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From Complaining to Helping

Jack Jennings | Posted 02.10.2016 | 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.

15 Items To Think About That Colleges/Universities Need to Change ASAP

Patti R. Rose | Posted 12.11.2015 | Education
Patti R. Rose

It seems that there has been somewhat of a pause for students who protested and expressed their concerns, vehemently, before beginning to take final e...

Moody's 2016 Higher Education Outlook: This Is What We're Celebrating?

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 12.07.2015 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Last week Moody's Investor Services issued its 2016 outlook for American colleges and universities. The takeaways were: stability and modest growth.

Why Athletes Have More Power Than They Realize

Tyson Hartnett | Posted 11.12.2015 | Sports
Tyson Hartnett

The University of Missouri has woken up America to realize the potential of its athletes. Hunger strikes and hundreds of students protesting for months sends a strong message. But when a group of athletes come together to make a statement? Game over.

Nonprofits and the Problem of Cultural Inertia

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 11.10.2015 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

The Independent Sector, a leadership network for nonprofits, foundations and corporations working in philanthropy, released a report that looked at ma...

Why Tuition-Free College Makes Sense

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 10.28.2015 | College
Lawrence Wittner

The major argument for free public college and university education is the same as for free public education in general: like the free public elementary, middle, and high schools already existing in the United States, free public higher education provides educational opportunity for all.

What Makes Academic Crime Fiction Tick?

Lev Raphael | Posted 10.14.2015 | Education
Lev Raphael

I served my time in academia for over a decade. And a few years after I left, I decided to start a mystery series set in that environment.

Higher Education: Starting Your Economic Engines

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 09.28.2015 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

There is often a debate on American college campuses about the role of the university as a catalyst in the economic development of its region.

Raising Safer Daughters; Raising Better Sons

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

There may well be duties in these data for university officials. But there are duties in them for parents, too. The victims are, inescapably, our daughters. The report is shockingly silent on the fact that the perpetrators are, inevitably, our sons.

The Gift of Farewell

Stan Duncan | Posted 09.01.2015 | Parents
Stan Duncan

It's an adventure and it's exciting, but it's also poignant and just a little bit scary. Sometimes it goes well and sometimes it doesn't, but if you could measure the level of emotion in the air for these days, it would be deep into the red zone.

12 Top-Ranked Colleges in Illinois, According to Forbes

Reboot Illinois | Posted 08.28.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

In its annual list of top colleges, Forbes includes schools from all over the country. Most recently, Forbes published its list for 2015. Forbes used five factors in their methodology to determine which schools are the best.

University Of Hawaii To Divest From Fossil Fuel Holdings

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 05.29.2015 | College

The University of Hawaii plans to divest all fossil fuel holdings from its $66 million endowment, its Board of Regents announced. The board unanimo...

Betcha You Don't Know This About Colleges and College Towns!

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 05.11.2015 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

There are a whole lot of reasons why students want to attend certain colleges these days, usually including such characteristics as prestige, top-notc...

How Viable are Historically Black Colleges and Universities?

Charlie Nelms, Ed.D. | Posted 05.05.2015 | Black Voices
Charlie Nelms, Ed.D.

With increasing frequency, when people in my friendship circle discover that I am a retired HBCU chancellor, they want to know three things. First, since white colleges and universities no longer have racially restrictive admission policies, are HBCUs still necessary?

Students Think Plumpy'Nut Challenge Can Match Ice Bucket

William Lambers | Posted 04.30.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

We all remember the Ice Bucket Challenge from last summer and its amazing success, raising money for research to cure ALS. What if that same spirit could be used to save children from starvation around the world?

Can Outcomes Save the Liberal Arts?

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 04.11.2015 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Liberal arts colleges are losing the public debate as they nuance old language that has been badly compromised. They must seek a bold new approach to prove their assertions about value while they can still claim the home court advantage.

Becoming Intentional About Student Life

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 04.04.2015 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

At the moment, there are two principal levels of influence dominating the residential part of the learning experience. The first is the presumed social contract between the student and the institution. The second is the array of housing options available to them.

Why the U.S. College Landscape Still Needs HBCUs

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 03.17.2015 | Black Voices
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

It's no secret that Black and other non-white students in the U.S. have always faced an uphill struggle when it comes to education. Even today, the achievement gap between white students and their peers of color is wide.

Highest-Earning Presidents of Illinois Universities

Reboot Illinois | Posted 03.14.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Nine Illinois college presidents were ranked according to the total compensation they received in fiscal year 2013 (July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013). However, not at all institutions responded to the Chronicle's survey, including City Colleges of Chicago, despite "repeated public-records requests."

Bah, Humbug: 14 Facts Everyone Should Know About College Adjuncts

Jennifer McGaha | Posted 02.15.2015 | College
Jennifer McGaha

Because exploitation of workers is something we should all be concerned about, here are some facts about adjunct professors everyone should know.