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How An Unlimited Supply Of Borrowed Cash Is Destroying Higher Education

December 31st, 2019 at 12:37 pm » Comments Off

Both of us grew up poor. College was our way out of poverty. Now, we see too many young people locked into poverty by a college education. “You have to go to college” was an article of faith when we were growing up in poor families. Now we wonder if our ticket out of poverty […]



Colleges are turning students’ phones into surveillance machines, tracking the locations of hundreds of thousands

December 30th, 2019 at 12:14 pm » Comments Off

Syracuse University is among the dozens of schools in the United States that use tracking systems to monitor students’ academic performance, analyze their conduct or assess their mental health. When Syracuse University freshmen walk into professor Jeff Rubin’s Introduction to Information Technologies class, seven small Bluetooth beacons hidden around the Grant Auditorium lecture hall connect […]



Fewer students are going to college. Here’s why that matters

December 22nd, 2019 at 12:58 pm » Comments Off

This fall, there were nearly 250,000 fewer students enrolled in college than a year ago, according to new numbers out Monday from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, which tracks college enrollment by student. “That’s a lot of students that we’re losing,” says Doug Shapiro, who leads the research center at the Clearinghouse. And this […]



Welcome to the third age of online education

December 8th, 2019 at 1:48 pm » Comments Off

 The strangest things can trigger intense memories. For Marcel Proust, the taste of a madeleine cookie famously unleashed his entire childhood. In The Game, a reflection on life and hockey, my boyhood hero Ken Dryden, the great Montreal Canadiens goalie, recounts waking up in his parents’ home in Islington (a Toronto neighborhood) thinking he’s hearing […]



The 5 college majors American students most regret picking

November 21st, 2019 at 2:36 pm » Comments Off

Obtaining an undergraduate degree is almost always worth it — bachelor’s degree holders earn 84% more than those with just a high school diploma. However, not all majors are the same, ZipRecruiter found. As tuition costs soar, more students and their families are asking themselves if college is still worth it. Some experts say the […]



How Blockchain could disrupt the education industry

November 12th, 2019 at 1:09 pm » Comments Off

Blockchain is undisputedly an ingenious invention. It’s a technology that began as underpinning for virtual currencies but it is quickly becoming obvious that blockchain is more than just bitcoin. The encrypted ledger technology that powers bitcoin is primed to reshape the future of many industries. Be it healthcare, finance, media, or the government, the blockchain […]



Harvard’s prestigious debate team loses to New York prison inmates

November 11th, 2019 at 3:42 pm » Comments Off

Prisoners participating in Bard College initiative to provide them a liberal arts education beat Ivy League students who won national title only months ago Months after winning a national title, Harvard’s debate team has fallen to a group of New York prison inmates. The showdown took place at the Eastern correctional facility in New York, […]



Why no one wants to be an MBA anymore

October 30th, 2019 at 11:06 am » Comments Off

   A recent Wall Street Journal article focused on the steep decline in elite MBA program applications. In an era of an increasing divide between the economic haves and have nots, you’d think that the vaunted Masters in Business Administration degree would be valued more than ever. After all, with the recent boom in the […]



Why some say college is no longer the sure path to success

October 8th, 2019 at 12:13 pm » Comments Off

  An alarming—yet illuminating—new study conducted by Third Way, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank, concludes that many who go to college come out earning less than the typical salary of a high school graduate. Contrary to popular opinion, which contends that the path to success is rooted in attaining a college education, the findings indicate […]



Top 6 trends in higher education

July 13th, 2019 at 3:27 am » Comments Off

Around the world, tuition at universities is rising at a much faster rate than inflation and challenging students’ return on investment. Reduced government funding and higher operating costs are driving the need for change at universities. The mismatch in employer needs and employee skills is leaving over seven million jobs unfilled in the U.S. These […]



Non-Degree Certificates And Certifications: Fast, Cheap And Effective

May 27th, 2019 at 2:29 am » Comments Off

Sub-baccalaureate certificates and certifications bring significant economic advantages, especially for adults who do not have a college degree. Non-degree certificates convey substantial economic value, including higher employment rates and income, greater marketability and more personal satisfaction. Those are the key results from a just-released survey of about 50,000 working adults between the ages of 25-64. […]



Colleges are upending majors

April 20th, 2019 at 10:57 am » Comments Off

Princeton commencement, 1909. Photo: Paul Thompson/FPG/Getty Images In 1869, at Harvard, Charles Eliot invented the college major as we know it — each student would be channeled into a specialized area of study, and move on to a stable, lifelong job. The big picture: A century and a half later, American colleges pump out some […]



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