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These Are the Best Ways to Improve the Scientific Publication Process

Quora | Posted 02.13.2017 | Science
Quora

How should the scientific publication process be rethought to be more meritocratic? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowled...

How Do You Deal With a Fast Paced Curriculum in School?

Quora | Posted 02.09.2017 | Education
Quora

What study strategies did you use to manage such a demanding workload across many disciplines at MIT? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain...

Think a Degree in Philosophy is Useless? Think Again

Quora | Posted 02.08.2017 | Education
Quora

How would you respond to people who say that a degree in philosophy is useless? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, ...

Why I Mentor Writers

Lev Raphael | Posted 12.12.2016 | Education
Lev Raphael

My college mentor was amazing: funny, good-natured, and inspiring. I took every course she offered, both literature and creative writing. I even too...

Does College Make You a Better Coder?

Quora | Posted 12.08.2016 | Technology
Quora

Does college make you a better coder? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people w...

The Renewal of Civic Leadership

John M. Eger | Posted 12.02.2016 | Impact
John M. Eger

Civic Leadership is more than it has ever been in our lifetime. This new thinking about civic leadership is at the forefront of Ashoka U's mission n...

What is the Best College to Attend if You Want to Be an Astronaut?

Quora | Posted 11.17.2016 | Science
Quora

Which is the best university to attend if one is interested in becoming an astronaut? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network whe...

a2ru Lays Out Aggressive Agenda for Role of Arts Integration in Higher ED

John M. Eger | Posted 11.17.2016 | College
John M. Eger

At the "Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities" (a2ru) conference this month in Denver, representatives from over 30 member universities talke...

When Did Colleges Become Country Clubs?

Peter Mandel | Posted 11.14.2016 | Education
Peter Mandel

This is a time of year when colleges lure alumni and parents back for homecoming and family weekends. In the midst of so much that looks new, it's har...

Foreign Influence Peddling: Hidden in Plain Sight

Hossein Askari | Posted 11.07.2016 | World
Hossein Askari

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is today the poster child for influence peddling by high profiled former Western politicians. He has contract...

Colleges and Universities Using Arts Integration to Prepare for the New Economy

John M. Eger | Posted 10.05.2016 | College
John M. Eger

Educators around the world are slowly rethinking the role of the arts and arts integration in their curricula in the wake of basic changes in the worl...

What Cronenberg's Movie The Fly Can Teach Us About Trigger Warnings

Steven Schlozman, M.D. | Posted 09.26.2016 | Education
Steven Schlozman, M.D.

There's this scene in David Cronenberg's movie The Fly that's pretty hard to watch. Actually, there are a lot of scenes in that movie that are pretty hard to watch. That's kind of the point of the movie, which is also kind of the point of this essay, but first, let's describe the scene in question in order to get to the essay in question.

The Case For Safe Spaces (or U Chicago Gets It Wrong)

Howard Schweber | Posted 09.14.2016 | College
Howard Schweber

This month, entering freshman at the University of Chicago received a letter from the Dean of Students, John Ellison. The letter was a ringing affirma...

The Case for Safe Spaces (or U Chicago Gets It Wrong)

Howard Schweber | Posted 09.14.2016 | Education
Howard Schweber

[Note to readers: this was originally written with more than a dozen embedded links. For reasons I cannot explain, the Huffpo system could not accept ...

Advice to Young Ph.D.s in Religious Studies

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 12.05.2016 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

Circumstances may have changed. But in 1993 when I earned a newly minted Ph.D., a senior scholar gave me the following advice: "As a freshly minted...

Making College Matter

The Conversation US | Posted 08.18.2016 | College
The Conversation US

Leo M. Lambert, Elon University and Peter Felten, Elon University Over the next several weeks 18.4 million students will be headed to colleges and un...

Higher Education Institutions And Civil Rights Groups Should Explore Areas Of Convergence

Marcus Bright | Posted 08.04.2016 | College
Marcus Bright

Diversity and inclusion matters and helps to bolster the fabric and potency communities. Universities can work with civil rights groups and community organizations to solve seemingly insurmountable problems.

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...

Basic Training

Terence Clarke | Posted 06.13.2016 | Education
Terence Clarke

Photo: Terence Clarke There is a difference between education and training. Education is an exploration of the soul--aided by deep study in the arts...

Advice for the College Class of 2016

Michael A. Moodian | Posted 05.25.2016 | Education
Michael A. Moodian

I reached out to 40 leaders from various professions--many of whom are friends, colleagues, or acquaintances--and asked them one question: What advice would you give the 2016 graduating class?

Can Universities Save the Planet?

Rob Melnick, Gary Dirks and Chris Boone | Posted 05.11.2016 | Green
Rob Melnick, Gary Dirks and Chris Boone

The value proposition is simple -- in addition to their traditionally important teaching and discovery functions, universities should repay their investors by developing and transferring solutions that address local, national and global sustainability problems

Big Business Uses Universities in Last Ditch Effort to Kill Fair Overtime Rules

Robert Creamer | Posted 04.25.2017 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Now here are institutions that really have their priorities straight: deny overtime pay to ordinary employees so they can pay their CEOs and football coaches fortunes.

Educational Default

John Pelletier | Posted 04.23.2017 | 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 04.20.2017 | 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...

Challenging Traditional Beliefs Through the Egyptian Youth

Yasmine Helmy | Posted 04.05.2017 | Impact
Yasmine Helmy

If we go back to the core and think about what the Egyptians asked for five years ago, we find ourselves facing a massive challenge. The past couple of years have shown us that changes will only come if we invest in fresh perspectives.