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Jon Stewart faces his next chapter: Goodbye to “the joy machine” of the writing room and the anxiety of being the poster boy for the left

<b>Jon Stewart (AP/Charles Sykes)</b><p>“You have to never be precious with the material,” Stewart reflected on the fast pace of “The Daily Show”<p>Sonia Saraiya<p>July 23, 2015 11:00pm (UTC)<p>In February, after Jon Stewart casually announced his retirement from “The Daily Show” during an otherwise ordinary …

Comedy

Navigating Twitter Tutorial: The Basics

This is a short 6-min tutorial to help new and existing Twitter users learn a bit more about navigating in the Twitter web application. Do you know …

MOOCs, MIT and Magic

MOOC panel: Dan Hastings, Anant Agarwal, Tony Bates, Sanjay Sarma, John Daniel<p>In my previous post, there were two sessions at the LINC 2013 …

50 Reasons Why Online Learning Deserves Respect - InformED

Online learning is on the rise. According to a 2013 report by the Babson Survey Research Group, over 6.7 million postsecondary students were enrolled …

thoughts on learning & technology since 2006

You probably have received word via email or in apps lately about changes to company privacy and security agreements. Many companies are updating …

A Better Way to Rank Colleges?

Amidst another scandal surrounding <i>U.S. News and World Report’</i>s college rankings, economists <b>Christopher N. Avery</b>, <b>Mark E. Glickman</b>, <b>Caroline M. Hoxby</b>, …

The Economics of Higher Education, Part 2: Different Major, Different Tuition

It has become increasingly common for colleges and universities to charge different tuition for different undergraduate majors. Do those prices …

The Economics of Higher Education, Part 1: Science Is Hard

(Photo: Martin Lopatka)<p>If you are the sort of person who worries that the U.S. is not producing enough college graduates with science degrees, it’s …

"Jane Austen, Game Theorist"

(Photo: Charlotta Wasteson)<p>Our latest podcast is called “Jane Austen, Game Theorist.” (You can download/subscribe at iTunes, get the RSS feed, or …

The Economics of Higher Education, Part 4: Worldwide Returns on College

We’ve discussed before — in blog posts and a podcast — the value of a college degree. Writing for the <i>New York Times</i> Economix blog, <b>Catherine Rampell</b> …

College Makes You Healthy

At the core of the debate over the value of college is a collage of evidence showing that it produces better lifetime outcomes not just in income but …

The Upside of Quitting

<b>Season 1, Episode 5</b><p>You know the bromide: “a winner never quits, and a quitter never wins.”<p>To which Freakonomics Radio says … <i>Are you sure</i>? Sometimes …