27 septembre 2018

Federal funding for higher ed comes with strings attached, but is still worth it

The ConversationWhen nonprofit colleges and universities get federal funding for research and to support students, do government regulations make it difficult to fulfill their missions. Plus...

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Big game days in college football linked with sexual assault

The ConversationSexual assault on college campuses has gotten increased attention in recent years. Much of the attention has been spurred by research, such as a 2009 study that found that nearly one in five female seniors at two anonymous large public universities reported being sexually assaulted since entering college. Plus...

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Battles over patriotism, Pledge of Allegiance in schools span a century

The ConversationWhen a California school principal called controversial quarterback Colin Kaepernick an “anti-American thug” for his protests during the national anthem at NFL football games, passions were inflamed anew over whether patriotism should be taught in America’s schools. Plus...

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Eight cases from across history which still shape the law today

The ConversationNew students are streaming into law schools across the country. But to become the next generation of lawyers, judges and activists, they’ll first need to read through a mountain of case law. In case law, judges define what acts of parliament actually mean, explain the common law and resolve disputes between citizens, organisations and sometimes state institutions. Plus...

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Forget university rankings, open days are the biggest factor in student choice

The ConversationAccording to the Times Higher University Rankings, which position more than 1,200 institutions worldwide, the University of Oxford (which came top), the University of Cambridge (second), Imperial College London (9th) and University College London (14th) are the only UK universities in the top 25. Plus...

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Freshers’ week: how to resist the pressure to drink (if you don’t want to)

The ConversationLeaving behind your “home” friends, trying to eke out your student loan and learning to deal without mum and dad are all challenges that can make settling into university life pretty stressful at the beginning. Plus...

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Freshers’ week: how to make a good first impression

The ConversationGoing to university for the first time can be a daunting experience for anyone. The biggest fear many have is leaving their old friends behind and having to meet lots of new people from all walks of life. Plus...

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Curious Kids: Why does English have so many different spelling rules?

The ConversationIt was a rocky beginning for English spelling. Quite simply, the 23-letter Roman alphabet has never been adequate — even Old English (spoken 450-1150) had 35 or so sounds, and our sound system is now even bigger. Plus...

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Mental health crisis in teens is being magnified by demise of creative subjects in school

The ConversationAfter the recent report by The Children’s Society that a quarter of 14-year-old girls have self-harmed, many campaigners have called for the root causes of the adolescent mental health crisis to be tackled – rather than just firefighting the symptoms. Plus...

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No, mobile phones should not be banned in UK schools

The ConversationAccess to mobile technology can be both a blessing and a curse. Smart phones are used to make calls, run businesses and organise social lives. But they also raise concerns over their potential impact on our health, society – and education. Plus...

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