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Colleges in Crisis: Who Is Responsible?

I read the Sunday Boston Globe (April 1, 2018) today and there was a front-page article regarding the declining enrollment of many Boston area colleges. Without going into the specifics of the article, it centered around the declining enrollment of these colleges, one had lost 90% of its students over the past decade. 578 more words

Thoughts

A fascinating article which explains the author's view about why classes in the humanities are helpful for students of the sciences.

Monday was the first day of Dartmouth’s Spring term. So, as I often do at this time, I started teaching my course for non-science majors called “Understanding the Universe: From Atoms to the Big Bang.”

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College Degrees

Student loan ripoff

Read this from a NYTs op-ed 2-11-18

I’m not dismissing my responsibility for this. But along with many other 17- and 18-year-olds, when I went to college, I didn’t know anything about student loans, interest rates or rude private debt companies that hound the living hell out of you.

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WPrightnow

Governing RePost: Fewer people are getting degrees in public service

The latest data from the U.S. Department of Education shows that several of the top government-related academic fields — including criminal justice, political science and public administration — have seen the number of degrees awarded level off or dip slightly over the past few years.

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Diamonds and Degrees

A diamond is forever.

Proposing marriage with a diamond ring is the norm of today. And we all brush it off as an age old tradition.

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Philosophy

The Results Are In: Top 5 Majors

It’s reassuring to know that students are making good choices when it comes to choosing a college major. I must confess that I was surprised. In today’s world of rapidly changing EVERYTHING, the job market has hung some college majors out to dry. 741 more words

Academic Advising

Why Men Are the New College Minority

As typical, the Atlantic comes perilously close to the answer, only to bury the lede and move on.

“… at most college campuses the attitude is that men are the problem.

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Culture