(Steven Hayward) In my classrooms, I uniformly use the practice of the University of Chicago’s old graduate programs, in which I address students as “Mr. Jones” or “Ms. Smith.” It introduces a modicum of formality and respect, which counterbalances the more casual, conversational, and indeed often stream-of-consciousness style of my classes. Show More Summary
The first hearing in a class-action lawsuit against Facebook filed in Vienna by Austrian law student Max Schrems and his Europe Versus Facebook group is scheduled for April 9, TechCrunch reported. Schrems and Europe Versus Facebook filed the class-action suit in Vienna Aug. Show More Summary
Teams tend to do things together. Soldiers march in step. Athletic teams do stretches and simple drills together as a unit. In public schools, all students repeat phrases together like the Pledge of Allegiance. At stadiums, fans will chant together and make similar movements.
Saturday night, after reading Times columnist Charles Blow's account of his son's detainment at gunpoint by Yale campus police, I was transported back to my own run-in with UCLA campus police in 2009. It was a typically relaxed Sunday evening, and I was headed home from the library. Show More Summary
About 125 doctors and dentists staged a one-day strike Tuesday at student health clinics at 10 UC campuses as part of a contract dispute between the union and the university system.
I was afforded a unique opportunity on January 24 to unobtrusively observe a pro-choice rally. I had been invited to speak in Austin by Texas Right to Life at a two-day conference for pro-life college students, which intersected on Saturday afternoon with the annual Texas Rally for Life. Show More Summary
I read a stunning submission this week from one of my students that had all the elements of good storytelling minus one thing: body sensations. I found myself desperately wanting her to describe the sensations that must have been coming...Show More Summary
These students shook off the back-to-school funk with a fun project.
Well, it's "Snowmageddon" on the East Coast as a nor'easter batters much of the region with high winds and heavy snowfall. Though blizzard warnings have now been lifted for New York and New Jersey, according to CNN, many schools and offices throughout New England are closed. For many people, it's......
Check out a funny video of a school principal named Matt Glendinning lip-syncing to a parody of Frozen‘s “Let It Go” to send an important message to students! The Moses Brown School principal sang the hilarious parody called “School Is Closed” to announce that students should stay home because of the blizzard that is sweeping [...]
Ah, the elusive millennial homebuyer. Our industry has spent most of 2014 analyzing why this demographic hasn’t bought a home — student debt? Unemployment? They want to rent? — and even more time researching millennial goals and beliefs to forecast what’s next...
Meet Scot Pankey, a theater arts teacher who has come up with a novel lesson plan: Learning can be fun. As part of a class assignment, Pankey led his students in a choreographed dance to “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars. The dance, which was filmed by students, was completed in a single take.
Following up on this morning's post, NY Times: Has IBR Solved the Student Loan Crisis?: New York Times, A Quiet Revolution in Helping Lift the Burden of Student Debt: The change in college financing has a potentially serious drawback when it comes to college pricing. Income-based repayment programs in Australia...
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An Oklahoma man charged as an accessory after the fact in the murder of Australian baseball player Christopher Lane has pled guilty to hiding the gun used to kill the athlete, prosecutors in the state said on Tuesday. Show More Summary
Old-school diners get a modern interpretation. Chef Stephen Shallcross still remembers the first time he met Faye "Arkie" Sawyer. It was the early '90s, and Shallcross was a long-haired student at the University of Texas, new to the Austin area, when he entered Sawyer's iconic roadside diner Arkie's Grill. Show More Summary
In a recent article posted on this site, the author (a radiologist) waxed rhapsodic about a young medical student that was convinced to pursue primary care. When the author asked the student about the economic downsides to primary care, he responded by saying, “I’m not in it for the money … What matters to me isn’t […]
President Obama's proposal for tuition-free community college education, and the broader discussion which it has inspired, confirms our belief that it is time for a comprehensive solution to a $1.3 trillion problem: student debt in the...Show More Summary
Why aren’t more law school deans willing to protect the women of this profession?
Post by Kiri Blakeley. If you don't think that teachers have one of the hardest jobs in the country these days, then take a look at this video of a teacher being assaulted by a 16-year-old student at a Paterson, New Jersey high school. Show More Summary