Emily Bly

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The Debate Over Free Community College

New programs in Oregon and Tennessee face praise and scrutiny about which students they actually benefit.<p>This fall, Cesar Sanchez, 18, will do something he never thought possible.<p>He’ll enroll at Southwest Tennessee Community College through a state program called Tennessee Promise, which lets …

College & University

What Degrees Are Actually Worth the Cost of College?

Five years ago, petroleum engineering majors had it made. Then fracking tapered off. Which degrees hold perennial value, and is community college the …

Umpqua Community College Wasn't Exactly A 'Gun-Free Zone'

<i>The following post first appeared on Factcheck.org</i><p>In the wake of the mass shooting at an Oregon community college, Donald Trump and other Republican presidential candidates claimed that the school was a “gun-free zone.” That’s not exactly accurate.<p>Umpqua Community College does have policies …

The Republicans Debate Their Debates

GOP campaigns agreed to preliminary demands for how they want future forums to work, but the hard part is still to come.<p>The attempt by the Republican presidential candidates to wrest control of the primary debates away from news networks has, so far, mostly succeeded in highlighting internal …

Media Industry
Federal Budget

Want to change the world? Start with community colleges.

Community college is often perceived as the underdog in American higher education. Many are plagued by treacherous drop-out rates, poor teaching standards and dismal job prospects. And that’s if you’re lucky enough to graduate.<p>But inside some of these institutions, revolution is stirring. A lack of …

Higher Education

Want to Increase Student Success? Redesign Community Colleges

College & University

‘You’re only as good as your last film...’

When Engelbert Grech took over as Film Commissioner in December 2013, he was faced with a lull in the film industry which had generated €5 million …

Studies show that when women direct films, something magical happens

There’s a very public and ongoing discussion about sexism in the film industry. Back in May, Hollywood’s gender bias became a civil rights issue, …

Feminism

Stephen Sondheim Thinks Getting Rid of the Colonial Would Be 'A Crime'

Stephen Sondheim Thinks Getting Rid of Boston’s Colonial Theatre Would Be ‘A Crime’<p>Legends are coming out of the woodwork to defend the city’s oldest …