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Restoring Liberalism, Tolerance And Diversity At Colleges And Universities

Noam Schimmel | Posted 07.14.2016 | World
Noam Schimmel

Samuel Abrams has written recently in the New York Times about liberalism and conservatism amongst faculty on American college campuses. http://www.n...

Last US Medical School That Used Live Animals In Teaching Surgery Ends Practice

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 07.06.2016 | Good News

Cats, dogs and pigs will no longer be guinea pigs. Late last month, the last medical school in the U.S. and Canada to use live animals to teach surgic...

Restoring Mutual Respect and Pluralism at our Colleges and Universities

Noam Schimmel | Posted 06.09.2016 | College
Noam Schimmel

'The Big Uneasy,' a recent article in the New Yorker, illustrates the illiberal and anti-democratic turn in college life; away from pluralism and genu...

8 Things You Should Know About Consent on College Campuses

Em & Lo | Posted 05.05.2016 | Women
Em & Lo

Here's my definition of sexual consent: two (or more) people actively, explicitly and consciously agreeing to have sexual interactions throughout those interactions, with no party having any reservations at any point

Funding Higher Education as a Common Purpose

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 05.02.2016 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Last week the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEOO) released its annual report on the state of higher education finances. It shows that sp...

Educational Default

John Pelletier | Posted 04.22.2016 | Education
John Pelletier

The vast majority of young Americans are starting life after college in a financial hole, while higher education and our government do the minimum in terms of educating them about personal finance issues.

When the Roll Is Called Out Yonder in the States that Discriminate

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 04.20.2016 | Education
Dr. Cindi Love

In 1893, James Black wrote the familiar Christian song, When the Roll is Called up Yonder which says: Then when all of life is over, and our work on...

How Students Decorated Their Dorm Rooms In 1900

Mashable | Annum Masroor | Posted 04.13.2016 | College

Established in 1845 by the final Congress of the Republic of Texas, Baylor University in Waco is the state’s oldest continually operating university...

These Are The Best Colleges In America For Black Students

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 04.12.2016 | Black Voices

Picking a college can be a daunting task for anyone, but finding the best fit can be a particularly challenging feat for African American students. ...

College Seniors: It's Time to Get a Job

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 04.04.2016 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

For the typical 22-year old college senior, these are the waning days of the best of times. In a comprehensive residential learning experience, colleg...

Student Activists on the Brink at Brown

Peter Mandel | Posted 03.30.2016 | College
Peter Mandel

It has finally happened. You are adrift. A raft of badly lashed-together memories and a few fairly buoyant facts: That watercraft is you. But thanks to an article in The Brown Daily Herald, the Ivy League university's student paper, you are listing badly. You are at sea.

How Data Can Help Shape Higher Education Policy

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 03.28.2016 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Much of the discussion about how to fix the broken higher education business model sounds a little like conversation about how best to squeeze blood o...

Healing Through Our Voices: What to Say (and Not Say) to a Survivor of Sexual Assault

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 03.25.2016 | Women
Amy Oestreicher

Everyone has a place in sexual assault prevention. According to RAINN, an average of 68% of assaults in the last five years were not reported.  Toget...

I'm With Stupid: Evil Sith Lord Spotted on Long Island Campus

Todd Hartley | Posted 03.21.2016 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

You may not know this, but there was an incident recently at Farmingdale State College on Long Island in which the entire school went into lockdown be...

The Powerful Lesson I Learned Speaking to FMCC Students about Mental Health

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 03.16.2016 | College
Amy Oestreicher

Last week, I was asked to present my mental health and disability advocacy program at Fulton Montgomery Community College by the student-run ABLE club...

Fighting Autocracy with Democracy

Harry Boyte | Posted 03.11.2016 | Education
Harry Boyte

We need to name and advance resources for democracy these days. Deborah Meier, in our blog conversation in Education Week about democracy in schools (...

How Can Universities Encourage Young People to Vote?

The Conversation US | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics
The Conversation US

Research shows that campaigns that directly contact young people boost youth turnout. Knocking on young people's doors to talk about an election increases their turnout by about 25 percent.

Five Ways Everyone Can Participate in Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 03.07.2016 | College
Amy Oestreicher

April is also Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  It's important for the entire campus to get involved in putting a stop to assault on campus. We need to be equipped with an awareness of not only what sexual assault is, but how it affects survivors.

The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Child Is To Make Them Do Chores. Seriously.

Quora | Posted 02.26.2016 | Parents
Quora

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

From Complaining to Helping

Jack Jennings | Posted 03.10.2016 | Education
Jack Jennings

Higher education has a bone to pick with public schools. Too many high school graduates entering colleges and universities are not prepared for post-s...

NEWS: What Books are College Students Reading? A Cool New Online Tool Reveals All

The National Book Review | Posted 02.05.2016 | Books
The National Book Review

The following article first appeared in The National Book Review For decades now, universities have been caught up in the "canon wars" -- battles ove...

Free Spaces in Schools and Colleges

Harry Boyte | Posted 02.02.2016 | Education
Harry Boyte

The concept of free spaces now has enormous relevance in higher education, where issues of free speech have exploded in the wake of student protests about racial discrimination and other issues.

The Maine Higher Education Experiment: What's the Real Lesson Here?

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 01.04.2016 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

The University of Maine recently announced that it would start charging qualified students from Massachusetts the same tuition and fees that they would pay to attend the University of Massachusetts' flagship campus at Amherst.

What Students Should Have Heard

Anne D. Neal | Posted 12.15.2015 | College
Anne D. Neal

Recent events on college campuses have prompted college leaders to pledge much to their students. Here is what students needed to hear. Dear Campus...

American Higher Education: Some Good Cheer for the Holidays

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 12.14.2015 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

As we move into the holiday season and the end of 2015, it seems especially appropriate to reflect on the positive role of higher education in American society.