Sunday, August 31, 2014

SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot | A Talk with the Curators



museumca.org: SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot | A Talk with the Curators

Guest Curator, Eric Nakamura and OMCA's Associate Curator of Art and Material Culture, Carin Adams talk about what makes Giant Robot SuperAwesome.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

A Degree Where Techie Meets Business Smarts

A Degree Where Techie Meets Business Smarts
By ELIZABETH OLSON, NYTimes

Young professionals in the coveted STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) are discovering they can expand their career future by getting a hybrid master’s degree.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Teaching Is Not a Business

Teaching Is Not a Business
By DAVID L. KIRP, NYTimes

Reformers misunderstand how central human relationships are to the educational process.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Earning Their Stripes as Umpires and Referees

Earning Their Stripes as Umpires and Referees
By DAVID WALLIS, NYTimes

The few who make it to the big leagues or top college levels can make six-figure salaries, while others can make good part-time incomes.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Many Adults Falling Short of Degrees

Many Adults Falling Short of Degrees
By AMY ZIPKIN

The completion rate for people over age 24 returning to college is 61 percent. Many face financial sacrifice and academic pressure they did not anticipate.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Culinary Schools Speed the Rise of Hopeful Chefs

Culinary Schools Speed the Rise of Hopeful Chefs
By CECILIA CAPUZZI SIMON, NYTimes

For career changers looking to enter the increasingly competitive food industry, formal training is becoming the fastest and most efficient way to head a kitchen.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Why can’t the media talk about the Ivy League without freaking out?

Why can’t the media talk about the Ivy League without freaking out?
Laura Miller, Salon.com

"Excellent Sheep" has proved how hard it is to question the worth of elite education without provoking a firestorm.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Gaming for understanding - Brenda Brathwaite



TED-ed: Gaming for understanding - Brenda Brathwaite
Published on Aug 21, 2013

It's never easy to get across the magnitude of complex tragedies -- so when Brenda Brathwite's daughter came home from school asking about slavery, she did what she does for a living -- she designed a game. At TEDxPhoenix she describes the surprising effectiveness of this game, and others, in helping the player really understand the story. (Filmed at TEDxPhoenix.)

Saturday, August 23, 2014

How to Profit Modestly by Moving to a Nonprofit

How to Profit Modestly by Moving to a Nonprofit
By KERRY HANNON, NYTimes

Colleges across the country offer programs intended to prepare unemployed corporate professionals, or those looking to make career transitions, for the expanding nonprofit sector.

Friday, August 22, 2014

What Color Is Your Online Adult Course?

What Color Is Your Online Adult Course?
By JOHN F. WASIK, NYTimes

Massive Online Open Courses had more than 4.5 million students at the end of 2013.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Top Math Prize Has Its First Female Winner

Top Math Prize Has Its First Female Winner
By KENNETH CHANG, NYTimes.com

A professor at Stanford who made an important discovery about dynamical systems joined three other mathematicians in accepting the Fields Medal.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Chinese seek freedom, edge at US high school

Chinese seek freedom, edge at US high schools
Associated Press

After getting a glimpse of the endless cramming for China's grueling college entrance exams from the seniors in his high school, 16-year-old Zhang Kaisheng decided to take a different path. Like a growing number of Chinese teenagers, Zhang plans to enroll this fall in a private U.S. high school where he and his parents hope he will get a more well-rounded - if far more expensive - education. (read more)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Harvard Keeps Top Spot in Global University Ranking

Harvard Keeps Top Spot in Global University Ranking
By THE INTERNATIONAL NEW YORK TIMES

Harvard University has retained the top spot in the annual Academic Ranking of World Universities, a position it has held for the past 12 years.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Heading Off to College? Time to Think About Banking Needs

Heading Off to College? Time to Think About Banking Needs
By ANN CARRNS, NYTimes

First-time college students should think about the options for their financial service needs before arriving on campus and beginning school activities.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Harvard MicroRobotics Labs: Robot Self Assembly

For my students on the robotics team....



VOAVideo: Harvard MicroRobotics Labs: Robot Self Assembly

Robots can assemble themselves following origami inspired designs .
Originally published at - http://www.voanews.com/media/video/2407769.html

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Who Gets to Graduate?

Who Gets to Graduate?

Rich students complete their college degrees; working-class students like Vanessa Brewer usually don’t. Can the University of Texas change her chances of success?

Friday, August 15, 2014

A Quandary Over Textbooks: Whether to Buy or Rent

A Quandary Over Textbooks: Whether to Buy or Rent

The cost of textbooks continue to rise, but alternatives like renting books and downloading “open source” course documents help to keep costs manageable.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

What We Mean When We Say Student Debt Is Bad

What We Mean When We Say Student Debt Is Bad

Student loans need reform. But recent gloomy reports obscure the key benefit of borrowing for college: a college education.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

An Academy for the Elite Stirs a Culture Clash

An Academy for the Elite Stirs a Culture Clash

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A New Ratio for the Japanese Cram School

A New Ratio for the Japanese Cram School

Prep schools offering private or semiprivate instruction are a growing alternative to the usual large-group experience.

Monday, August 11, 2014

The Reality of English's Role in India

The Reality of English's Role in India
By MANU JOSEPH, NYTimes.com

Protests over the use of English in a civil-service exam highlight the complex role the language plays in the country's social makeup.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Budgeting



USED.gov: Budgeting

Taking time to make a budget can help you make smart financial decisions today and reach your goals in the future. Setting up your budget is simple. You just need to take the time to get started. To learn more about personal budgeting, visit StudentAid.gov/budget.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Princeton Is Proposing to End Limit on Giving A’s

Princeton Is Proposing to End Limit on Giving A’s

The president endorses an approach that would encourage individual academic departments to set their own grading standards.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Fraternity Life, Islamic Style

Fraternity Life, Islamic Style

At the country’s first Islamic fraternity, Alpha Lambda Mu, students get the opportunity to express both sides of their identity, the American and the Muslim.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

When the College Admissions Battle Starts at Age 3

When the College Admissions Battle Starts at Age 3
By ANNA BAHR, NYTimes

In New York City, some parents are hoping that elite prekindergarten will give their children an edge at getting into Harvard. But will it?

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Who Advises Best, Pros or Profs?

Who Advises Best, Pros or Profs?

To ensure students graduate on time, many colleges are taking advising away from faculty and putting it in the hands of professionals.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Online School for Girls puts focus on connection, collaboration

Online School for Girls puts focus on connection, collaboration
SARA HAYDEN, LATimes.com

Last year, the teachers found a way to make their dream course a reality when Westridge became part of Online School for Girls, a nonprofit consortium of independent schools dedicated to educating girls. It's grown to include more than 80 schools that will offer about 1,050 enrollments this year to middle and high school students.

Monday, August 4, 2014

NYTimes Education Life Special Issue: Summer 2014

NYTimes Education Life Special Issue: Summer 2014

The theme of this Education Life is professional school — that subset of graduate education that trains for, as they say, the real world — with an emphasis on alternative ways to arrive at your chosen field of medicine, law or business.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Some Universities Crack Code in Drawing Women to Computer Science

Some Universities Crack Code in Drawing Women to Computer Science
By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER, NYtimes.com

Brochures, mentorship programs and the training of high school teachers are some of the tools being used to reverse a trend.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Big Moments on Campus

Big Moments on Campus
Jack Begg, NYTimes.com

Jack Begg, supervisor of news research at The Times, traces the nation’s history through its centers of learning. (interactive quiz)