Maja Markovic 011
I got to check off 'Make something called xkcd' early.
Evolutionarily speaking, mushrooms are technically a type of ghost.
Whenever you see a video of birds doing something weird, remember: Birds are a small subset of dinosaurs, so the weirdness of birds is a small subset of the weirdness of dinosaurs.
The 78-rpm era was closer to the Civil War than to today.
I have this weird thing where if I don't drink enough water, I start feeling bad and then die of dehydration.
Remind me to order another pack of coffee filters from Dyson. Man, these things are EXPENSIVE.
Will It Work
'Copy and paste from a random thread on a website' is the hardest to predict, and depends on the specific website, programming language, tone of the description, and current phase of the moon.
Despite it being imaginary, I already have SUCH a strong opinion on the cord-switch firing incident.
From a one-woman space to a fully supportive place: SHARE marks its 10th year
Ten years ago, Carole Goldberg singlehandedly ran Yale’s Sexual Harassment and Assault Response & Education Center (SHARE) from a small office on Whitney Avenue, at one edge of the campus. She was available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to any member of the Yale community who needed her hel...
Four to be honored at Yale-Jefferson Public Service Awards ceremony
Two alumni and two current students will be honored for their work in the community with Yale-Jefferson Public Service Awards. The awards will be presented during the annual assembly of the Association of Yale Alumni (AYA), being held Nov. 10-11.
Bridge programs for incoming freshmen expand reach
As Yale College prepares for a 15% expansion in the undergraduate student body, two newer programs designed to help students transition to Yale have successfully expanded as well.
Columnist Ben Zimmer ’92 to discuss life ‘Linguistic Sleuthing in the Digital Age'
Ben Zimmer ’92, language columnist at the Wall Street Journal, will speak at Yale on Monday, Oct. 24 at 4 p.m. as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism. His talk, “On the Word Beat: Linguistic Sleuthing in the Digital Age,” will take place in the Davenport College common room, 248 York St. The event is fr...
Politico editor Susan Glasser to give Poynter Lecture Oct. 24
Susan Glasser, editor at Politico, will speak at Yale on Monday, Oct. 24 at 4:30 p.m. as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism. “A Q&A with Politico Editor Susan Glasser” will take place in Rm. 116 of William L. Harkness Hall, 100 Wall St. The event is free and open to the public.
Internationally renowned scholar on African studies to give Coca-Cola World Fund Lecture at Yale
Mahmood Mamdani, an internationally renowned scholar on African history, politics, and society, and the Herbert Lehman Professor of Government at Columbia University, will give the annual Coca-Cola World Fund at Yale Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 26.
Abyssinian Baptist Church Choir to perform in free concert
The Abyssinian Baptist Church Choir will perform in a free concert on Friday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Woolsey Hall, 500 College St.
Acclaimed Japanese actor to screen and discuss his films at Yale
Nakadai Tatsuya, who is regarded as one of Japan’s greatest actors, will visit Yale to screen and discuss two of his films.
Israeli dance company to stage “Goldfish” as part of No Boundaries Performance Series
The Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak Dance Company will perform its show “Goldfish” Oct. 28 and Oct. 29 as part of the Yale Repertory Theatre’s No Boundaries Performance Series.
Roots of resistance to cancer drugs run deeper than a single gene
Searching for more individual genes to predict responses to breast cancer therapy may not work, a new study suggests. Instead, scientists and clinicians need to pay attention to abnormalities in networks of genes, Yale researchers report in a paper published Oct. 10 in the journal Annals of Oncology...
Steven Hyman awarded 2016 Sarnat Prize
The National Institute of Mental Health has awarded Professor Steven Hyman ’80 the 2016 Sarnat Prize for his work on treating and understanding psychiatric disorders as biological diseases.
Rose petals for the lost
Recently the Harvard Art Museums acquired the evocative “A Flor de Piel,” a room-sized tapestry by contemporary Colombian artist Doris Salcedo made of thousands of dyed rose petals stitched together to form a giant burial shroud. For the director of Harvard’s Straus Center for Conservation and Techn...
A tension as old as the country
The Gazette interviewed Kristen Carpenter ’98, Oneida Indian Nation Visiting Professor of Law, about the current relations between Native Americans and state and federal government.
