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Eckerd college might be small but it's wired

By TIMES WIRES
Published December 15, 2006


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Eckerd College is smaller than many high schools, with fewer than 1,700 students. But the private liberal arts college is a powerhouse in technology, according to PC Magazine, which names Eckerd one of the top 20 "Wired Colleges" in its upcoming issue. More than 200 colleges completed the Princeton Review survey that PC Magazine used to determine the top 20, and Eckerd is the only school in Florida on the list. The January issue, due out Dec. 26, lauds Eckerd for its blogs by students traveling abroad and for triton.CONNECT, the Facebook-like social networking and information portal that allows incoming freshmen to get to know each other before they arrive on campus.

Episcopal bishop takes medical leave

Bishop John B. Lipscomb, who heads the 33,000-member Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida, has taken medical leave. In a letter to the diocese Wednesday, Lipscomb, 56, said his health has declined due to complications from Parkinson's disease and malaria. He said he'd like to return to work in six months to a year. The diocese elected his successor, the Rev. Dabney Smith of New Orleans, to the post of bishop coadjutor Dec. 9. Smith expects to start in February. He replaces Lipscomb when he retires in 2009.

 

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