David Dunn

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John Gray: The Friedrich Hayek I knew, and what he got right - and wrong

Hayek’s most striking intellectual trait was one uncommon in academic life – independence of mind, which enabled him to swim against some of the most …

Economics

4 ways social media drives business development

<i>This article is part of SWOT Team, a new series on Mashable that features insights from leaders in marketing, brand-building and public …

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Comics

Experts explore plagiarism, beyond traditional definition

INDIANAPOLIS – Professors often frame plagiarism as an ethical problem, with a simple solution: don’t do it. For students tempted to plagiarize …

On The Syllabus: Lessons In Grit

Can kids be taught to be more resilient? To see how educators are teaching "grit," Tovia Smith visits a public school in Brooklyn that's trying to change attitudes about failure and frustration.<p>Transcript<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:<p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>AUDIE …

SAT's about-face on essay presents colleges with a tough question

The College Board's decision to make the essay portion of its influential SAT exam optional is setting off a national debate among colleges and universities about whether to require applicants to take it.<p>Beyond the potential effect on students, the March 5 announcement about the upcoming test …

College & University

Reforming student loans is off to a good start

CONGRESS HAS ONLY begun working on student loans this year, and already it’s going better than last year’s debacle.<p>Election-year politics drove Congress and the White House to endorse a bumper-sticker policy — keep loan rates from doubling! — instead of looking at the substance. Lawmakers rushed to …

The Transformational Potential of Flipped Classrooms

If 2012 was the year of MOOCs (massive open online courses) in higher education, then the flipped classroom was the innovation of the year for K–12 …

Education Technology

Columbia U. Kicks Out 'Star' Profs for not Getting Enough NIH Grants to Cover 80% Salary

This is the first of a two-part series to cover the changing dynamics of academia in USA and other Western countries.<p>Inside Higher Education wrote in …

Physicists, Generals And CEOs Agree: Ditch The PowerPoint

About six months ago, a group of physicists in the U.S. working on the Large Hadron Collider addressed a problem they've been having for a while: Whenever they had meetings, everyone stuck to the prepared slides and couldn't really answer questions that weren't immediately relevant to what was on …