03 novembre 2018

Hiring highly educated immigrants leads to more innovation and better products

The ConversationMuch of the current debate over immigration is about what kind of impact immigrants have on jobs and wages for workers born in the United States. More...

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We provided psychological first aid after the Las Vegas shooting – here’s what we learned

The ConversationThe goal of psychological first aid is to sooth, assist and help people function and cope in a healthy way in the wake of a traumatic event. More...

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Controversial young adult novel offers insight into Kavanaugh hearings, sexual assault

The ConversationThe confirmation hearing of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh should remind educators of the vital need to talk to young people about sexual assault, consent, underage drinking – and how the choices they make as teenagers can affect the rest of their lives. More...

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Statistics and data science degrees: Overhyped or the real deal?

The Conversation“Data science” is hot right now. The number of undergraduate degrees in statistics has tripled in the past decade, and as a statistics professor, I can tell you that it isn’t because freshmen love statistics. More...

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‘Fortnite’ teaches the wrong lessons

The ConversationIn recognition of the fact that “Fortnite” has quickly become one of the most popular video games in the world – one played by more than 125 million players – I decided to play the game myself in an attempt to understand its widespread appeal. More...

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More college students expected to vote in 2018 midterms

The ConversationI predict that college students will vote at higher rates in 2018 than in the 2014 midterm election, but that’s a low bar since the National Study of Learning, Voting & Engagement revealed only 18 percent of students, including graduate students and older students who tend to vote at higher rates, opted to vote in 2014. Only 13 percent of students aged 18-24 voted. More...

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Harvard case could represent the end of race in college admissions

The ConversationFour decades ago, the U.S. Supreme Court cited the admissions program at Harvard College as an “illuminating example” of how race could be used as one of several factors in college admissions. More...

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First-generation college students earn less than graduates whose parents went to college

The ConversationWhen discussions take place about first-generation college students, often the focus is on how disadvantaged they are in comparison to their peers whose parents went to college. More...

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How do colleges use affirmative action? Even some activists don’t understand

The ConversationWhen it comes to the ongoing debate over affirmative action in U.S. college admissions, both opponents and supporters among Asian-Americans have plenty to say. More...

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