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A man in Fort Worth recently offered his friends advice on Twitter: “Do not go to college for a major in liberal arts you will have no job!!” Soon after, a Twitter account he’d probably never heard of called his tweet a myth.
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The Geography of Foreign Students in U.S. Higher Education: Origins and Destinations
Source: Brookings Institution
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This report uses a new database on foreign student visa approvals from 2001 to 2012 to analyze their distribution in the United States, finding that:
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At a teaching workshop last week, a new faculty member asked me how I felt about students using laptops in the classroom. I replied, “I ask students not to use laptops in my classroom—unless a student tells me they need or strongly prefer a laptop to take notes (for any reason), in which case we make that work.” She looked relieved to have this endorsement of a learning zone with fewer electronic distractions.
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Mustapha Marrouchi’s extensive body of work includes books, peer-reviewed articles, and online essays; literary criticism and sociocultural analysis; commentary and memoir. It’s a diverse portfolio, but if you track it closely enough, a through line emerges: Passages from other authors regularly appear, nearly verbatim, without attribution.
Do Employers Prefer Workers Who Attend For-Profit Colleges? Evidence from a Field Experiment
Source: American Institutes for Research
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This paper reports results from a resume-based field experiment designed to examine employer preferences for job applicants who attended for-profit colleges.
From the National Public Radio Planet Money Podcast:
“Sure, some college degrees lead to higher paying jobs than others. But what’s shocking — at least, it was shocking to us — is just how big the gap can be.The most lucrative majors typically lead to jobs with salaries over $100,000 a year. 54 more words