally and personally in the desperate race to discover who is behind the increasingly deadly sabotage. "This book was originally released in the Chandler County series as Missing the Spark. To better reflect the genre, the cover and series title have changed, but the content remains the same."
Category: Fiction