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Monthly Archives: February 2012

It’s Time to Dump College Entrance Exams!

Posted on Wednesday February 29, 2012

One of the staples of higher education is the standardized entrance exam; yet, increasingly, the question being asked is: Why? High school students are frequently reminded that they must do well on the ACT test or the SAT test. Students who want to go to college often buy study aids and attend special workshops to [...]

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8 Most Famous College Concerts of All Time

Posted on Monday February 27, 2012

Every live music fan has that one show they went to that they’ll never forget, that legendary night when their favorite band was totally on their game, and they played that one awesome song, and the crowd was just going nuts. But only a relative few got to create this great memory on their own [...]

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3 Ways Colleges Are Fighting for Your First Amendment Rights

Posted on Monday February 27, 2012

One of the time honored traditions of higher education since its very inception is free speech. From the stone seats and colonnades of ancient Mieza, Macedonia, where the voices of Aristotle, Alexander the Great, and other future notables in history can still be heard debating nearly every subject of liberal arts and sciences before spreading [...]

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The “Corporatization” of Higher Ed

Posted on Friday February 24, 2012

Many academics, especially those of us in the Composition/Rhetoric field, tend to be a bit literal. We notice diction, the way words are used. Therefore, when we see words like ‘corporatization’ used to describe higher education, we take notice. Many educators also get concerned. Traditionally, the idea that education is a business is nefarious. Academia [...]

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College Mascot Showdown

Posted on Thursday February 23, 2012

College mascots are featured heavily in school identity. Here, we take a look at the most loved, most popular, most iconic, and most strange mascots.

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An Obvious, Easy Way to Reduce Student Debt

Posted on Thursday February 23, 2012

When an adult goes to make a large purchase like furniture, a car, or a new home, businesses carefully check the credit of the buyer before lending any money. The goal is not only to safeguard the merchant but also the consumers so they don’t get overextended with a loan payment they cannot afford. Granted, [...]

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The Latest News for Adjuncts

Posted on Wednesday February 22, 2012

• Kaustuv Basu of Inside Higher Ed explains how at Lasell College, adjunct faculty have become part of the strategic plan. • Education Week’s Marsha Ratzel takes faculty through the “5 Tell-Tale Signs You’re Becoming a Teacher Leader.” • Adjuncts are cheaper than tenured faculty, but do they bring less quality? See and respond to [...]

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Let Linsanity Linspire Your Online Students!

Posted on Wednesday February 22, 2012

February 10, 2012, radically changed the social media landscape forever. It has nothing to do with the Mayan calendar and everything to do with overnight sensation, Jeremy Lin, who seemed to materialize on the basketball court with the New York Knicks to score 38 points over the Lakers that night. Immediately following the game, Linsanity [...]

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