27 janvier 2019

Michael Bloomberg: Channeling His Inner Johns Hopkins

HomeMany commentators have missed how Bloomberg’s seismic donation can shift donor culture in higher education for the better, argues Michael T. Benson. More...

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Bloomberg's Gift and the Role of Endowments

HomeMichael Bloomberg recently made a big splash by promising to make a gift of $1.8 billion to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University. The primary purpose of this gift -- the largest in history to any university -- is to make the endowment large enough to ensure that Hopkins can maintain need-blind admission and meet full financial need for all students indefinitely into the future. More...

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Reading Mobilization

HomeDisplaced from the National Mall by a partial government shutdown and facing the likelihood of harsh weather, the third Women's March on Washington, D.C., may well draw an even smaller turnout than the presidential inauguration did two years ago. More...

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Will Higher Ed Keep AI in Check?

HomeMachine learning and artificial intelligence carry inherent risks to colleges and universities and their students -- but only if the people making the decisions fail to exert control over the tools’ influence, Fred Singer argues. More...

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Extra Credit Is Not Really Extra

HomeWayne Stauffer explains why he believes it's all about students' misplaced desire for choice. More...

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Picturing Science and Engineering

HomeLearning how to make technically accurate, interesting and honest images and graphics of science should be part of every scientist’s education, argues Felice C. Frankel. More...

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Ethical College Admissions: Does It Matter Where You Go to College?

Home“Does It Matter Where You Go to College?” asked the title of a recent article in The Atlantic.It’s an “essential question” for those of us who work as college counselors. More...

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An Overlooked Solution for Diversifying STEM

HomeColleges can dramatically improve success rates of low-income, first-generation students by working across units, argue Adrianna Kezar and Elizabeth Holcombe. More...

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European Commission Seeks Input on AI Policy

Techno-News Blog The European Commission’s Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence has requested comments on draft Guidelines for Trustworthy AI. The EU Guidelines state, “Trustworthy AI has two components: (1) it should respect fundamental rights, applicable regulation and core principles and values, ensuring an ‘ethical purpose’ and (2) it should be technically robust and reliable since, even with good intentions, a lack of technological mastery can cause unintentional harm.” The EU Guidelines reflect several principles from the Universal Guidelines for Artificial Intelligence, which have been endorsed by more than 250 experts and 60 organizations in 40 countries. More...

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5 Important Augmented And Virtual Reality Trends For 2019 Everyone Should Read

Techno-News Blog Alongside AI and automation, virtual reality (VR) and its closely related cousin augmented reality (AR) have been touted for several years now as technologies likely to have a profoundly transformative effect on the way we live and work. More...

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