Youth justice study finds prison counterproductive
A study by the Harvard Kennedy School cites high recidivism, bloating costs, and widespread abuses in U.S. juvenile detention centers and calls for support- and education-focused rehabilitation alternatives.
The stressed-out electorate
Harvard analysts discuss findings of a new study that shows more than half of Americans say the presidential election is stressing them out.
The words “Folding, Refraction, Touch” provided a useful framework for the Busch-Reisinger Museum’s exhibition of works by Wolfgang Tillmans and other modern and contemporary artists in dialogue with the German photographer.
Harvard’s religious past
A Harvard Divinity School lecturer says that to understand where the University is, it’s important to see where it’s been.
Faculty Council meeting held Oct. 19
On October 19 the Faculty Council heard a review of the Biomedical Engineering concentration and a proposal on course scheduling. They also met with Provost Garber to ask and answer questions as representatives of the Faculty. The Council next meets on November 16. The next meeting of the Faculty is...
The unchanging election
Veteran pollster Peter D. Hart analyzes the 2016 election and sees far less volatility than headlines would suggest.
A family history of wartime heroism
Artemis Joukowsky worked with Ken Burns on a documentary about his grandparents, Waitstill and Martha Sharp, who helped hundreds escape Nazi death squads in from 1939 to 1940.
The perils of a partisan military
When retired military leaders speak out on partisan issues, it is unhealthy for our democracy, says Adm. Gary Roughead, former chief of naval operations and a fellow at the Hoover Institution.
The mark of a great commander in chief
To be a successful commander in chief, you cannot underestimate or really prepare, for the intense pressures and decisions that lie ahead, says Adm. Gary Roughead, former chief of naval operations and a fellow at the Hoover Institution.
Massive cyberattack poses policy dilemma, Stanford scholar says
Stanford cybersecurity expert Herb Lin says the Oct. 21 cyberattack that snarled traffic on major websites reveals weaknesses in the Internet of Things that need to be addressed. But stricter security requirements could slow innovation, cost more and be difficult to enforce.
New method of estimating biodiversity based on tree cover
Scientists used tree cover maps and on-the-ground observations to measure biodiversity in Costa Rica. The results generated a method of modeling biodiversity across tropical landscapes.
Inauguration of President Marc Tessier-Lavigne in pictures
On a brilliant fall day, Stanford University celebrated the inauguration and investiture of its 11th president, Marc Tessier-Lavigne. University photographers Linda Cicero and Aaron Kehoe captured moments of the day.
Highlights of the inauguration of Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne
The Stanford community celebrated the inauguration and investiture of Marc Tessier-Lavigne as the university's 11th president with a solemn and splendid ceremony. Videographer Kurt Hickman captured some of the highlights of the day.
Inauguration of President Marc Tessier-Lavigne
Stanford celebrated the beginning of a new era today by inaugurating its 11th president, Marc Tessier-Lavigne, a pioneering neuroscientist, technology executive and academic leader.
‘Let us be fearless,’ Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne tells university
Stanford celebrated the beginning of a new era today by inaugurating its 11th president, Marc Tessier-Lavigne, a pioneering neuroscientist, technology executive and academic leader.
Prepared text by Provost John Etchemendy at the inauguration of Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne
Prepared text by President Emeritus John Hennessy at the inauguration of Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne
Inaugural 'TigerTalks in the City' bring Princeton faculty to New York with focus on entrepreneurship
This month, the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council (PEC) launched "TigerTalks in the City," a quarterly series designed to bring Princeton research with an entrepreneurship focus to New York. The topic of the inaugural panel discussion was "Big Data and Little Privacy?" and featured faculty from a r...
FACULTY AWARD: Trueman receives Bessie Award for Outstanding Musical Composition/Sound Design
Daniel Trueman, professor of music, has received the 2016 Bessie Award for Outstanding Musical Composition/Sound Design for his contributions to "There Might Be Others," a dance work choreographed by Rebecca Lazier, senior lecturer in dance in the Lewis Center for the Arts. The work premiered earlie...
