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Simple Math

Janine Francolini | Posted 04.16.2014 | Impact
Janine Francolini

It is that monumental time of year. Spring is in the air. Cherry blossoms are blooming. Letters stuffed with confetti are arriving... or not. For man...

No More Alma Maters?

Rev. Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 04.14.2014 | College
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love

We must work together to fix the problems of accountability, accessibility and affordability of higher education for all people living in the United States.

Is the President Real?

Daniel Carlin | Posted 04.06.2014 | College
Daniel Carlin

I couldn't decipher what was so irksome, but I got bored. There, I said it. Somewhere between the transitions from Nik Stauskas to job creation to minimum wage, President Obama lost me.

Poetry and Basketball Defeat a Scar

Write for the Future | Posted 04.03.2014 | Education
Write for the Future

By Zenobya Clarke When I was three, I fell off a couch and hit my head on the edge of a coffee table. My face was busted open; I needed twenty-si...

The Special Obligations of Tenured Faculty

Joseph Urgo | Posted 04.02.2014 | College
Joseph Urgo

What are the "special obligations" of tenured faculty members? What obligation flows from a special position of privileged, protected speech?

The Tax Code in Action: Charity Starts at the Top

Dean Baker | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Dean Baker

The right-wing thinkers at Heritage may object that they have the right to pay their president whatever they feel like. Of course they are right, but the issue here is whether they have the right to force taxpayers to subsidize the bloated salary they pay to their president.

Why Northwestern?

Write for the Future | Posted 03.29.2014 | Education
Write for the Future

by Hannah Kliot Junior year: I am in my bed reading Truman Capote's In Cold Blood, my mind wrestling to understand how two people could conspire t...

Friday Short: The Fine Art of Following Instructions

Keith Wade | Posted 03.28.2014 | 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.

Want to Earn an MBA? Consider One of These Top Business Schools in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 03.27.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Deans and administrators of the programs, corporate recruiters, and administrators were asked to rate the schools, and other criteria, such as the mean starting salary of program graduates, were considered.

A Global Action Leadership School in the Making

Otto Scharmer | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics
Otto Scharmer

I had an interesting week. On Monday I attended a book launch event in Denmark. The idea of the organizers was to create a "Nordic Forum" to bring together leaders and change-makers from many systems and sectors who are using awareness-based technologies of change.

Nazi Slogan Causes Anguish at Vanderbilt University

Katerina Rosen | Posted 03.25.2014 | College
Katerina Rosen

Holocaust education should not be a choice. Every university student and perhaps every conscientious citizen should understand the kind of edifice that allowed for death camps that killed millions if we want to prevent future Holocausts and "never forget."

University of Toronto's "See Yourself Here" Event Attracts Record Crowd

University of Toronto News | Posted 03.21.2014 | College
University of Toronto News

Alumni and current students take part in the Faculty of Law's annual outreach program that draws students from across the greater Toronto area (all ph...

Gateway to Curing Mental Illness

Chantel Garrett | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Chantel Garrett

When we can see the millions of young people and adults among us who live with brain disorders through a lens of compassion, radical shifts in innovation and funding will undoubtedly unfold. My family is ready for action. Are you?

UPDATE: Would You Choose to Be Straight? New Sci-Fi Film Explores (WATCH HERE)

Connor Hurley | Posted 03.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Connor Hurley

In October of 2012, I wrote about the personal inspiration behind my award-winning short film The Naturalist (which you can read here). In my post, ...

A "Majority-Minority" Nation Needs a New Definition of the University

Michael M. Crow | Posted 03.17.2014 | World
Michael M. Crow

We have a strange confluence of factors: the fastest growing industrialized nation with the steepest declining educational attainment. The most innovative of nations capable of astonishing increases in productivity is struggling to maintain sustained economic growth.

Boycotting Israel's Universities Is Wrong

Carlo Strenger | Posted 03.13.2014 | College
Carlo Strenger

For academic institutions everywhere, shutting off open discussion runs counter to the very foundations of academic life.

Online Universities 2.0: Taking Education to the Next Level -- Worldwide

Dominik Knoll | Posted 03.13.2014 | College
Dominik Knoll

Learning is now like ordering food in a restaurant, one class at a time. By offering free online classes to anyone in the world, the virtual universities have managed to bring together the world-wide student community, under a single roof.

Unspoken Lessons From Our Greatest Teachers, Our Students

Catherine Okafor | Posted 03.11.2014 | Education
Catherine Okafor

While some look at their students as "lazy," "ungrateful" kids, I see something much better. Our students are the ones that can teach us things that we would never expect.

When Images of Diversity Don't Match Reality

Annie Murphy Paul | Posted 03.11.2014 | College
Annie Murphy Paul

The most diverse place on campus is a shiny, happy spot that exists in two dimensions: the brochures, viewbooks and annual reports that colleges and universities produce for public consumption.

The Waiting Game

Brian Harke Ed.D. | Posted 03.11.2014 | College
Brian Harke Ed.D.

Each year, high school seniors spend the month of March in a nail-biting, gut-churning, adrenaline-fueled state of anticipation. Here are some things to keep in mind if you receive a denial letter from your first pick college.

Friday Short: Lessons From the First Job -- Sometimes You Have to Prove Yourself First

Keith Wade | Posted 03.07.2014 | College
Keith Wade

First you get in, then you show them what you're made of.

Ghosts Ruling Over State Owned Educational Institutes of Pakistan

Mariam Khan | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics
Mariam Khan

What role can the government play to improve the literacy rate of the rural areas? The answer lies in sending out teams who can spread awareness and highlight the importance of education to those living in the villages.

Tips for Interfaith Organizing on College Campuses

Aamir Hussain | Posted 02.28.2014 | Religion
Aamir Hussain

However well-intentioned, interfaith dialogue will likely fail if the conversation is inappropriate for its audience, participants feel pressured to compromise their beliefs, and if some participants attempt to proselytize.

PhD or ABD?

Adele Scheele | Posted 02.28.2014 | College
Adele Scheele

Here are some strategies, not only for my seatmate but for all of you who are struggling with starting -- or finishing -- the dissertation.

Classroom Design Principles for an Increasingly Online World

Sean Corcorran | Posted 02.27.2014 | College
Sean Corcorran

There is no doubt that we must stem the tide of rising costs and tuition and adapt our current business models to change. But as one provost I talked with put it, "The future of education is not 18-year-olds going to college in their bedrooms. Learning is social."