iOS app Android app

University

Can Universities Save the Enlightenment from Populism?

Fernando Reimers | Posted 03.02.2017 | Education
Fernando Reimers

The main challenge for higher education in 2017 is to discern how to educate citizens in a world in which the political philosophy of liberalism, the ...

College Rankings: What Are They Good For?

Bob Hildreth | Posted 02.21.2017 | College
Bob Hildreth

Despite what might have started out with good intentions, college rankings have done more harm than good. Rankings do not do what they purport to do: ...

kwäləfəˈkāSH(ə)n/ or, How Meaningful Are Degrees, Really? or, Why I'm not eligible for an MA in Creative Writing

Anthea Rowan | Posted 02.10.2017 | Women
Anthea Rowan

Qualification. It's a lofty word. Imperious. A mouthful; five whole syllables: qual•i•fi•ca•tion. What does it mean? The dictionary defines it...

The Meaning And Purpose Of The University

Michael Benson | Posted 02.07.2017 | Education
Michael Benson

Amidst the cacophony of issues and debates and feelings swirling about our campuses today, we would be well served to reflect on this primary focus and, even more basic still, think about the word "university" itself and its meaning at its core.

Together, Students Can Have an Impact

Sparknews | Posted 02.03.2017 | Impact
Sparknews

On November 9th, 2016, on a cold, fog-covered, rainy New York day, I hesitantly walked through Washington Square Park to attend an NYU course called S...

Irreligious Illiteracy

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 01.29.2017 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

Every academic field laments popular ignorance of its area of study. Scholars of religion decry religious illiteracy, but did anyone ever think to bem...

The Association of American Colleges and Universities Embraces Design Thinking

John M. Eger | Posted 02.13.2017 | College
John M. Eger

The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU)) meeting this month (February 23-25) in Phoenix announced its upcoming General Education...

The Long Way Round: Insights From A First Generation College Student

Carol J. Carter | Posted 01.12.2017 | Education
Carol J. Carter

Troy Seppala, student of Communication at the University of Colorado, is in the first generation of his family to attend university. He transferred to...

America? America! Our Country Through Music

New England Conservatory | Posted 12.30.2016 | Arts
New England Conservatory

America? America! Our Country Through Music By Eden MacAdam-Somer Photo By Andrew Hurlbut The morning after our recent presidential election, I gat...

Minorities At America's Top Schools Are Made To Feel Thankful Just For Being There

The Tab | Posted 12.15.2016 | College
The Tab

The privilege to take so-called positions of influence and power warrants our complacency in perpetuating the status quo to maintain white supremacy through Western colonialism and imperialism.

Changing the Landscape of Higher Education

David M Kirby | Posted 11.21.2016 | Education
David M Kirby

(Credit: Kevin Dooley / Arizona State University) Education is ever-changing, especially in a world with rapid technology advancement. As new technol...

An Acting Teacher's Open Letter To America

Ming Holden | Posted 11.18.2016 | Education
Ming Holden

I'd like to write to you about my lungs. I teach acting, and when I do, I use my voice a lot. Growing up, I didn't learn to breathe deeply. And now I have to.

Cooperation on Research and Higher Education - Why Does it Matter?

Kåre R. Aas | Posted 11.14.2016 | Education
Kåre R. Aas

International Education Week is an excellent opportunity to highlight the importance and benefits of global education and the value international coop...

Apply by 10, Get Admitted by 2: College Decision Day is a Hidden Motown Gem

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 11.07.2016 | Detroit
Patrick O'Connor

The Saturday morning soul of the city usually belongs to Eastern Market, but Motown's epicenter of energy moved a few blocks up Mack this Saturday, th...

CODE BLACK: Wellness Through Patient Education

Shaan Patel | Posted 10.20.2016 | Education
Shaan Patel

By Brian Wu -- a fourth year medical student at the Keck School of Medicine of USC The sheer amount of education - in biochemistry, pharmacology, a...

The Campus Speech "Crisis" That Wasn't

PEN American Center | Posted 10.18.2016 | Politics
PEN American Center

By Suzanne Nossel, Executive Director, PEN America At a rally in Ohio last Thursday, Donald Trump drew cheers from a crowd of young people when he vow...

Before You Go

Becca Wiser | Posted 10.14.2016 | College
Becca Wiser

Before you go, before you transfer and say goodbye, give it another shot.

Preparing for College? Made of Compassion and Creativity: Meet Ethan Sawyer, College Essay Guy

Robyn Shulman | Posted 10.13.2016 | Education
Robyn Shulman

Over the past month, I was honored to chat with Ethan Sawyer, the College Essay Guy. Sometimes, if we are lucky, someone comes along who we instinctively know is an authentic, good person.

This is How to Make Higher Education Affordable for Everyone

Quora | Posted 10.12.2016 | Education
Quora

What are some things we can do to make college more affordable to everyone? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compell...

Rebuilding American Manufacturing: Memos to the Next President

Sridhar Kota | Posted 10.06.2016 | Politics
Sridhar Kota

On January 20, 2017--after the speeches, parades, and parties end--the next president will sit down, start sifting through a seemingly endless trove of briefing binders, and begin making difficult decisions that will shape the future of the world.  

5 Proven Tips To Prep Your Teen For Today's Sexual Culture

Mike Domitrz | Posted 10.07.2016 | Parents
Mike Domitrz

Think about it this way: Who is preparing your teen if you are not? Someone is talking to them, even if it is not you.

The Evolution Of Global Recon

Nandeet Mehta | Posted 09.30.2016 | College
Nandeet Mehta

As a student my daily activities are filled with learning as much as I can, through classes, internships, jobs, mentors, etc. But that is a process of...

Enroll in Cheater University and Watch Your Business Soar

Bernard Starr | Posted 09.20.2016 | Comedy
Bernard Starr

Federal Prison--en.wikipedia.org (A PARODY) ABOUT CHEATER UNIVERSITY Our highly praised institution of lower learning proudly bears the name of its...

World leaders must do more to educate refugee children, say top academics and influencers

Professor Geoff Gilbert | Posted 09.15.2016 | Education
Professor Geoff Gilbert

We, 20 leading academics and influencers from across the world, have joined forces today in an open letter to world leaders - asking that they do mor...

LIU Faculty Victory is a Win for Students and Working People

Alan Singer | Posted 09.15.2016 | Education
Alan Singer

Effective 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, September 14, the administration of the LIU-Brooklyn campus ended its lockout of unionized faculty members. Faculty an...