Unusual quantum liquid on crystal surface could inspire future electronics
For the first time, an experiment has directly imaged electron orbits in a high-magnetic field, illuminating an unusual collective behavior in electrons and suggesting new ways of manipulating the charged particles. The study, conducted by researchers at Princeton University and the University of Te...
Office of Sustainability celebrates decade of progress
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the founding of Princeton University's Office of Sustainability, the hub that supports, monitors and connects initiatives across campus focused on cultivating positive global and local impacts in the environment.
Wild science: The nature of the Mpala Research Centre
For Princeton University faculty and students, the Mpala Research Centre, a multidisciplinary and multi-institutional field laboratory that sits on a 50,000-acre reserve and ranch in central Kenya, provides an expansive natural terrain ideal for large-scale field experiments in ecology, biology, geo...
Q&A with Tilghman: Inside the presidential debates
Wednesday's face-off between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump marked the third and final presidential debate of the 2016 campaign. Shirley M. Tilghman, president of the University, emeritus, and professor of molecular biology and public affairs, is a member of the commission that organizes the deba...
Q&A: The Battle for Mosul
How is the battle to eradicate ISIS from Mosul, Iraq, likely to proceed? Beyond large numbers of civilians fleeing, there will likely be a period of brutal house-to-house fighting, ultimately leaving the city in ruins. Professor Jacob N. Shapiro shares this reaction and more.
Provost Lee visits Mpala Research Centre, alumni in Kenya
On his first international trip as Princeton provost, David S. Lee traveled this summer with a delegation from the University to visit the Mpala Research Centre, a multidisciplinary field-research station in Kenya. Lee also met with the American ambassadors to Kenya and Somalia and, before returning...
The Next Four Years: Race and inequality
The next president will face a range of challenges related to race and inequality, from poverty and tensions with police to the Black Lives Matter movement, civil rights, incarceration and gender equity. In the sixth installment of a Q&A series on important issues the next president will need to...
Scientists get their first look into how bacteria construct a slimy biofilm fortress
Princeton researchers have for the first time revealed the mechanics of how bacteria build up slimy masses, called biofilms, cell by cell. When encased in biofilms in the human body, bacteria are a thousand times less susceptible to antibiotics, making certain infections, such as pneumonia, difficul...
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Preventing Bullying With The Backdrop Of Trump
I am a high school teacher, and on Wednesday students and teachers at my school wore orange as a commitment to stop bullying and unite for kindness in our community. I was still wearing my orange shirt while I watched the final debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. October is Bullying Pre...
Why Are So Many Schools Not Reporting Sexual Harassment And Bullying Allegations?
October is National Bullying Prevention Month, a time when survivors, advocates, and concerned citizens come together for a national conversation about the disturbing prevalence of bullying and sexual harassment in K-12 schools nationwide. Many surveys show that significant numbers of students exper...
This Is How to Choose Your First Job After College
If you don't have a firm career path, how do you choose your first job after college? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Joshua Reeves, CEO and co-founder of Gusto, on Quora. In choosing a ...
The Global Search for Education: The Millennial Bloggers - Jobs Employment and Education
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls on countries to begin efforts to achieve the 17 SDGs over the next 15 years. Sustainable Development Goal No. 4 advocates for inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all. Youth unemployment continues to grow...
For-Profit Computer Systems Institute Stays Alive
On April 15, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education cut off federal student grants and loans to the Skokie, Illinois-based for-profit college chain Computer Systems Institute (CSI), citing detailed evidence of fraudulent conduct. Denying CSI's appeal from its initial January 2016 decision, the Depar...
Don't Let This Kind Of Tweeting Blunder Jeopardize Your Next Job
My friend Hannah works in Human Resources at a major production company and is in charge of hiring interns and assistants for the executives. One of the big shots at her company gave her the resume of a son of his golfing buddy and told her to interview him. She looked over the resume of "Donny" and...
CEO Of Shut-Down For-Profit College Defends His 'Salesmen'
In a TV interview on Friday, Larry Earle, the CEO of shuttered San Antonio-based for-profit Career Point College, gave the game away about what many for-profit colleges are all about. Defending his closed school against findings by the U.S. Department of Education that Career Point had engaged in fi...
