Let the courage that the Egyptian people showed this year give us strength to also raise our voices for those things that are vitally important to the quality of our lives: an educated citizenry! We know that writing is vital … Continue reading →
Are women more likely than men to include works by women on a syllabus? A new study of international relations courses for Ph.D. students finds that they are. Jeff Colgan, the Richard Holbrooke Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Brown University, analyzed 73 syllabi of international relations courses for doctoral students a
“Incorrect.” Halfway through the practice quiz, I get a question wrong. I matched two terms to the wrong examples, and the quiz tells me they should be swapped. “Do you know why?” it asks. I don’t, and the course doesn't tell me. But the quiz will soon give me the same question, which I can then answer simply from memory. For the past two weeks, I have
The future looks murky for the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. For three years the regional accreditor has sparred with supporters of City College of San Francisco, including faculty groups, San Francisco’s city attorney, state lawmakers and Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic leader of the U.S. House of Representatives. The commission als
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Friday abruptly fired its head football coach, Tim Beckman, after an external review into the coach’s behavior revealed that he put his players at risk by deterring them from reporting injuries and pressuring them to continue playing when hurt. The preliminary findings of the ongoing investigation -- which in
Could a medical school at Syracuse University be the ticket the institution needs to radically ascend the ranks of research universities? Or are its uncertain plans to fund the school and a crowded local market too much to overcome? In his year and a half as chancellor, Kent Syverud has prioritized research programs in an effort to raise the university'