As she prepares for her commencement at the University of North Texas here on Saturday, Burlyce Sherrell Logan can still hear the words the institution’s president spoke at her freshman welcoming ceremony. ‘There are some people here — you know who you are — that we don’t want here, but the state says can be [...]
At the end of a turbulent week in Texas higher education, the circumstances of the chancellors of the state’s two largest university systems stand in stark contrast. On Tuesday, Mike McKinney, chancellor of the Texas A&M University system, abruptly announced his retirement, effective July 1. According to multiple higher education sources, it was a move [...]
The State University of New York at Stony Brook' new mobile app gives campus tours anytime, even when regular tours aren't operating. The free app is available for iPhones or for phones running on Googles's Android system. An app called Aspects of Anatomy brings flashcards into the YouTube age. Designed by a professor at the [...]
To lawmakers — at least those who know about it — the addition tacked onto an omnibus public education accountability bill in the 2009 legislative session is known as the “Doogie Howser” or the “Let My People Go” amendment. It laid the groundwork for a new option for high school students eager to head to [...]
How exactly do admissions officers weigh your LSAT score and GPA? Well, it's complicated. LSAC's website will help you calculate your chances at various law schools. It uses each law school's "admissions index" (a formula unique to each school weighing LSAT scores and GPAs). Read more...
Colleges and universities have long offered majors in religion or theology. But with more and more people now saying they have no religion, one college has decided to be the first to offer a major in secularism. Starting this fall, Pitzer College, a small liberal arts institution in Southern California, will inaugurate a department of [...]
Worth a quick mention. Today our constantly-growing list, 350 Free Online Courses from Top Universities, was featured by Netted, a daily newsletter written by the Webbys, the same people who give awards for excellence on the web. I don’t know if we’re achieving excellence on the web. But I do know this: It’s hard to [...]
The “what came first, the chicken or the egg” question, for internships… Should your college major dictate the types of internships you seek – or do your internships ultimately help you choose a major you know you’ll enjoy? Many, many students have surely had success at both approaches – but let’s consider the following: It [...]