Mom Pulls Daughter Out Of School After Teacher Says Her Hair 'Stinks'
After a day care teacher asked Tionna Harris to use less coconut oil in her 3-year-old daughter’s hair, a reporter asked how she felt about the teacher’s request. Harris summed up her view of the situation in three words: “Discriminative, stereotypical, racist.” On Oct. 10, Norris posted a letter on...
From Gum Bans to Growth Mindsets: This Week's Curios
Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learners everywhere. This is a weekly digest. Last week's Curios covered yawn duration, passing kidney stones at amusement parks, and Singapore's ban on chew...
Conscious Parallelism is the legal term when companies post the same prices but show no evidence that they are directly colluding. That pretty much describes what colleges do resulting in very similar tuition and a narrow band for tuition increases. So it was a big deal last August when one colle...
The Guardian - Culture
Doctor Strange review – Benedict Cumberbatch relishes an eyepoppingly freaky extravaganza
The new Marvel superhero yarn features the Sherlock star as a medical doctor who seeks help from a mysterious guru, the Ancient One, after a terrible accidentLike his near-namesake Strangelove, this is someone in touch with vast elemental powers – and who, like him, makes a miraculous recovery from ...
St John Passion review – ETO's innovative, inclusive Bach
Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford on AvonEnglish Touring Opera’s soloists were joined by local choirs and new English translations of Bach’s verses, both adding a vivid modern relevance English Touring Opera’s latest presentation is Bach’s St John Passion, but their approach is not operatic in the se...
Justin Bieber walks off stage in Manchester after fans refuse to stop screaming – video
Justin Bieber walks off stage at a gig in Manchester on Sunday, after asking fans to stop screaming between songs. He told fans: ‘I don’t think it’s necessary’, before dropping the microphone and exiting before later returning to continue his performance. This isn’t the first time Bieber has stormed...
Lilt to last: Cohen, Collins and Clark prove age is no barrier to great music
Autumn 2016 is proving to be the season of the great octogenarian, with a raft of releases that show how veteran musicians can gain new depth from ageThe voice begins in the depths of his belly, wrestles through the raw canals of his throat, sounding blizzard-weathered and at times almost bereft of ...
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back author Lee Child: 'It's a very fertile avenue for political statement' – video interview
The second Jack Reacher movie is directed by Ed Zwick and features Tom Cruise as the roving baddie-thumper, this time helping out a US army major (played by Cobie Smulders) who has been wrongly charged with spying. Lee Child, author of the original series of novels, talks about how the format allows...
Ed Balls nearly drops partner Katya Jones during Strictly routine – video
Things go awry for Ed Balls as he attempts to lift partner Katya Jones during a performance on Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday. The pair were dancing the American Smooth to (Is This The Way) Amarillo by Tony Christie when the pair came close to a dance catastrophe Watch the full dance here on the ...
Prettifying the Poldark rape doesn't make it OK. Elizabeth said no
The scene didn’t engage with what forced sex looks like. Instead, it was a hard kiss, a breathless no, a push away … then in bed everything was fine. But there is no grey area in rape and the BBC should know – and show – thatI’ve got a complicated yardstick for onscreen rapes, a jargon-mired formula...
Three Sisters review – uneasy Troubles overshadow family woes
Lyric theatre, Belfast Lucy Caldwell freights her well-observed Chekhov adaptation with the tensions of 1990s Belfast, adding to the siblings’ sense of stifled isolation “We can’t stand it here. The sky is grey and the streets are grey.” In Lucy Caldwell’s new version, Chekhov’s Three Sisters are t...
Tomorrow I Was Always a Lion review – ingenious journey inside mental illness
Arcola, London Five actors take turns to portray a woman with schizophrenia in this imaginative, disquieting Belarus Free Theatre adaptation of a bold memoirJust over a decade ago, Belarus Free Theatre began its extraordinary existence with a production of Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis. Now it returns...
Poem of the Week: And by Shuntarō Tanikawa, translated by William I Elliott and Kazuo Kawamura
An illuminating offering from one of the world’s ‘active poetic volcanoes’ uses haiku influences to reflect on death’s proximityAndWhen summer comesthe cicadassing again. Continue reading...
