Tagged: higher education

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Admission Scandal Snares Celebs Among Others

Getting your kid into college by buying a building is a very old joke when it comes to the wealthy and institutions of higher learning. Tax fraud, racketeering, obstruction of justice, and money laundering are not nearly as funny.

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Is The Lambda School Model The Future of Higher Education?

The level of student debt accrued by students has skyrocketed in recent years. At the same time, the benefits of obtaining a bachelor’s degree and the ensuing debt that goes along with it has been diminishing. The current model of higher education, it would appear, is ripe for disruption.

Enter Lambda School

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Make Universities Less Welcoming

The political right and left believe they are not welcomed at our universities. That doesn’t mean we need to treat all demands on higher education seriously.

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What Online Education Shares with IKEA

I’m currently moving into a bigger apartment. The total square footage of the new location is approximately twice that of where I’m currently staying. As a result, I need (read: want) more furniture. And so my girlfriend...

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Driving Blind: The Humanities Die and Superman Returns

Digby argues that MSNBC’s ratings aren’t down because of quality issues, but rather that a large part of its liberal base is currently alienated and indifferent. Some are defending the humanities against digital aggression,...

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Driving Blind: Long Lost Books and University Crooks

A segment at NPR outlines the fight in Texas to transform the state university system. Governor Perry and private sector elites want to make higher education in the state more affordable and efficient,

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Living The Dream (Law School, Part 4)

Note: This post is part of our League Symposium on Higher Education in the 21st Century. You can read the introductory post for the Symposium here. To see a list of all posts in...

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What I Wish My Students Knew

There was a really wonderful and moving article in the New York Times the other day about how for poor students, getting to college is only the beginning of the battle. They often fail...