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Taxation Without Representation 2014

Courtney McKinney | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Courtney McKinney

I know it does not bode well that at 24 I am this jaded about the political process. I have had enough of politicians not listening to me and the rest of us while they continue to act as they please.

College Learning and the Digital Age

Seamus Carey, Ph.D. | Posted 06.09.2014 | College
Seamus Carey, Ph.D.

Given the need for this shift in college students, digital learning presents both a danger and an opportunity. The danger of the digital world is that it closes students off from the shift that is required if students are to become serious learners.

Take the Time to Know Your Students, Even If You're Famous

Lev Raphael | Posted 06.09.2014 | Education
Lev Raphael

When you teach, isn't it better to assume less and try to enjoy more? Otherwise, you're turning the classroom into an echo chamber.

Beyond Volunteering

Janet Riggs | Posted 06.06.2014 | Impact
Janet Riggs

National Volunteer Week provides a time for honoring volunteers and a time to reflect upon the impact of public service in this country.

A Message to Parents: How Families Contribute to College Costs

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 06.08.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

It's early April and most students have received word from the colleges and universities to which they applied. They - and their families - have reac...

Mindful Teaching

Ira Israel | Posted 06.07.2014 | Education
Ira Israel

You can inspire people to want to change, learn, evolve, grow, try new solutions, gently test the borders of their comfort zones, and transform.

Embracing a Different Way to Learn

Jonathan M. Brand | Posted 04.04.2014 | College
Jonathan M. Brand

During a recent dinner, a Cornell College mathematics faculty member recounted a moment when he knew that our One Course At A Time curriculum --where...

Admitted to All 8 Ivies: What It Really Means

Erika Oppenheimer | Posted 06.05.2014 | College
Erika Oppenheimer

The reason that Kwasi's success doesn't depend on which school he attends is because Kwasi has cracked the "big secret" that I hope to instill in every one of my students: ultimately, the power to succeed lies in you.

How Does Race Affect the Gender Wage Ga

Catherine Hill | Posted 06.04.2014 | Women
Catherine Hill

Race and ethnicity have always created a dividing line in the United States, and it's no different with the gender pay gap.

The Real Madness: College Athletes Who Can't Read

Eric Cooper | Posted 06.04.2014 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

The real tragedy is the lost opportunity for colleges to help change for the better the trajectory of college athletes' academic careers, even for those who were passed through deficient middle and high schools.

Choosing a College: Advice to My Son

Christopher B. Nelson | Posted 06.03.2014 | College
Christopher B. Nelson

I can't claim any credit for his final decision to attend a small liberal arts college, but I thought other parents who are facing a similar situation might like to see a shortened version of the letter I sent to my son more than twenty years ago.

Punishing Public Service

William G. Tierney | Posted 06.03.2014 | Education
William G. Tierney

The students with the greatest debt and highest need for loan forgiveness are left with the short end of the stick. What message are we sending to graduates interested in public service?

International Summit Focuses on Transforming College Opportunities

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 06.03.2014 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

On April 9 &10, global leaders in higher education and the corporate sector from China, Ireland, Great Britain, Canada, Germany, France (and the U.S.)...

Head of Teachers College Group Sits on Board of Predatory Corinthian Colleges

David Halperin | Posted 06.03.2014 | Education
David Halperin

Corinthian has a record of poor-quality education programs, sold to students through deceptive recruiting, and the company is now under investigation by more than a dozen state attorneys general and at least four federal law enforcement agencies.

Books? Or No Books? Envisioning the Academic Library of the Future

Jane Carlin and Barb Macke | Posted 06.02.2014 | College
Jane Carlin and Barb Macke

With increased focus on sharing of collections, consortial delivery programs, and collaboration amongst libraries in identifying and preserving print runs and last copies, the academic library is changing dramatically.

The Liberal Arts Contribution to edX

Douglas A. Hicks | Posted 05.31.2014 | College
Douglas A. Hicks

Research released by edX and other massive online providers has reoriented our sense of the disrupted topography of higher education -- and where online education fits within it.

9 Striking Similarities Between the Housing Bubble and The Higher Education Bubble

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 05.31.2014 | Business
Michael B. Fishbein

It's amazing how many similarities there are between what happened in housing and what's happening in higher education. Considering the causes and outcomes of the housing bubble may help inform what might happen in higher education.

College Sports and the Student Athlete

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 05.31.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Last week Peter Sung Ohr, the regional director of the National Labor Relations Board in Chicago, ruled that football players at Northwestern University could unionize. In issuing the ruling, Ohr found that the players were employees of the university.

Stephen Colbert's Joke, the Limitations of Twitter, and Society's Inability to Understand Satire

Azhar Majeed | Posted 05.28.2014 | Media
Azhar Majeed

Much worse than the problems inherent in Twitter use, to me, is what this controversy demonstrates about many people's inability to digest satire and think critically about what it is saying.

Friday Short: The Fine Art of Following Instructions

Keith Wade | Posted 05.28.2014 | College
Keith Wade

A lot of candidates -- possibly good candidates -- get tossed into the "no thanks" pile (from which there is no appeal) by simply not following instructions. Here are some tips for avoiding their most common mistakes.

Do the Math: Free Public Higher Education Should be Considered

Susan Meisenhelder | Posted 05.28.2014 | Education
Susan Meisenhelder

The notion of free public higher education might elicit scoffs upon initial suggestion, but given the soaring student loan debts, the idea is one that begs further investigation.

Which For-Profit College Lobbyist Are You?

David Halperin | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
David Halperin

Predatory for-profit colleges use deceptive and coercive tactics to pressure students into signing up. More than half of for-profit college students drop out within about four months.

Hilary and Jeb Share Higher Ed Stage

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 05.27.2014 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

In what some are calling a preview of the 2016 election season, Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush both spoke on the same stage at the Globalization of High...

Cheap (or 'Free') Is Not the Only Answer for Higher Education

Chris Maples | Posted 05.27.2014 | College
Chris Maples

Why do I believe that the current suite of cost-reduction options do not really address the needs of higher education into the future? Because these mostly politically motivated proposals address price borne by students (as opposed to actual cost) and completely ignore value.

These Kids Today

Christopher Fee | Posted 05.27.2014 | Impact
Christopher Fee

Many of them are choosing to build their lives around active, community-minded citizenship, whatever their eventual field of professional endeavor.