2016 30 Under 30: Education
Nominate The Brightest Young Stars In Education For 30 Under 30 2017
It's almost time to pick the 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 in Education, our annual who's who of the brightest individuals under the age of 30 who are changing the education landscape with some of the sector's most innovative ideas.
Who Plays Which Games? And What Does That Say About Our Culture?
The Joan Ganz Cooney Center’s new Digital Games and Family Life Infographic looks at the game genres and titles that kids and their families play. Not surprisingly, there seems to be a generational gap. There is also a curious gender distinction. (Photo by Jordan Shapiro) When it comes to age, puzzl...
Why Donald Trump's Education Policies Are Bad For Our Students
I’m tired, I have a headache and I’m really glad the debates are over. Like most Americans, I have post-presidential debate hangover syndrome. Watching the debates and then arguing about them with friends (and a few strangers) into the wee hours of the morning can do that to you. Now [...]
This Simple Step Could Boost The U.S. Economy By $45B
A new study suggests that getting the right kind of leaders in schools could have a huge impact on the economy.
Borrowers Rack Up $125 Million In Interest From Broken Student Loan Rehabilitation System
Regardless of which path you take, talking with your lender is an essential first step. Missing payments leads to a host of serious financial issues, including damaged credit and garnished wages. There might be flaws with the student loan system today, but being proactive can help you avoid the chal...
Of The Five Types Of School Leader, Only One Truly Succeeds
Researchers have identified five distinct types of school leader, but the only one to bring sustained success is the one that gets the least accolades.
Stop Marketing Your College Like A Timeshare
Many college and university promotional videos make timeshare marketing look educational. Because much of what currently passes for higher education marketing is no more than lifestyle marketing.
The Gender Ratio In Tech Is Getting Worse, Says New Research
The share of women in computing jobs is on track to decline from 24% to 22% over the next 10years. That's the stunning news coming out of a new report from Girls Who Code and Accenture, released today. According toCracking the Code: Get 3x More Women in Tech, despite increased [...]
What The 'Gig' Economy Means For Graduates And Their Employers
Tom Vander Ark, CEO of Getting Smart, a learning design firm, and his team have been running a substantial series on their blog for the last few months called "It's a Project-Based World." The series has attracted a lot of attention for its recommendations for educators, but the changes Vander Ark a...
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What’s Going On in This Picture? | Sept. 19, 2016
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation about what you see and why via a live, moderated discussion from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern.
Do College Rankings Really Matter?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of consulting published lists of top colleges and universities?
Article of the Day | ‘I, Too, Sing America’
What objects and experiences will be part of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture?
Word of the Day + Quiz | adorn
This word has appeared in 106 New York Times articles in the past year.
Film Club | Jay Z: ‘The War on Drugs Is an Epic Fail’
In this short Op-Ed film, Jay Z describes in detail why the United States government's four-decade war on drugs is unjust and ineffective.
Do You Want Your Parents to Stop Asking You ‘How Was School?’
How do you talk about school with your parents? Do they ask you how your day was every afternoon? Or does school only come up when you're in trouble?
Article of the Day | ‘Can Teenage Defiance Be Manipulated for Good?’
Someone quoted in the article you are about to read says "There are two adolescent imperatives: to resist authority and to contribute to community." Do you agree? Why or why not?
Picture Prompt | Speech Bubble
What do you think this image is saying? How does it relate to recent news events?
Word of the Day + Quiz | parsimony
This word has appeared in three New York Times articles in the past year.
Business schools: Campus vs beach
Print section Print Rubric:&nbsp; The full-time MBA is under pressure from specialist degrees and online education Print Headline:&nbsp; Campus vs beach Print...
Race and university admissions: Why the Supreme Court upheld the University of Texas’s affirmative action programme
UNTIL last week, Justice Anthony Kennedy, a 28-year veteran on the Supreme Court bench, had never voted to uphold a race-based affirmative action policy. But on June 23rd, he did just that, writing an opinion that disappointed the supporters of Abigail Fisher (pictured), a white woman who felt she w...
