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The Higher Value of Higher Education In Addressing Sexual Violence

Alumni returned to the Kenyon College campus recently to celebrate reunions, and more than celebration was on the minds of some of them. During a question-and-answer session with young alumni, a woman asked me, “What are you going to do to stop sexual assault on campus?” A good, and not entirely …

Higher Education

Is Higher Education Suffering a Crisis of Budget, Buildings or Failure to Adapt?

The University of Chicago will be laying off more workers following a building spree, according to Crain's Chicago Business. (http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160601/NEWS13/160609982/u-of-c-braces-for-more-layoffs-budget-cuts) Steeped in tradition, the school is rightfully proud of its rich …

Higher Education

College-Educated Workers Now Dominate the Labor Market

Those who have a college degree make up 36% of the workforce, compared with 34% for those with only a high school diploma or less<p>For decades, workers with a four-year degree have out-earned their less-educated peers. Now, they’re also the largest share of the labor market. That’s the finding of a …

High School

Sweden’s Nature Pill for City Dwellers

Last summer we looked at kolonistuga, the garden and vacation colonies that dot Sweden and are occupied with tiny cottages. Like most great ideas in …

Vacation Homes

Tracking the Data Science Talent Gap

If your company is looking to hire data scientist right now, good luck. Five years after Harvard Business Review first shone the spotlight on the …

12 Tips on How to Maintain a Healthy Relationship While Traveling For Work

If you, like millions of other professionals, frequently travel for business, you might have mixed feelings toward this obligation. While it can be exciting to visit new locations and make interesting contacts, the demands of being away for an extended period can cause both physical and mental …

Productivity

Is 'Lifestyle Inflation' Making You Broke?

The tendency to spend more as you earn more can short change your long-term goals.<p>In theory, when your paycheck gets bigger, so should your ability …

Personal Finance

Proving Grounds for a New Model for Higher Education

More than 20 million Americans are heading to campuses nationwide to commence the new academic year. They will be participating in a model of higher education that is under increasing strain.<p>Financially, there is the much-reported and growing mismatch between tuition, rising at a rate higher than …

Higher Education

The Not-So-Silent Revolution: The Internet of Everything in Higher Education

Change has come slowly to higher education. This is understandable given the relative success that the American university system has had in granting four-year degrees that have helped students garner higher long-term earnings. Regardless, the traditional university system is facing crushing …

Competency-Based Education: No More Semesters?

"I went to a four-year university." "That job requires a one-year certificate." "It's a two-semester course." "She's a fifth-year senior." What do these expressions have in common? They use time as the yardstick for higher education.<p>Essentially, this means measuring not how much you've learned, but …

The Plot Against Public Education

How millionaires and billionaires are ruining our schools.<p>Bill Gates had an idea. He was passionate about it, absolutely sure he had a winner. His idea? America’s high schools were too big.<p>When a multibillionaire gets an idea, just about everybody leans in to listen. And when that idea has to do …

Why Out-of-Classroom Experiences Are Critical to Your College Education

College isn't all about what happens in the classroom. It's a time to try new things, have new experiences and discover who you are and what you value. With each passing year, it's getting increasingly more difficult for young professionals to stand out from the thousands of other graduates who …

College & University

These Maps Show The Dramatic Rise In College-Educated Americans Since 1970

Americans are a lot more educated today than they were a few decades ago.<p>A GIF from @MetricMaps pieces together maps showing county-level data about the number of people who have earned bachelor's degrees since 1970.<p>Unsurprisingly, those numbers have shot up over the past 40 years (along with the …

Demographics

Fortune.com

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Workday ships first app for higher education in strike against Oracle

Workday has made good on a promise it issued a year ago with the release Thursday of Workday Student Recruiting, the first in a series of apps it’s developing for higher education institutions.<p>Student Recruiting has a two-fold purpose: to help college recruiters find the right applicants while …

