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Racial Disparities in Higher Education: An Overview

This article was written by Becky Supiano and originally published in the Chronicle of Higher Education

Racism on American campuses is a matter of national concern again this week following protests at the University of Missouri at Columbia that led on Monday to the  426 more words


Lecture Me. Really.

Molly Worthen, assistant professor of history, Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina, has written an article about lecturing in history that captures my teaching method as to why and how “lecturing” is fundamental to thinking and interacting with other minds in the classroom, hence, in the world. 67 more words


Does patience pay off on the job market? Here's an article that won't tell you the answer.

Last week, I was in conversations with two groups of people seeking or soon to seek academic jobs. Though located at two different institutions and coming from a wide range of disciplines, the groups shared a new concern added to the usual ones: the new… 412 more words

Good information and bad coverage of college costs

We’ve gotten some rare good news about transparency in college costs: the U.S. Department of Education’s new College Scorecard, though limited in many ways, gives students and their families quick, easy ways to understand some of the realities of college costs normally hidden by simplistic discussions of sticker prices. 429 more words

Dear Committee Members: A Novel by Julie Schumacher

Let me start with this: Dear Committee Members has the best flap copy ever:

“Finally, a novel that puts the ‘pissed’ back in epistolary.”

I hadn’t been aware it had ever been there.  372 more words

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White House relaunches database for college search

The White House announced on Saturday that it has re-entered the business of helping students find their dream schools with the roll out of an updated online hub of information about colleges. 321 more words


I Have a New Cartoon in This Week's Chronicle of Higher Education

I have a new cartoon in this week’s Chronicle of Higher Education in Washington.