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5 Ways The Tech Industry Is Reshaping The Education System As We Know It

Posted 07.28.2015 | Impact

Education is experiencing a tech revolution. Chalkboards have been replaced by smartboards and the teacher’s gradebook is published online for paren...

Preparing Your Child for College: Tackling the Burden of Student Loan Debt

Lule Demmissie | Posted 07.24.2015 | Education
Lule Demmissie

College students across the nation are working toward earning their degrees in hopes of one day having a career that will provide them with financial security. While many students dream of financial independence, the reality is that the rising cost of college tuition is leaving many of today's graduates with burdening student loan debt.

EMBA vs MBA: The 6 Things You Need To Know Before Deciding

Daniel Scalco | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business
Daniel Scalco

An Executive Master's of Business Administration is lesser known than other advanced level degrees but not for good reason.

Just What Are the Liberal Arts Anyway?

Cecilia Gaposchkin | Posted 07.20.2015 | College
Cecilia Gaposchkin

As parents send their kids off to college this fall, and those same kids try to figure out what they want to study, and as those of us who teach in liberal arts institutions begin talking to those students about the purpose and meaning of the educations they are about to embark upon, we should all keep in mind what our ultimate aims are.

How Small Colleges Can Not Only Survive, But Thrive

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 07.17.2015 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

With the closing of two more private not-for-profit colleges in recent months, many more college leaders and boards across the country realize they must take the difficult steps required to ensure survival for their institutions.

10 Ways to Pay Off Your Student Loans in One Year

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.16.2015 | College
GOBankingRates

The good news: Employing all of the following 10 tips can help you get rid of your student loans in just one year. There are, however, a couple of things to consider, such as how much you owe versus how much you're earning. 

Inner Fabric of Leadership

Dr. Antonio Pérez | Posted 07.14.2015 | Education
Dr. Antonio Pérez

Leadership is directional - leaders lead somewhere! And to lead somewhere, you need to be going somewhere. Put simply, to lead anyone anywhere we must first know where we're going, and why we're going there.

Hate Speech, Free Speech and Conversation

Living Room Conversations | Posted 07.11.2015 | Impact
Living Room Conversations

Through understanding hate as a human problem, rather than an ideological one, we can perhaps cross barriers that politics or religion would not allow.

Wellness Programs: Paternalism-Based, Impersonal Medicine

Neil S. Greenspan | Posted 07.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Neil S. Greenspan

In recent years, many corporations, universities, and medical centers have initiated wellness programs for their employees. The presumption is that s...

Building an Ecosystem of Higher Education Innovation

Rahul Choudaha, Ph.D. | Posted 07.02.2015 | Education
Rahul Choudaha, Ph.D.

Higher education institutions will face increasing pressure to counter the public perception that "too many degrees are a waste of money." This shift will require the expansion of the ecosystem of higher education innovation through partnerships with and the inclusion of new stakeholders.

Getting Oriented

Courtney Willett | Posted 06.30.2015 | College
Courtney Willett

Orientation is an unfortunate rite of passage necessary for anyone wishing to enter a new school, whether you're an excited freshman or indifferent junior who just wants to register and get the hell out of there.

Scott Walker's Dropping Out of College Is Not Something to Be Celebrated or Emulated

Larry Atkins | Posted 06.22.2015 | Education
Larry Atkins

There are various reasons for dropping out of college, including family issues, having kids, needing to work right away to support a family, or pursuing a trade or other career options that do not require a college degree.

Congratulations, Non-Graduates

Megan Lent | Posted 06.16.2015 | College
Megan Lent

I took the past year off. It was supposed to be my senior year, but apparently it wasn't. This isn't the first time I've done this; I took two quarters of freshman year off, and part of a quarter sophomore year, too.

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...

Young & Entrepreneurial: Ivy League Dropouts and Glints Founders Are Building the Linkedin for Youth

David Ongchoco | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Glints, a career discovery platform, has gotten a lot of buzz in the last few months because of its three young and entrepreneurial founders Oswald Yeo, Ying Cong Seah and Looi Qin En.

5 of the Top-paid University Presidents in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 06.12.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Illinois tax dollars go toward funding some of the operations at the state's public colleges and universities, so taxpayers should know exactly where that money is going. This could help put that money flow into perspective: It takes the full tuition of 65 students to pay for the yearly total compensation of the highest-paid public university president in Illinois.

Tenure, Fairness, and Fear(lessness)

Jedediah Purdy | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics
Jedediah Purdy

Defending tenure should mean owning it without embarrassment -- and also pressing against those forces that tend to make it a source of embarrassment. Tenured and tenure-track faculty could do better in both respects.

Campus Citizens, Not Just Customers

Jay Halfond | Posted 06.09.2015 | Education
Jay Halfond

Given the exorbitant cost of a higher education, students are often viewed as consumers, seeking tangible payoff for their sizeable investment. Students do need to be careful and calculating in how they choose their educational path.

Why McGraw-Hill Is Offering $100 for Your #usedtextbookproblems

Ethan Senack | Posted 06.23.2015 | College
Ethan Senack

Here's the catch: the big textbook publishers that are charging $200 a book don't want students to buy used textbooks -- it means less profit for them.

A College Education Is Worth the World, Young Genocide Survivor's College Dream Comes True

Samantha Lakin | Posted 05.27.2015 | Impact
Samantha Lakin

This summer marks the two year anniversary of my work in Rwanda. I have met many incredible people during this journey, and know I will meet many more.

Graduation Season: What Your Parents Were Thinking Last Week

Peter Van Buren | Posted 05.26.2015 | Parents
Peter Van Buren

This time of year everybody talks about the ritual of college graduation. But no one seems to focus on the other college right of passage that's unfolding now, the move out of the dorm and back home for the summer.

When a 'Good Enough' Higher Education Isn't Good Enough

Dan Butin | Posted 05.21.2015 | College
Dan Butin

Technology offers us the chance to provide a "good enough" education. While the new and shiny model of online learning is incredibly powerful for the transmission model of education, it stinks at the transformational model of education.

'Free Speech for Me but Not for Thee' These Days

John A. Tures | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Fox News has been heavily criticizing a Boston University professor for racist tweets while condemning colleges for having speech codes regulating such words.

Is There a Point to Having a Professor?

John A. Tures | Posted 05.15.2015 | 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.

Obsession With Confined Space

Marwa Azab | Posted 05.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Marwa Azab

Why are we so fascinated with walls? Tall, thick and soundproof? For the longest time, isolation has been a method of shunning a person who has tran...