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Paul Stoller

Life In Trumpland: A Third Open Letter To Our Students

Paul Stoller | December 9, 2016 | College
Dear Students, I didn't expect to be back so soon, but events in Trumpland seem to be spiraling out of control. Our world is becoming dangerously strange. Things are not what they seem. What's more, the celebration of ignorance, which we attempt to combat through a college education, has reached...
She's Fit To Lead

Wander into College Lusting for More

She's Fit To Lead | December 8, 2016 | College
This article previously appeared in and appears courtesy of She's Fit to Lead. It was written by LI Cohen, a She's Fit to Lead contributor. Despite what parents and academic advisors typically explain, college is more than aiming for a 4.0 GPA and living in the...
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Why is State U recruiting so many out-of-state students? And what it means for higher ed.

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | December 7, 2016 | College
Writing in the New York Times last month, Laura Pappano offered a thoughtful analysis of the efforts by public colleges - principally public flagship universities - to find new sources of revenue, diversify their student bodies, and expand their national reputations. It's an interesting trend that should be...
Taylor Johnson

An Open Letter to My Junior Year

Taylor Johnson | December 8, 2016 | College
It is because of this new outlook that I now realize that changing is as beautiful as it gets.
John M. Eger

The Next Generation of Social Entrepreneurs

John M. Eger | December 8, 2016 | College
Recently, it was announced that San Diego State University (SDSU) and the UN Habitat developed a strategy to solve climate problems for cities across the world. The SDSU SAGE Project which, according to an SDSU News Center report, has "tackled...
Ahmad Raza

4 Intelligent "Life Moves" Every 20-something Must Make

Ahmad Raza | December 7, 2016 | College
Your 20s can seem like one long, emotional roller coaster ride full of bad decisions and general uncertainty. However, the choices you make in this decade may very well impact the rest of your life. The well-known American Psychologist Sheldon Kopp once said: "The unlived life isn't worth examining."...
The Conversation Global

No food, no water, no sleep: is Brazil torturing student protesters?

The Conversation Global | December 6, 2016 | College
Students in Paraná state began occupying school buildings to protest education reforms in October 2016. Ingrid Matuoka/Wikimedia Renato Francisco dos Santos Paula, Universidade Federal de Goias Brazil's public relations disaster has gone from bad to worse. In September, congress impeached president Dilma Rousseff for...
Dr. Scott D. Miller

The true risks to higher education

Dr. Scott D. Miller | December 5, 2016 | College
What many people view as the surprising election of Donald Trump to the presidency offered few surprises on college campuses. Already seen as bastions of political correctness and dams on the flow of controversial ideas (especially those interpreted as too conservative), many campuses around the country experienced predictable tumult after...
Michael Darer

Trevor Noah's Interview With Tomi Lahren Is A Perfect Example Of Why The White Liberal 'Discourse' Fetish Is So Damn Absurd.

Michael Darer | December 3, 2016 | Politics
Whether or not you know it, comedy news “annihilates,” “demolishes,” “eviscerates,” or “destroys” at least one thing a week, whether it’s racism, white privilege, Donald Trump, the GOP, Mike Pence, gun nuts, or the white supremacists hiding beneath the ‘alt-right’ banner. Yes, according to the various articles that tumble...
Molly Corbett Broad

Spurring Student Success Through Effective College Instruction

Molly Corbett Broad | December 5, 2016 | College
Co-authored by William D. Hansen, president and chief executive officer of USA Funds. High-quality instruction has been the backbone of an American higher education system that remains the envy of the world. But how to measure effective teaching and gauge its impact on an ever more diverse population...
Ashley Stahl

Seven Mistakes To Avoid When Job Hunting

Ashley Stahl | December 2, 2016 | College
One morning about a year ago, I was quietly sipping coffee and watching the news when the phone rang. I looked at caller ID and sighed with relief: I'd been waiting for this call. "So, how'd it go?" I asked immediately. There was a sigh on the other end of...
Stephen Kuusisto

Confessions Of A University Professor

Stephen Kuusisto | December 1, 2016 | College
I often find students in my classes who want more than just a course. They're eager, sharp, apparently more energized than their classmates. For years I've tried to get a handle on what makes them different from their peers who, for the most part, are smart but largely without ambition....
NerdWallet

4 Student Loan Tips That Might Actually Be Terrible Advice

NerdWallet | December 1, 2016 | College
There's plenty of advice available for managing student loans, some of it good and some not so good. But you should be wary of a one-size-fits-all approach. Depending on your circumstances, some common tips for handling student debt could backfire. Before following these four tips, take a closer look to...
Diane Propsner

Amanda Lee Salb, DVM: Improving the Welfare of Wildlife Across Malawi

Diane Propsner | December 1, 2016 | College
Malawi is a small country in southern-central Africa. Stationed there, Amanda Lee Salb, DVM, is the nation's first resident wildlife veterinarian. She began her work about three years ago, when she first came to the country to work for the Lilongwe...
Elliott Young

On Sanctuary: What Is In A Name?

Elliott Young | December 2, 2016 | Politics
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, By any other word would smell as sweet.” Thus wrote Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet, but names have power as the play’s macabre ending demonstrates. The campus sanctuary movement that has spread across the country since the election...
Paul Stoller

The Anthropology Of Us: A Second Open Letter To Our Students

Paul Stoller | November 30, 2016 | College
Dear Students, I am back again with more wake-up news about the state of the society you will soon inherit. I don't know if you've heard about yet another incident of hateful violence on one our college campuses--Ohio State. the site of a car ramming and a series of stabbings....
Michael Brenner

How Autocracy Will Come To America

Michael Brenner | November 30, 2016 | Politics
The uniqueness of the 2016 election is the radicalism of the winner – in terms of content, manner, and temperament. There is no precedent among mature democracies for the election as head of government of someone so gross, so ignorant, so bigoted and so inexperienced. Further, it is...
Benjamin Knoll

Teaching Political Science In The Age Of Donald Trump

Benjamin Knoll | November 30, 2016 | Education
Teaching about politics is never easy, but it's only getting harder from here. Wish us luck.
The Establishment

TV’s White Women Antiheroes Are Promising -- And Problematic

The Establishment | November 30, 2016 | Women
This piece by Tallyn Owens originally appeared on The Establishment, a new multimedia site funded and run by women. One of the single most significant failures of white feminism, both historically and today, is the inability of white woman to acknowledge that they are complicit in...
NerdWallet

Why Are Your Student Loan Interest Rates So High?

NerdWallet | November 29, 2016 | College
If you have student loans, you're on the hook for more than just what you borrow; you're also responsible for the interest. Student loan interest rates can vary from 3% to over 10%, depending on your lender. If you're wondering why your rates are high, it's probably because you...
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