Computing boot-camps: Risks and rewards
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Education: The class ceiling
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Private higher education: Could do better
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What's in a name?: A battle rages over the renaming of a law school after Antonin Scalia
IT IS in part an accident of geography that George Mason University has become a sprawling public institution. It sits in the prosperous Northern Virginia suburb of Fairfax County, home to thousands of lawyers, lobbyists and bureaucrats who work in Washington, DC. Proximity to the nation's capital m...
Enrol and enjoy: Which universities deliver the best “feelgood” experience?
THERE is no shortage of college rankings, nor rankings that tell you what you already know. Ivy League colleges are prestigious and selective. Graduates of business schools tend to do well, and skilled engineers are in high demand. For college applicants trying to make a choice between attending mul...
Arab universities: The kingdom is king
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Higher education: Class apart
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Higher education: Open universities
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The Telegraph - Culture
How Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese brought 1970s New York to TV
Martin Scorsese tells Jane Mulkerrins how, with Mick Jagger’s help, he’s recreating the Manhattan music scene of 1973 for new HBO series Vinyl
Jilly Cooper hits out at 'fatal' impact of local government cuts to libraries
Cooper, who has an OBE for services to literature, has attacked David Cameron for allowing more than 350 libraries to close across Britain
Watership Down and other films that scared us witless
The 20 best TV chefs
As James Martin leaves Saturday Kitchen, Michael Hogan counts down the all-time best small-screen cooks
Alas, poor William
Telegraph View: Perhaps the tale is true that Horace Walpole, the dilettante antiquary, had Shakespeare's skull stolen to order
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl backs teen band banned from practising in their garage due to noise
Dave Grohl writes to Cornwall Council in bid to overturn youngsters band practice ban
10 on-screen couples who couldn't stand each other in real life
Just because your on-screen characters love each other, doesn't mean you can stand the person who plays them
The Kray twins: unseen pictures of Ronnie and Reggie
Described as the most dangerous men in Britain, the Ronnie and Reggie Kray were never shy about posing for the cameras. And as these unseen images show, they revelled in their reputations right from the start. These photographs, which feature in a new book on the brothers, were drawn from the privat...
TV hunks through history
Well, hello Mr Darcy: a look at TV hunks through history
Money men in films: picture special
Look at 10 great films about money men and Wall Street, including Rogue Trader
The New York Times - Education
How an Aesthete’s Eye Can Help a Doctor’s Hand
With the goal of fostering diagnostic skills and empathy, more medical schools are battling skepticism to offer courses on viewing art.
On Campus: Struggling to Serve at the Nation’s Richest University
We Harvard dining hall workers are on strike because we can’t afford to pay more for health care.
Faculty Members at State Universities in Pennsylvania End 3-Day Strike
A tentative agreement between the faculty union and the state includes raises and measures to save on health care costs.
Public Sacrifice: Think Your Retirement Plan Is Bad? Talk to a Teacher
Schoolteachers and others who pursue careers of service in exchange for modest paychecks get lightly regulated retirement plans that often charge excessive fees.
William G. Bowen, Princeton Educator Who Championed Poor and Minority Students, Dies at 83
Dr. Bowen was president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and also served as provost and president of Princeton, overseeing the admission of women and expanding the university academically.
Tech Tip: Want to make your own app? There are free classes for that
If you have an idea for a mobile app, or you just want to become more familiar with how software works, you can get a free education online.
Fair Game: A Whistle Was Blown on ITT; 17 Years Later, It Collapsed
In the interim, the for-profit education company made billions off federal student aid, while students amassed mountains of debt and few job prospects.
Your Money Adviser: How to Dig Out of Federal Student Loan Default
Rehabilitation, the main option for getting back on track, can return borrowers to delinquency because of “needless red tape,” a new report finds.
Op-Ed Contributor: Are Detroit’s Most Terrible Schools Unconstitutional?
In Detroit, a federal court is being asked to determine if the city’s children have the right to a minimally adequate education.
New Jersey Lawmakers Vote to Forgive Deceased Students’ Loans
The bill, now awaiting Gov. Chris Christie’s approval, would require that the state’s student loan agency forgive the debts of borrowers who die or become permanently disabled.
