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A Lighthearted Reflection on Achieving a Doctorate - By The Active Author

Six and a half years ago I sat in a cold, damp bungalow / come make-shift police station and clicked on the ‘apply’ button for a Professional Doctorate in Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Portsmouth. 1,490 more words

Higher Education

Soft-Spoken in Academia

Is there a place for soft-spoken introverts in the competitive fast-paced aggressively limited-time-offer college-industrial complex? The short answer is no. The long answer is no, thank goodness. 592 more words

Writing

Merging Colleges To Cut Costs And Still Boost Graduation Rates

Increasing college graduation rates without increasing funding is a goal in many states. At least one is demonstrating it’s possible to use the merger of two- and four-year schools to help boost graduation rates. 14 more words

Higher Education

Oregon Senate passes bill adding to community college grant

State senators are adding funding to the Oregon Promise Grant.

This bill passed the senate Monday to help low-income students attending community college. Because more students took advantage of the grant, there was less to go around and people were receiving smaller checks this year. 26 more words

Oregon Legislature

Why Engineering in Metallurgy?

What is engineering?
Engineering is the application of scientific knowledge to solving problems.

What makes engineering different from science? Science allow us to gain knowledge about the world and the universe whereas engineering allows this understanding to come to life through problem-solving, building and designing things. 824 more words

Higher Education

The demand for skills development in the molecular biosciences

By Dr Derry K Mercer, Principal Scientist at Novabiotics Ltd & member of the Biochemical Society Policy Advisory Panel

The UK Government recently published a Green Paper ‘ 958 more words

Policy

Brittany Ota- Malloy On Blackness, Biracial/ Multiracial Identity, and Higher Education

Just three days before flying to California to present her research, Brittany Ota-Malloy and I sat down to discuss blackness, multiracial/ biracial identity and developing a cultural identity. 1,471 more words

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