In the Chronicle of Higher Education last month, Allan Metcalf reported that etymologists Barry Popik and Gerald Cohen had established that the word “dude” arose out of the Revolutionary-era figure of “Yankee Doodle.”Popik and Cohen’s...Show More Summary
David Runciman traces our current political angst back to de Tocqueville in the Chronicle of Higher Education (h/t Andrew Sullivan). The history of modern democracy is a tale of steady success accompanied by the constant drumbeat of anticipated failure. The intellectual commentator who first spotted this distinctive feature of democratic life (and who did most [...]
Last week, the Chronicle of Higher Education reported on an internal strategy document from Sallie Mae listing the companys goals in lobbying the new Congress. Not surprisingly, at the top of the list was the need to "Protect FFELP economics" -- in other words, to preserve the excess government subsidies that lenders receive on federal student loans. Show More Summary
The Chronicle of Higher Education published an explosive piece on Monday providing greater detail of how the revolving door between the Bush Administration and the student loan industry has put financially needy students in harms way. Show More Summary
Chronicle of Higher Education: New Refrain at Kean U.: Just Saying No to Tenure: Kean University's president will ask the institution's board next month to reject two-thirds of the professors up for tenure this year, further antagonizing a faculty that has been at odds with the administration for years. Kean's...
This post is by Marion Lloyd, a higher-education researcher at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. She is a former correspondent in Mexico for The Boston Globe, the Houston Chronicle, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. ————————————————————————————————– Paulo...Show More Summary
The Chronicle of Higher Education talks to a sociologist who spent years living with and learning the stories of people affected by mass incarceration.
The Chronicle of Higher Education profiles Gretchen Daily and the Natural Capital Project: No one knew exactly how the science of ecosystem services would work, beyond the idea that it would combine ecology with economics. In paper after paper, it was ironed out. Cash would be the science's lingua franca;...
A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by a writer for The Chronicle of Higher Education for a brief comment on this excellent post by Joshua Gans, Harvard Business School Publishing crosses the ‘evil’ academic line. It seems Prof......
Chronicle of Higher Education: Know the Vital Players in Your Career: The Tenured Factions: How voting groups in the faculty decide to support or oppose your P&T candidacy. When it comes time for your faculty colleagues to vote on your tenure case—aye, nay, or abstain—you need to know that most...
John Whitehead: Women in economics in the Chronicle of Higher Education: Kate Bahn ("a doctoral student in economics at the New School for Social Research and a writer and co-editor at LadyEconomist.com) in the Chronicle: So the problem is really...
Kate Bahn ("a doctoral student in economics at the New School for Social Research and a writer and co-editor at LadyEconomist.com) in the Chronicle: So the problem is really twofold: Women have been discouraged and excluded, and those who make an impact anyway have had their contributions discredited. Add these...
If you've ever wanted to read every single on-the-record statement ever made by Mark Zuckerberg, oh boy are you are in luck. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that Michael Zimmer, an assistant professor in the School of Information...Show More Summary
In a previous post, frequent commenter Mike_Burke wrote There’s an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education this week that discusses nationwide drops in enrollment numbers at a variety of types of colleges[.] It is a complex problem,...Show More Summary
Tuition costs have more than doubled at all school types in the last 30 years, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. This has led to more student loans and higher student debt. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that more than 60 percent of students borrow money each year to cover costs. Show More Summary
Anaheim, Calif. — At the Educause conference here, The Chronicle’s Megan O’Neil interviews Shel Waggener, senior vice president of Internet2, about higher education’s use of cloud computing.
At the Educause conference in Anaheim, Calif., The Chronicle’s Megan O’Neil interviews Mark Strassman, senior vice president of product management at Blackboard, on the latest developments in mobile apps in higher education.
At this point, Wikipedia’s gender issues are well documented — men account for 87 percent of the site’s contributors, and content tends to skew accordingly. But here's a step in the right direction: The Chronicle of Higher Education reports (h/t the Atlantic) that next week, Brown University will host a five-hour edit-a-thon... More »
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The Chronicle of Higher Education has an article on how sociologist Dean Savage and colleagues have kept track of what happens to those who graduate with a PhD in sociology from the Graduate Center. Here’s how that database kicked off: During a particularly tough academic job market in the early 1990s, Dean B. Savage started […]