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Freedom of information | Politics | The Guardian
Despite some progress in addressing information requests from the public and media, state institutions are still cloaked in secrecy, said the country’s commissioner for information of public interest.
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French Authorities Begin Clearing 'Jungle' Migrant Camp in Calais
The French government has begun clearing the “Jungle,” a sprawling migrant camp along the English Channel that has become a symbol of Europe’s failure to manage the flow of migrants across its borders.
Russians Conduct Nuclear-Bomb Survival Drills as Cold War Heats Up
Putin’s government has stepped up survival drills amid a showdown with Washington, dusting off Soviet-era civil-defense plans and upgrading bomb shelters.
Attack on Police Academy in Pakistan Leaves 59 Dead
Militants stormed a police academy in southwestern Pakistan late Monday, killing at least 59 and injuring over 100, government officials said.
EU, Canada Trade Deal Blocked by Belgian Opposition
Belgium said it wouldn’t support a trade deal between the European Union and Canada after one of its regions continued to block the pact, dashing hopes of signing the accord later this week.
Chilean Opposition Candidates Win Key Races Amid Political Shift
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet’s left-wing coalition was punished by voters in municipal elections as opposition candidates won a number of key races in what is seen as a harbinger for next year’s presidential election.
Venezuelan Government and Opposition Plan to Begin Talks
The Venezuelan government and the leading opposition alliance said Monday they would meet to resolve the country’s deep economic and political alliance.
U.S. Diplomat Calls Duterte's Erratic Style 'Bad for Business'
A top U.S. diplomat said the Philippine president was stoking “consternation” by raising doubts about the future of the alliance between the two countries.
May Says U.K. Regions Will Have Say Over Brexit Terms
Prime Minister Theresa May tried to assure regional chiefs they will have a say in the U.K.’s departure from the EU, but Scotland’s leader expressed frustration with what she said was the continuing lack of information from London.
Battle Against Islamic State Intensifies in Iraq
Kurdish forces claimed new advances against Islamic State in the battle for Mosul on Sunday, but the extremist fighters hit back with a third straight day of attacks in the northern city of Kirkuk and a new strike in western Anbar province.
South Korean President Calls for Ending Term Limits
South Korean President Park Geun-hye called for scrapping the single five-year term limit on the nation’s leader to allow longer-term economic planning and support continuity in policy toward North Korea.
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FACT SHEET: Obama Administration Investments in Historically Black Colleges and Universities
“The powerful current of excellence and progress is the story of America’s HBCUs. And right now, a college degree matters more to the success of individual Americans, and to our nation, than ever before. Nearly eight years ago, President Obama set America’s sights on a new North Star goal: to aga...
Departments of Education and Health and Human Services Release First Joint Policy Brief on Use of Technology with Young Children
The U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services today released a policy brief on the use of technology with early learners to help families and early educators implement active, meaningful and socially interactive learning. The brief includes a call to action for researchers and tech...
U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance Encouraging Well-Rounded Education
The U.S. Department of Education today released non-regulatory guidance to help states, districts and schools provide students with a more well-rounded education under Title IV, Part A, Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants (SSAE).
Education Secretary King Announces Recipients of the 2016 Terrel H. Bell Awards for Outstanding School Leadership
U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King today announced the 2016 recipients of the Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership. The eight principals from the 2016 cohort of National Blue Ribbon Schools will be honored with the Terrel H. Bell Award at an awards ceremony on Monday, Nov. 7t...
U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance on Supporting Early Learning through the Every Student Succeeds Act
The U.S. Department of Education released today non-regulatory guidance to help ensure young children from birth through third-grade get the strong start they need to achieve success in school and in life. This is the Department’s first comprehensive look at how the nation’s new education law suppo...
U.S. Department of Education Reaches Settlement with DeVry University Over Job Placement Claims
The U.S. Department of Education today announced a settlement agreement with DeVry University (DeVry), a subsidiary of DeVry Education Group Inc., resolving the Department’s charge that the institution used unsubstantiated job placement claims in recruitment and advertising materials.
Students Accused of Sexual Misconduct Had Title IX Rights Violated by Wesley College, Says U.S. Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has reached an agreement with Wesley College in Dover, Delaware after finding the college in violation of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 as it applies to sexual violence and sexual harassment. OC...
