Make no mistake, going to college or university for the first time is sure to fill you with a whole bunch of different emotions. These will probably include a mixture of excitement, anticipation, nerves, fear or even downright terror! After all, going to college isn’t the same as school.You’ve officially ceased to be a child [...]
The internet has changed the way that we learn. Whether you are taking online or classroom college courses, these resources can help. Check out a few today. Happy studying! 1. Grammar Girl - Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing (http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/) When do I need to use a comma? Should I use its or it’s in [...]
College finals week can throw even the most seasoned of college students for a loop. No matter how many times you've been through it, finals week is still a major pain in the brain. What is supposed to be the last lap of the semester often turns into a sleep-deprived, caffeine-fueled, stress-inducing cram fest. While [...]
Dozens of new students crowded into a lobby of the University of Delaware's student center at the start of the academic year. Many were stylishly attired in distressed jeans and bright-colored sneakers; half tapped away silently on smartphones while the rest engaged in boisterous conversations. Eavesdropping on those conversations, however, would have been difficult for [...]
In late July we posted an entry (‘Decolonising our universities: another world is desirable‘) that profiled a conference statement reflecting significant unease regarding the dominance of the ‘Western’ model of higher education, including the university. A few weeks later, Ben Wildavsky posted a response (‘Academic Colonialism, False Consciousness, and the Western University Ideal‘). In our minds [...]
A package bomb that injured two professors at a university here this month is the latest in a string of attacks by a new terror group inspired by the Unabomber. Its violent actions have put campuses across Mexico on alert and caused nanotechnology researchers worldwide to take precautions with their mail. Read more...
Universities have been struggling for years with the problem of researchers who let industry-financed ghostwriters draft biased summaries of their work for publication in medical journals. They're now getting some blunt advice on how to stop it, including from perhaps the most qualified experts: the ghostwriters themselves. In a pair of articles published Tuesday by [...]
When Erdenetuya Bat-Erdene found out that her score on an English-proficiency exam was too low for her to enroll in a graduate business program at Golden Gate University, she was crushed. But rather than reject her application outright, admissions officials at Golden Gate, a Bay Area institution, offered Ms. Bat-Erdene, a 29-year-old from Mongolia, an [...]