How College Kids Helped Divest $50 Billion From Fossil Fuels

Environmentalists hope Monday will come to be viewed as an “economic tipping point” in the battle against climate change.<p>More than 700 investors …

Energy

John Dewey on the True Purpose of Education and How to Harness the Power of Our Natural Curiosity

<i>“Do not feel absolutely certain of anything,”</i> philosopher Bertrand Russell instructed in the first of his ten timeless commandments of teaching and learning in 1951. And yet formal education, today as much as then, is for the most part a toxic byproduct of industrialism based on the blind …

This House Was Purchased for $1

Is this the biggest real estate steal ever?<p>Here's a makeover you won't believe: A historic house in Memphis was sold for a buck and turned into a bed and breakfast within a year. Jose and Jennifer Velázquez had dreams of opening their own B&B, and after 24 years they found the perfect place — The …

The Obama Administration's "Gainful Employment" Regulations Discriminate against the Private Sector in Higher Education

I’ve often explained that “third-party payer” is a major problem in our healthcare sector.<p>This occurs when consumers can buy healthcare with other people’s money. For instance, nearly half of all healthcare spending in America is directly financed by government. And a big chunk of supposedly …

College-Educated Americans Are Doing Better Only Because Everyone Else Is Doing Worse

College is expensive, but the income gap between college graduates and those without a degree has widened sharply in the last few years.<p>This chart from a presentation by Bill Emmons at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, and alerted to us by guest author Invictus over at Barry Ritholtz's The Big …

College & University

Do Higher-Ed Policies Make It Harder for Low-Income College Students to Graduate?

The golden im­age of col­lege stu­dents walk­ing brick-paved paths to at­tend small classes in ivy-covered build­ings hasn’t matched the real­ity of …

Higher Education

STOCKS CLOSE AT ALL-TIME HIGH AFTER BAD JOBS REPORT: Here's What You Need To Know

First, the scoreboard:<p>Dow: 15,658.3, +30.3, +0.1%<br>• S&P 500: 1,709.6, +2.8, +0.1%<br>• NASDAQ: 3,689.5, +13.8, +0.3%<p>And now, the top stories:<p>The Dow was down by around 70 points in early trading. But the markets managed to recover all of its losses and close in the green.<br>• U.S. companies added just 162,000 …

Markets

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

The editors at Amazon.com recently came out with a list of the Best Books of 2013 So Far, which ranks the best books released between January and June 2013.<p>"Customers looking for great summer reads will find an eclectic selection on the list this year, from the very best fiction to compelling …

Books

How To Create The Perfect Workspace, According To Science

Optimize your performance. Or just make it pretty.<p>There's nothing worse than sitting in a dull, drab cubicle. If you're going to be stuck in one place for 40 or more hours a week, it might as well be pleasant--for the sake of your sanity and your company's bottom line. Research shows that how you …

The Newest Epidemic Among College Kids: 'Sleep Texting' Syndrome

Mittens, to protect herself from her phone. To render her fingers unable to send those unconscious messages that are as embarrassing as they are senseless.<p>Yup: She's a sleep texter.<p>"It's a phenomenon occurring with the younger generation," says Elizabeth Dowdell, a nursing professor at Villanova …

Sleep

Can new corporate structure help education startups overcome industry distrust?

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: OHiShiapply<p>More investors may be fawning over education companies, yet among educators themselves, entrepreneurs don’t …

How Modern Economics Is Built On 'The World's Dumbest Idea'

I reported earlier this month that the Financial Times published a pair of important articles asking why the goal of a firm is to maximize short-term shareholder value is still being taught in business schools.<p>“While there is growing consensus that focusing on short-term shareholder value is not …

Bike-Sharing Programs Roll Into Cities Across The U.S.

It's a good time to be a cyclist in America.<p>New York kicked off a new bike-sharing program this week, with Chicago and San Francisco both close behind. Those cities are expected to launch similar systems this summer.<p>The sharing programs are all check-in, check-out systems, with automated stations …