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Reimagining higher education in the United States

November 5th, 2020 at 10:27 am » Comments Off

  As education leaders consider their options in the age of the COVID-19 crisis, they must rethink the conventional wisdom. Higher education in the United States is at an inflection point. The core mission of the university—instruction, research, and service—has not changed. Nor has the need for advanced education to prepare individuals for a fulfilling […]



The Economic Model of Higher Education Was Already Broken. Here’s Why the Pandemic May Destroy It for Good

September 2nd, 2020 at 12:15 pm » Comments Off

Logan Armstrong, a Cincinnati junior, works while sitting inside a painted circle on the lawn of the Oval during the first day of fall classes on at Ohio State University on Aug. 25, 2020. Karabell is an author, investor, and commentator. He is the president of River Twice Research. His forthcoming book is Inside Money: […]



Why College is never coming back

August 1st, 2020 at 10:53 am » Comments Off

 Here’s some great news: one of America’s most broken industries is finally being exposed as a sham. And make no mistake, the end of college as we know it is a great thing. It’s great for families, who’ll save money and take on less debt putting kids through school. It’s great for kids, who’ll no […]



This chart predicts which colleges will survive the Coronavirus

August 1st, 2020 at 10:48 am » Comments Off

Universities are an expensive operation with a relatively inflexible cost structure, and it’s forcing many schools to make poor choices Our fumbling, incompetent response to the pandemic continues. In six weeks, a key component of our society is in line to become the next vector of contagion: higher education. Right now, half of colleges and […]



Study: Only 18% of data science students are learning about AI ethics

July 14th, 2020 at 12:27 pm » Comments Off

The neglect of AI ethics extends from universities to industry  A study by data science firm Anaconda found an absence of AI ethics initiatives in both academia and industry. Amid a growing backlash over AI‘s racial and gender biases, numerous tech giants are launching their own ethics initiatives — of dubious intent. The schemes are […]



Trump executive order directs feds to prioritize skills over college degrees in hiring

July 6th, 2020 at 11:44 am » Comments Off

  President Trump is reportedly preparing to redirect employers on how they should hire, prioritizing an applicant’s skills over a university degree. Fox News has learned that the president will likely sign an executive order Friday, instructing the nation’s largest employer, the federal government, to take a new direction in its hiring tactics. The order […]



Is an MBA worth it ? After Covid-19, absolutely not.

July 6th, 2020 at 11:38 am » Comments Off

For my parents’ generation, the default option for career development was getting an MBA. At one point in the late 2010s, I considered the degree, too. But as much as the brand glittered, a price tag of $200,000 plus two years of lost wages just didn’t seem worth it. And now? Is an MBA worth […]



More than 60 colleges hit with lawsuits as students demand tuition refunds

June 27th, 2020 at 1:13 pm » Comments Off

Georgetown University, whose nearly empty campus in Washington, DC, is seen here on May 7, 2020—is one of more than 60 schools being sued by students, who are demanding a partial tuition refund after classes moved online due to the coronavirus outbreak.  At least 60 colleges and universities across the country, and perhaps as many […]



Almost half of Universities may be gone in 5 to 10 years, professor admits

June 19th, 2020 at 2:28 pm » Comments Off

  Scott Galloway, lecturer in Marketing at New York University, speaking at the DLD (Digital-Life-Design) conference in Munich, Germany, 18 January 2016. An NYU professor of business surmises that because of the effects of the coronavirus, anywhere from one-quarter to almost one-half of universities in the nation may go out of business in the next […]



Community colleges could see a surge in popularity amid Covid-19

May 25th, 2020 at 4:49 pm » Comments Off

Historically, community college enrollment spikes during economic downturns. This year, a public health crisis may draw even more students who don’t want to travel or live in a dorm. The coronavirus crisis has already changed the way this year’s crop of high school seniors are thinking about higher education. And community colleges across the country […]



Exam anxiety : How remote test-proctoring is creeping students out

May 24th, 2020 at 3:04 pm » Comments Off

As schools go remote, so do tests and so does surveillance The stranger on the Zoom call appeared to be sitting in a tent. He wore a black headset and a blue lanyard around his neck. Behind him was white plastic peppered with pictures of a padlock. “Hi,” the stranger intoned. “My name is Sharath […]



Universities are expecting 230,000 fewer students – that’s serious financial pain

May 9th, 2020 at 2:25 pm » Comments Off

Without government support, universities will struggle to provide the education people will need to rebuild their lives after Covid-19 Our universities are a vital and unique part of our society with an importance that far outweighs their considerable economic value. Yet research into the impact of Covid-19, conducted by London Economics for the University and […]



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