Karen Hillgrove

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Whitman’s Secret Novel, and Other News

• Look, we all have crappy novels that we’ve anonymously serialized in some small-time regional newspaper. (Mine is about a family of panda bears who vacation at the North Pole, where they befriend some itinerant polar bears.) We go to the grave expecting these novels never to be revealed. But now …

Every British swear word has been officially ranked in order of offensiveness

<b>Every swear word in the English language has been ranked in order of offensiveness.</b><p>The UK’s communications regulator, Ofcom, interviewed more than …

Empowering Students Through Reflection and Feedback

Student Self-Assessment and Reflection<p>Benefits of reflection<br>• Facilitating reflection<br>• Reflection activities<p>The Art and Science of Teaching: When …

David Bowie: The Man Who Changed the (Music) World (1947-2016)

David Bowie made his first big splash in the early 1970s with "Space Oddity," an imagined conversation between an astronaut and his ground control team. Over the next 40-plus years the British rocker often wrote songs about or from the perspective of beings from out of this world.<p>In many respects, …

Jason deCaires Taylor on His Ambitious New Underwater Sculpture Museum

Sculptor and installation artist Jason deCaires Taylor has attracted quite a lot of attention for his underwater sculpture gardens. Works like</i> …

Sculpture

Why Do Students Love (or Hate) to Read? This Teacher Asks Hers to Figure That Out for Themselves

Time and time again, research has shown that when students <i>own</i> their learning—when they are able to have a say in what and how they learn—the gains …

Teaching

The dramatic shift among college professors that’s hurting students’ education

If you've spent time in a college or university any time in the past quarter-century you probably aren't surprised to hear that professors have become strikingly more liberal. In 1990, according to survey data by the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) at UCLA, 42 percent of professors …

Higher Education

David Bowie's list of 100 favorite books reveal his true inner nerd

We all know David Bowie as a music and pop culture icon. But if you are hoping looking for a crash course in must-read literature, look no further …

80 Books Every Person Should Read

We invited eight female literary powerhouses, from Michiko Kakutani to Anna Holmes to Roxane Gay, to help us create an updated list of books everyone should read. Each participant made 10 picks. It's a new year, a new Esquire.com. We're looking forward to reading and we hope you are, too.<p>What can …

Literature

Beware, the central control that grips schools is heading universities’ way

Communities bound together by a love of inquiry are being turned into fiercely managed ‘knowledge businesses’<p>The start of a new year – the beginning of a new era for colleges and universities? Most people, especially those in leadership and management roles, are pragmatists. They distrust talk of …

Education