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A major report on digital learning from Arizona State University

What are the best ways to support and structure digital learning? Last week Lou Pugliese joined the Future Trends Forum to describe a forthcoming …

College & University
College & University

The Early Decision Racket, Redux

To take your mind off politics, at least politics of the national-election variety, let’s take a look back on some of the oddities of the American college-admissions process, for which millions of families are gearing up right now.<p>Back in 2001, the <i>Atlantic’s</i> September issue featured a big story I …

College & University

A guide to the lost art of learning a language before you travel

Among all the complexities of modern travel, communicating in another language ranks low on the list. You can always hold up eight fingers to haggle over flea-market prices, or use Google Translate (among many such apps) to order the right thing at a restaurant. Plenty of travel bookings can be …

Language

16 Essentials for Surviving Abroad

If you’ve spent any significant time overseas, you know that it’s not just getting lost in the backcountry that you have to worry about. Often the smaller, less extreme problems present the biggest challenges. Take it from someone who learned the hard way. I used to think emergency travel kits were …

Camping

The high human costs of defunding state universities

“We have seen a plummeting of Black student enrollment in the CSU, with the Black student population cut in half”<p>Last month a seven-member panel met in the state Capitol to discuss the calamitous funding situation of the California State University system, as well as the prospects for creating free …

Higher Education

6 Places Americans Can Easily Move To

There’s a lot of chatter these days about people wanting to drop everything and leave the country, especially if the election doesn’t quite go their …

America’s Best Car-Touring Roads

The American road trip is a longstanding rite of passage. We're drawn to movement and freedom and experience unchained from the morass of daily obligation. The open road— fiery leaves, frosty mountains, sunny coasts, big open desert—offers all that when you've got an open mind and a penchant for …

National Parks

Fix Free College: What We Can Learn from Place-Based Promise Programs

At what should have been a sleepy school board meeting on November 10, 2005, in Kalamazoo Michigan, the school board instead unveiled a new program …

Higher education and neoliberal temptation

<b>Almantas Samalavicius:</b> The neoliberal agenda that came into being a few decades ago in the northern hemisphere, and was eventually globalized, now …

Brains without borders

MONTANA HIRSCHOWITZ remembers exactly when she decided she would seek her higher education abroad: one night when she was ten, and armed robbers …

Higher Education

Robot-Proof: How Colleges Can Keep People Relevant in the Workplace

As more and more jobs are automated, higher education has a crucial role to play in training people to do what machines can’t.

Higher Education

Train ’em up. Kick ’em out

YOUNGSTERS have long crossed borders in search of an education. More than 2,000 years ago the Roman poet Horace went to Athens to join Plato’s …

5 Ways Elite-College Admissions Shut Out Poor Kids

Take two 18-year-olds with equally stellar academic abilities. One comes from the socioeconomic bottom and one from the top. That lower-income student is one-third as likely to enroll in a selective college.<p>Often, when the media report on this phenomenon, known as undermatching, the focus is on the …

College & University

The corporate university and its threat to academic freedom

Library at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Claude 12/Wikimedia Commons. Public Domain.The principle of academic freedom is increasingly …

Safe spaces, the void between, and the absence of trust

John C Calhoun by Mathew Brady,1849. Wikicommons. Some rights reserved.<p><b>Rosemary Bechler (RB):</b> <i>A Yale student, as quoted in a recent</i> Independent <i>article</i> …

IFC Invests in Postal Savings Bank of China to Promote Financial Inclusion for Underserved

The FINANCIAL -- IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, on December 10 announced an investment in Postal Savings Bank of China (PSBC). The investment …

39 Study Abroad Scholarships & Grants to Apply For Now

Did you see the cost of your dream study abroad program and instantly cringe?<p>You're not alone -- studying abroad can be expensive but there are some …

In Qatar’s Education City, U.S. colleges are building an academic oasis

DOHA, Qatar — Northwestern University came here to teach journalism and communication, a tough assignment in a country with tight controls on public speech. It was the latest in a series of prestigious U.S. universities the wealthy emirate lured to a monumental complex on the desert’s edge, called …

College & University

Interview With Harvard's Most Popular Professor, Michael Puett: What's So Great, or Not, About Asian Education?

Michael Puett is a professor of Chinese History in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations who was s one of five professors awarded the Harvard College Professorship for outstanding teaching.<p><b>Emanuel Pastreich</b><p>There is great admiration for the remarkable emphasis on education we find …

Education

Former Stanford dean explains why helicopter parenting is ruining a generation of children

Julie Lythcott-Haims noticed a disturbing trend during her decade as a dean of freshmen at Stanford University. Incoming students were brilliant and accomplished and virtually flawless, on paper. But with each year, more of them seemed incapable of taking care of themselves.<p>At the same time, …

Parenting

Opinion: Academic freedom — A right, a privilege, a necessity

There is a conversation unfolding - reasonably and urgently - about whether the University of British Columbia has been offering adequate support and …

The future of language

To some extent, Americans have an advantage over much of the world's population: The country's two most widely spoken languages — English and Spanish — are among the most widely spoken worldwide. So, are Americans still willing to take language classes?<p>The number of American students who learned a …

Language

Gold-panning and fly-fishing on tap at new Yosemite resort opening in June

A promising new lodging option is gearing up just outside the west entrance to Yosemite, where quality accommodations are always at a premium.<p>Rush Creek Lodge, purportedly the first new resort in the Yosemite region in more than 25 years, opens in June 2016 and has begun taking reservations.<p>The …

College Scorecard Sandbags Equity in Higher Education

In the tsunami of data about higher education that the Obama administration unleashed on an unsuspecting nation late last Friday, one fact emerges that was already painfully clear: the "haves" in higher education have quite a lot; the "have nots" struggle mightily. And this economic chasm is …

Higher Education