articles tagged: college
trump threatens american science to give “very fine people” new platforms
# science

trump threatens american science to give “very fine people” new platforms

The right manufactured a free speech crisis on college campuses and President Trump may be giving them a tool to hold the nation’s R&D labs hostage while demanding the spotlight.

of the special college snowflake and other mythical creatures of old people news
# politics

of the special college snowflake and other mythical creatures of old people news

The media and boomers are obsessed with millennial and college phenomena that are barely a blip on the radar in the grand scheme of things.

why tenure should never, ever be abolished
# education

why tenure should never, ever be abolished

Tenure is not a magical keep-your-job-forever-no-matter-what card. It's vital protection for scientists whose research might not sit well with ideologues and partisan tribalists on college boards.

why the college bubble really needs to pop
# education

why the college bubble really needs to pop

The trajectory of American higher education is simply unsustainable and something has to give sooner rather than later.

what happens when you study a hot button problem
# sex

what happens when you study a hot button problem

AAU's survey of inappropriate sexual behavior did not go smoothly and its results raise a lot of questions about both their methodology and college culture.

why bureaucrats shouldn’t handle social activism
# politics

why bureaucrats shouldn’t handle social activism

Bureaucrats generally don't like creative, fair solutions to complicated problems, so it's no surprise they're making a mess of social activism on campus.

the catch with a free public college education
# education

the catch with a free public college education

If taxpayers are going to pay for college, we'll have to make sure that a college education actually yields gainful employment.

why companies and colleges aren’t working together
# education

why companies and colleges aren’t working together

Companies need colleges to educate their next generation of workers. Yet they're refusing to work with them, or even train their employees for that matter.

learning your abc’s and int/void mains?
# tech

learning your abc’s and int/void mains?

Coding is a useful skill, but some Silicon Valley luminaries are tackling their mission to teach kids how to write apps with a little too much zeal and overly rosy stats.

should you really consider a foreign university?
# education

should you really consider a foreign university?

If you're going to attend a foreign college, make sure you know what you're getting into and pick your host country wisely.

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