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To The Professor Who Believed In Me

FlockU | Posted 05.17.2016 | College
FlockU

I had rarely come across a professor who not only commended my work, but also told me that it meant something, and was worth pursuing. I'd had professors tell me that I was a good writer, but he did more.

Pop Stars like Beyoncé Leading the Conversation About Feminism: A Discussion Between Two Concerned Scholars

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 05.13.2016 | Women
Patricia Leavy, PhD

For the record, we both acknowledge Beyoncé's talent and appreciate why so many people, and women in particular, are applauding Lemonade, and perhaps seeing themselves in it. That's not our issue or focus. The impetus for this conversation was a post on Facebook discussing feminist scholar bell hooks' response to Beyoncé's visual album, Lemonade.

Thank Your Professor. Save the World.

Dan Butin | Posted 05.06.2016 | College
Dan Butin

It's commencement time, and close to two million college students around the country will be graduating in the coming days. I thus ask one favor: please go to your professor's office and thank them. This one small act will save our world.

When it Comes to Your Career...DREAM BIGGER! 3 Things to Think About

Garrett Mintz | Posted 03.29.2016 | College
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Garrett Mintz

When it comes to deciding your career, don't be afraid to think big! Almost every college student has a similar amount of career experience, give or take an internship or two. That is to say, not that much.

Academic Drivel Report: Confessing My Sins and Exposing My Academic Hoax

Peter Dreier | Posted 03.19.2016 | Education
Peter Dreier

Six years ago I submitted a paper for a panel, "On the Absence of Absences" that was to be part of an academic conference later that year--in August 2010. Then, and now, I had no idea what the phrase "absence of absences" meant.

Religion vs Science: A Call to a Higher Standard

Margaret Placentra Johnston | Posted 12.02.2015 | Religion
Margaret Placentra Johnston

Fully accountable parents must encourage their children to boldly evaluate the inevitable influx of new information with which they will be presented, and prepare them to deal openly with any resulting cognitive dissonance.

How to Find International Research Opportunity

Svetlana Dotsenko | Posted 12.09.2015 | College
Svetlana Dotsenko

Co-written with Alicia Czarnecki. With the final exams right around the corner, you must want to just escape campus. Instead of browsing the imag...

Professor Kennedy Should Not Dismiss Racism at Harvard

Bianca Tylek | Posted 12.01.2015 | College
Bianca Tylek

Professor Kennedy began by slyly referring to the almost two-inch wide black tape used to deface black faculty portraits as mere "slivers," immediately looking to diminish their much more important implication.

How I Got There: Jan Svejnar

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 11.20.2015 | Education
Lan Anh Vu

Jan Svejnar is the 2015 winner of the IZA Prize in Labor Economics, widely regarded as the most prestigious science award in the field. Svejnar is Director of the center on global economic governance and Professor of global political economy at Columbia University.

Just Ask!

Svetlana Dotsenko | Posted 10.21.2015 | College
Svetlana Dotsenko

I must admit, this sunshine-and-serendipity advice sounds more fitting from my friend who is an aspiring astrologist, than from a presumably cold-hearted data-driven engineering professor at one of the U.S.'s most prestigious educational institutions.

Who's To Blame When a Student Fails a Test?

Serena Piper | Posted 10.21.2015 | College
Serena Piper

I teach at a preschool and I find every way I can to work with my kids to make sure they take something away from each activity. Why should college be any different?

Should Professors Be Forced To Retire?

WGBH | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.26.2015 | College

Since the Great Recession, postponing retirement is becoming more common in some professions, including higher education. A new survey shows two third...

6 Steps to Deleting the 'R' Word

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.26.2015 | Impact
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

The next time you see a middle-schooler or even a peer use derogatory terms, make faces or inappropriate impressions or gestures related to disability, take that opportunity to talk about it. It all starts with a conversation. A conversation many won't have, unless you bring it up.

The Next Education Revolution

Dan Butin | Posted 07.10.2016 | College
Dan Butin

We in the United States are thus not the only ones having this conversation. We are all, whether we realize it or not, discussing and debating what we mean by "education."

Cambridge University To Offer Lego Professorship

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 06.16.2015 | College

Is this your dream job? The Lego Foundation, which owns 25 percent of the Lego company, is endowing a Lego professorship and research center at Cambri...

What It Was Like To Glimpse John Nash's Beautiful Mind

Maurice Ewing, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2016 | Science
Maurice Ewing, Ph.D.

John Nash was a legend. He simply looked at things differently. He taught me that even geniuses need other people to correct their thinking and vet their ideas. Most importantly, however, Nash taught me that anyone's mind can be beautiful if it focuses on producing beautiful ideas.

When Porn Enters the Classroom: The Student, the Professor, and the Helicopter

Dana Smith | Posted 05.18.2016 | College
Dana Smith

So, to the young woman who finds herself in this moral dilemma of shall I or shall I not, I say unto you, "just don't." If your grade is impacted - all will be well. You'll find that in life you will experience many more situations that will require you to abstain, even at the risk of some negative consequence.

Is There a Point to Having a Professor?

John A. Tures | Posted 05.15.2016 | College
John A. Tures

It may not be a teacher appreciation gift like the ones the kids get their instructors, but having students able to recall the important lessons, and have some fond memories of their academic experiences, can be just as good.

Bridging the Divide: The Uphill Climb to Faculty Diversity

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 06.14.2015 | College
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

Last fall, for the first time in our history, America's public school students were likely NOT majority white. If U.S. Department of Education projections are accurate, white students numbered 24.8 million and non-white students 25 million.

Office Hours to the Rescue: Why It's a Good Idea to Go

Betty Revah | Posted 05.23.2015 | College
Betty Revah

Being so close to the finish line and seeing the relationships some of my friends have built with their favorite professors, I wonder if maybe it would have been a good idea to push myself a little, face my fear, and maybe learn more about my professors than I did by simply sitting in their classes day after day.

Professing in the Dark Times

Stephen Kuusisto | Posted 05.18.2015 | College
Stephen Kuusisto

While many argue the traditional college campus will or should become a thing of the past, I disagree. Only by meeting and sharing our experiences, often in casual conversation, do we see how alike we are and how much strength and wisdom we can share.

What Professors Do

Frank H. Wu | Posted 05.10.2015 | College
Frank H. Wu

It is the faculty as a community who determine the standards for the curriculum, who will be hired as an instructor or awarded tenure, and even, to a considerable extent, who will be selected to lead them. They are charged with much more than research and teaching.

What Law School Deans Do

Frank H. Wu | Posted 05.09.2015 | College
Frank H. Wu

Leadership is about both ideas and implementation. Thinking and doing depend on distinct skill sets. Integrating them is the challenge.

The 30 Things I've Learned About Journalism

Ashley McDonald | Posted 05.04.2015 | College
Ashley McDonald

I've devised a comprehensive list of everything I've learned about this field in my years at Central Michigan University. Important stuff -- the stuff I plan to take with me after I'm gone. And as it turns out, I've learned a sh*t load. Ready?

If You Need a Letter of Recommendation, Write Your Own

Christina Berchini | Posted 04.01.2015 | College
Christina Berchini

No one on the planet cares as much about your work as you do. No one. I like to say that I do, but that is not realistic. You care about your own work, success, and accomplishments more than anyone else possibly could. Think about it.