Education Department Releases Final Teacher Preparation Regulations
The U.S. Department of Education published regulations today to help ensure that new teachers are ready to succeed in the classroom and that every student is taught by a great educator. The regulations build on progress happening across the country and take into account the extensive and valuable fe...
U.S. Department of Education Issues First-Ever Pay for Success Awards to Expand Opportunity in Career and Technical Education, Dual Language Programs
The U.S. Department of Education announced today its first-ever awards supporting Pay for Success (PFS) strategies. The awards will use the innovative PFS funding approach to improve outcomes for at-risk youth by finding and scaling career and technical education (CTE) programs, as well as to a...
U.S. Department of Education, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics Release College Planning Resource Guide
The U.S. Department of Education and the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics (Initiative) today released the ¡Gradúate! 2.0: A College Planning Guide to Success. The guide provides Hispanic students and families with information and resources to help navigate the process o...
Ed Dept offers ESSA pre-K guidance
The Every Student Succeeds Act brings a major focus on preschool and early childhood, following a long tradition of starting with kindergarten.
Research suggests best leadership style to turn around failing schools
Researchers studied 411 leaders of UK academies and analyzed their short- and longterm impact on their schools, finding the type of leader who made the most change was also least-appreciated.
How social disparities can impact enrollment, student performance
A new study on factors which prohibit social mobility may offer insight into how schools can more effectively recruit and graduate minority students.
Settlement opens door for higher ed tax battles nationwide
Legal experts say a challenge to property tax laws in municipalities all over the country could leave colleges vulnerable for big payouts in the future.
Colleges consider best practices for sexual assault alerts
Colleges consider the benefits and drawbacks for student alerts connected to campus sexual assault allegations.
Leadership, ESSA and makerspaces: The week's most-read education news
Stay ahead of the class with the latest on what makes good principals and college presidents, sanctions for DeVry and more right here!
Postgraduate earnings continue to set college rankings market
The proliferation of college and university rankings all share a common trait: the emphasis on how much graduates command in salary.
Higher ed calls for White House emphasis on civility
A coalition of college presidents says the example of tolerance from the nation's top leader could positively impact the work of higher education and the nation.
Could faculty strike lead to closure in Pennsylvania?
Professors seeking greater support in healthcare and salary benefits may cause institutional casualties along the way. the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Current, former presidents talk higher ed disruption
The University of Virginia recently hosted an executive panel to parse the areas of disruption and opportunity in the industry.
What Are The Main Reasons Teachers Call It Quits?
Teachers in the U.S. flee the profession at rates higher than other developed nations. Often, the reasons have little to do with pay, parents or students.
How We Teach English Learners: 3 Basic Approaches
U.S. schools are scrambling to teach millions of students who don't speak English. That means more program options and better services. Here's a look at the three most common approaches.
For Many Schools The Recession Never Ended
A new study of census and state budget data finds a majority of states spend less on their schools now than they did in 2008.
Breakthrough In Strike By Pennsylvania Professors
The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties and Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education reached a tentative agreement on the third day of a walkout.
Texas May Be Denying Tens Of Thousands Of Children Special Education
Texas school officials have until early November to explain why they placed a limit on the percentage of children enrolled in special education, as a Houston Chronicle investigation revealed.
American Academy Of Pediatrics Lifts 'No Screens Under 2' Rule
A new policy statement says kids as young as 15 months can learn from media when a caregiver is present and involved.
Educators Went To Jail For Cheating. What Happened To The Students?
Thousands of Atlanta students were affected by the cheating scandal in which test scores were falsified. Years later, those who remain are now receiving special services.
Pennsylvania Professors Go On Strike
Faculty members began a walkout Wednesday after contract talks with the state broke down. The striking union represents educators at 14 of Pennsylvania's public universities.
Checking Back In On The Barber Who Encourages Kids To Read
Our story about the barbershop that takes $2 off haircuts for young readers went viral, so we went back to ask what happened next.
Teacher Training As 'Part Theater, Part Sport'
Relay, an independent teacher prep program, is growing quickly thanks to its hands-on approach. Is this the future of teacher training?