Though online courses have existed for some time, recently they have become more broadly accepted by students as a reputable way to learn.
Democratic state Senator Wendy Davis is already within striking distance in the race for Texas Governor, even though she still hasn't jumped in. That'...
Now there is a generation of students, who in the past would have attended top business schools such as Harvard, HEC, INSEAD, and LSE, who are looking for more from their careers than simply bringing home a large paycheck. They want to give back from the start.
installation shot of my work in the Visiting Faculty Exhibition at The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard. Fall 2013 This Fall I am teac...
From one bizarre academic microcosm to another, the Dean's Address at Harvard was all too much for this British onlooker. Two weeks ago I moved to the U.S., and all of the bizarre oddities I've encountered pale in comparison to this one, extraordinary experience.
The thing I needed to fix in my book: Something's gone wrong in David's marriage, and his wife has moved out. His law partner assures him that Blair will return; if he's smart, he won't ask her about the weeks she's been gone. Easy to say, hard to do. Then he remembers a Seamus Heaney poem.
Du Bois was one of the towering intellectual figures of the 20th century. Fifty years after his death, his ideas -- and his activism for economic and social justice -- remain an important influence on American culture.
I was only 18, 50 years ago yesterday, when, against official advice warning of violence, a few of my friends and I trekked to the Lincoln Memorial from suburban Maryland for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
No matter how Merriam-Webster and other dictionaries define the N-word -- I have never and will never be a n*gg*r -- although I am very proud to be a black person.
For busy New Yorkers like John, who refuse to walk more than two blocks for lunch, food trucks that show up right outside the doorstep of their office buildings are as convenient as deliveries minus the tip.
To truly level the playing field, we need to reweigh racial and socioeconomic admissions preferences to reflect their relative contributions to educational disadvantage.
Why do so many faculty in higher education distain stories? Theory is too often privileged over studying how real people grapple with living.
Subsidizing better choices in the grocery store is a lot less expensive than stays in the intensive care unit. We don't need to prevent very many cases of diabetes, heart disease or bariatric surgeries to save back the costs of incentives for nutritious foods, 10 times over.
These guys aren't trying to copy what Harvard does. Minerva won't have a physical campus and won't have a library. Students will take their courses in six or seven different cities, moving every six months or so with a cohort of about 150 peers: San Francisco, London, Singapore.
Do these food trucks have different customer bases, media and marketing strategies, and even different food? Is there a correlation between class and food?
Sure, I will probably regret the decision when the Starbucks barista knows me by name, but I know the reward at the end -- clicking that "print" button and watching the printer spits out pages after pages of my written work -- will more than make up for the dark circles under the eyes.