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In the Age of Loneliness, Connections at Work Matter

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Loneliness is a feeling we’d all like to avoid. Research shows it’s terrible for our health; it diminishes cognitive performance and the immune system, increases the risk of heart disease and dementia and hastens early death. And the psychological effects are just as bad; studies show that …

Beloit releases annual "mind-set list" on what freshmen know and don't know

Each August since 1998, Beloit College has released its "mind-set list" to help faculty and administrators understand what a new class of freshmen …

'Chipping Away At My Soul': Insiders Detail The Decline And Fall Of Corinthian's For-Profit College Empire

<i>Tasha Courtright, a former Corinthian Colleges student, holds a sign at an April 2015 protest.</i><p>Dawn Lueck’s bosses were beaming. It was the height of the Great Recession, and hundreds of thousands of Americans were losing their jobs each month. But executives at her company, a network of for-profit …

Using OK Cupid to Teach Research Methods

We’ve highlighted the really interesting research coming out of the dating site OK Cupid before. It’s great stuff and worth exploring:• Common lies in …

How university trigger warnings will backfire: Does Fox News need any more ammunition against the humanities?

<b>Hercules and the Centaur (Italianvideophotoagency via Shutterstock)</b><p>Greek and Roman myths are violent and ugly, sure. But apologizing for art — especially the classics — is a bad idea<p>Scott Timberg<p>May 15, 2015 6:57pm (UTC)<p>A band of enraged women tear a young king limb from limb. An eagle eats the …

Why Scientists Are Upset About The Facebook Filter Bubble Study

Facebook says users, not its algorithm, are responsible for the so-called filter bubble. But Facebook’s own research says otherwise.<p>Yesterday, the journal <i>Science</i> released a study by Facebook employees examining what content you do (and don’t) see on Facebook’s news feed. Its conclusion, at first …

Inside Social Scientists’ New Data Dilemma

Sociologist, dean and professor at New York University, <b>Dalton Conley</b> is one of a growing group of social scientists now pushing large, for-profit …

College Presidents & Students Turn to Design Thinking » Education Design Lab

Design thinking is everywhere in the press these days. The practice has ties all the way back to DaVinci, but I only discovered it a little more …

Are Uber's passenger ratings big data for good – or discrimination 2.0?

For a short period on Monday morning, users of taxi firm 2.0 Uber were able to see their passenger rating, the company's internal ranking of how good a customer you are.<p>The coder Aaron Landy discovered that by pasting a short chunk of code into their browser, any Uber customer could find out the …

The Slow Death of the University

Introducing the Digital Pedagogy Lab – ProfHacker - Blogs

Praxis, by Jesse Stommel and Sean Michael Morris, is an examination of how different types of technologies are used in the classroom–from chalkboards …

Why America’s Historically Black Colleges Are Struggling

<i>This post originally appeared on</i> <b>Business Insider.</b><p>Across the U.S., historically black colleges and universities are struggling financially—and the …

Why More Bachelor’s Degrees Won’t Solve Inequality

From time to time, you'll hear economists argue that the best long-term solution to economic inequality is education. There is an enormous, and …

Having Inside Information Leads to Worse Decisions

Tip-offs in business are surprisingly common (and, except for stock market insider trading, legal) and often make the person on the receiving end feel special—they now know something that others don’t and have an opportunity to be among the first to act on this new information. For example, your …

4 Ways Technology Can Help Empower Teachers And Students

The 18th century Prussians were one of the first societies to think about truly public education–making (relatively) high-quality education …

The End of College? Not So Fast

In his new book, <i>The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere,</i> Kevin Carey lays out a dystopian future for …

What MIT Is Learning About Online Courses and Working from Home

“Virtual work” is increasingly just “work” for most of us – whether we’re dialing into a conference call with our branch offices in London and New York, or VPN-ing in from home to catch up with work after-hours, remote work is the new normal. But as Peter Hirst, director of the executive education …

Stanford president offers predictions on a more digital future for higher education

WASHINGTON -- In 2012, John L. Hennessy, president of Stanford University, famously told <i>The New Yorker</i> that technology was about to dramatically …

Henry A. Giroux | Higher Education and the Politics of Disruption

(Image: Chalk board, college grad via Shutterstock; Edited: JR/TO)<p>We now live at a time in which institutions that were meant to limit human …

Higher Education

3 Big Issues We Heard About at SXSWedu – Wired Campus - Blogs

<i>Austin, Tex.</i> — Student privacy, easier-to-use digital tools for instructors, and efforts to offer alternative credentials were some of the …

Higher Education

How to spot a college about to go out of business

By Jeffrey J. Selingo<p>Jeffrey J. Selingo<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The surprise announcement last week that Sweet Briar College will close at the end of the academic year caught many of its current students, their families, and alumnae by surprise. It also led to much speculation about whether such closures …

College & University

Surprise: Humanities Degrees Provide Great Return On Investment

Humanities degrees have received a bad rap recently, even from President Obama. Many people, including top policy makers, routinely push policies to encourage more students to major in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Some governors have even suggested that state …