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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...

Maxwell Strachan

President Of Big Ten School Says Dramatic Division I Reform Needed

HuffingtonPost.com | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.13.2015 | Sports

“The Wildcats, sponsored by the University of Kentucky."

What's Keeping Higher Education CIOs up at Night?

Vala Afshar | Posted 05.08.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Higher education CIOs see their role increasing on the business and strategy side, much more so than on the curriculum side. While fundraising is important to the schools, this is not an area that CIOs in general feel they can contribute.

From Community College to the White House Administration

DJ Patil | Posted 05.07.2015 | College
DJ Patil

I'm the U.S. Chief Data Scientist -- and I got my start in community college. Yes, I've got a Ph.D. in applied mathematics, have been fortunate to help build amazing companies like LinkedIn, and have been at the forefront of the data science movement.

Zombies in College -- Is That Really What You Paid For?

Lynda Bekore | Posted 05.05.2015 | Education
Lynda Bekore

Contrary to popular belief, American students today are not lazier thinkers than students in previous decades, nor are they any more shallow or superficial than any past 18 or 19 year olds. But colleges seem to think they are.

University Report Card 2.0: Global Equity and Biomedical Research

Christopher Noble | Posted 05.04.2015 | College
Christopher Noble

Universities are positioned as institutions devoted to the research and discovery of innovations for the benefit of the public that supports them.

Illinois Colleges With the Best 'Value-Added'

Reboot Illinois | Posted 05.04.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Some schools offer more value to students than others, even when those schools are similar based on traditional rankings standards. The Brookings Institution looked at colleges and universities in Illinois to determine their "value-added" -- how useful it is for a student to attend a particular school over a similar school.

The 3 C's of Reducing Costs in College.

Natalie Pace | Posted 05.04.2015 | College
Natalie Pace

Education is the highest correlating factor with income. Americans with a Master's Degree or higher earn twice as much (or more) than those with only a high school diploma.

The Hungry Ocean: Sustainability and the Curriculum

Peter W. Wood | Posted 04.30.2015 | Education
Peter W. Wood

On campus, our universities are increasingly dominated by the view that we live in environmentally desperate times, and desperate times require desperate measures. It is a dangerously intemperate view.

Overcoming Intimidation at Oxford

Elodie Cheesman | Posted 04.28.2015 | Women
Elodie Cheesman

we all start from different stages of skill and knowledge, and have different priorities and aims. We're all running different races, and to use others as a yardstick for individual success would be as fruitless as comparing how well I can construct an analogy to how fast you can eat hot dogs.

The Magic of Thinking Big

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 04.27.2015 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

"Technology has the power to drive equity, but it can also widen the lead of those who have an advantage. If the technology revolution only happens for families who have money - I don't think it's a revolution."

UVA's Need to Shout for Solidarity

Andrew Isaac Burrill | Posted 04.27.2015 | College
Andrew Isaac Burrill

Although the University of Virginia has gone through so much darkness this year, we have to remember that in times of doubt and despair, we must come together as a community and strive to do better through notable action.

Critics of Colleges Should Listen to What Employers Really Want From Students

John A. Tures | Posted 04.27.2015 | Education
John A. Tures

When it comes to college costs, Victor Davis Hanson should check out where the money is actually spent.

The Education Innovators

Steven M. Gillon | Posted 04.27.2015 | Education
Steven M. Gillon

There has been lots of talk the past few years about the coming "disruption" in higher education. Technology, critics suggest, will present traditional colleges and universities with daunting challenges. Some have estimated that half will be forced to close their doors in the next 15 years.

Conservative Solutions for Colleges Actually Call for More Government

John A. Tures | Posted 04.17.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

His plan for forcing colleges to publicize more information and regulate the cost of college fits well with Obama's plans for greater scrutiny of universities. I wonder if Hanson and his conservative friends know that.

Beyond Prestige: The Right Way to Choose a College

Michael Roth | Posted 04.15.2015 | College
Michael Roth

The thousands of students traveling with their families across the country this month will go to classes and athletic contests, musical performances and parties. And they will ask themselves: Can I see myself as part of this community? Would I be happy here?

Bridging the Divide: The Uphill Climb to Faculty Diversity

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 04.14.2015 | 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.

Campus Incubators of Prejudice

Eliot Daley | Posted 04.13.2015 | Religion
Eliot Daley

I didn't realize that racism was formally enshrined in my college fraternity (Kappa Sigma, at Fresno State College) until the day in 1955 when I discovered it also honored anti-Semitism.

Mind the College Financial Aid Gap

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 05.11.2015 | College
Rebecca Joseph

Last week, I visited two public schools in Los Angeles to help lower and middle class seniors decide which college to accept by May 1. After speaking with these struggling students, I re-designed my presentations for the rest of this month to focus on these five topics.

15 Reasons You Know You Go To The University of Indianapolis

College Tourist | Posted 04.09.2015 | College
College Tourist

A look at life at UIndy and the life of a Greyhound.

The Myth of the Liberal Biased College Campus

John A. Tures | Posted 04.07.2015 | College
John A. Tures

So, are college campuses centers of liberal indoctrination, as critics claim, or is this another tired cliché from conservatives that is repeated more often than it is verified?

Young and Entrepreneurial: 17 Year Old DetraPel CEO David Zamarin sold his first startup when he was 15

David Ongchoco | Posted 04.07.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Young and Entrepreneurial is a series of articles where I've decided to interview and write about young individuals disrupting the world, whether it's...