Today, the real and virtual ink expended in elaborate rebuttals of the so-called higher education "swimsuit" editions that rank colleges and universities now matches the amount of ink expended in producing these editions.
Gregg Pauletti, Laurel House's Thinking Well Coordinator and Education Counselor, in Thinking Well's program space in Stamford, Connecticut. Credit:...
The past few weeks have seen many college campuses riled by student protests. And although this erstwhile student activist welcomes this rise in stude...
The Economist has picked out its top colleges in the country for the first time ever- and the list of the best Illinois colleges may surprise you.
Looking at the big picture, in the twenty-first century education may be as vital to national defense as military defense. If that is the case, then free college education should not be a question but an answer. The only real question is: do we have the courage and will to implement it? If we do, it's possible now.
Higher education issues are a matter of public debate at unprecedented levels. Practically every day lately you can pick up a newspaper and find an article on college affordability, or graduation rates or campus sexual assault, or the right to carry firearms on campus.
With Beethoven's Ode to Joy and Handel's Messiah triumphantly playing before "Papa Francesco" arrived at the Vatican's auditorium today, I was not alone among my Catholic higher education colleagues in feeling renewed about our important work.
This college admissions season, we asked the 2016 presidential candidates to share with us the talking points from their own college application essays. They declined, so we made it up.
If the events in Richmond, Kentucky, and Paris, France, have served any purpose for those who have witnessed them, it is to compel all of us to remember the words of Edmund Burke: "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
Does any question loom as large over higher education today as whether the value of a college degree is worth what a student and their family invests ...
Shaming the oil and gas industry might very well be a good thing to do, but it is not an academically good thing to do. Saving the world from fossil fuels is not a pedagogical goal and doesn't belong either in the classroom or in the mission statement of a university.
As if college admissions wasn't confusing enough, now we have yet another ranking system to supposedly make it more transparent.
Instead of screaming about who is or is not being allowed to speak, America needs to take the time to listen to those who are bravely advocating for equality on college campuses. We are simply asking that America live up to a promise it made to white women and people of color long ago but has not yet fulfilled.
A weekly blog intended to share and preserve the most valued life lessons from the minds of the most experienced among us. The "hour late" represents the later stages of life. I will be speaking with people in their 70's and older, to find out what they think is important and worth passing on to future generations.
Privilege is not knowing that you're hurting others and not listening when they tell you. From the responses of those who attacked me and others for talking about what it's like being Native American on campus, it's clear that many people are blind and deaf.
Many young women who attend graduate school do it for wonderful reasons: they are smart, they have had teachers who have inspired them, and they want to make a difference and contribute to their chosen field of knowledge.