29 mars 2015

McGill Rejects Request for Women-Only Gym Hours

HomeMcGill University has rejected the request of a Muslim female student to start women-only hours in the workout facilities on campus, CBC News reported. The request has prompted widespread campus debate in recent weeks. Read more...

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Combating Isolation

HomeBy Kerry Ann Rockquemore. Feeling alone during your first year on the tenure track is painful, but not unusual. New faculty often feel so thankful to have landed a tenure-track job that it’s hard to also talk honestly about the fact that there are real challenges to settling into a new location. It’s hard enough when you are transitioning from a location where you had deep social and emotional ties to a place where you know no one. Read more...

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Writing Academic Book Reviews

HomeBy Casey Brienza. Book reviews are important inputs into a wider system of academic publishing upon which the academic profession is symbiotically dependent, and in a previous career advice column I argued that all scholars -- regardless of career stage -- ought to set time aside on occasion to write them. Read more...

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Techno Fantasies

HomeBy Audrey Watters and Sara Goldrick-Rab. Kevin Carey has written a book called The End of College -- by which he means the end of college as we know it… and he feels fine. At least we assume he does, because The End of College is a celebration, not a lament. The traditional college education is dying, he says. Read more...

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Shatterer of Worlds

HomeBy Scott McLemee. Lost among my books, probably in a box somewhere, is a paperback copy of Bhagavad Gita As It Is, offered to me at a reasonable price by a smiling Hare Krishna devotee working the crowd in Union Square. The word “smiling” is probably redundant. Read more...

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The Two Cultures, 2.0

HomeBy David G. Halsted. Half a century ago, C. P. Snow’s The Two Cultures pointed to a growing gap between the sciences and the humanities. Despite similar levels of education and similar socioeconomic origins, he wrote, scientists and literary intellectuals “had almost ceased to communicate at all.” Read more...

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American Ignorance

HomeBy Sanford J. Ungar. Among all the seemingly intractable crises Americans face in the world today, none is so serious as their utter unfamiliarity with that world. It makes every specific overseas problem virtually impossible for us to deal with confidently or competently. Read more...

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Professors Should Define Student Success

HomeBy Norm Jones and Harrison Kleiner. Lumina Foundation recently released an updated version of its Degree Qualifications Profile (D.Q.P.), which helps define what students should know and what skills they should master to obtain higher education degrees. Read more...

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Australia Bullish on Foreign Students

HomeBy John Ross for The Australian. Australian government figures show that enrollments of international students rose 10 percent last year, reversing a recent dive that cost universities and colleges more than one-third of their overseas students. Read more...

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A Promised University

HomeBy Donna Bowater for Times Higher Education. One of the biggest and most troubled favela complexes in Rio de Janeiro is expected to get a public higher education institution, four years after it was promised one by the Brazilian government. Read more...

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