Posts Tagged: Harvard

Beyond the “Two-Body” Problem: Recruitment with Dual-Career Couples Support

“When both of the partners meet our standards for excellence in teaching and research, and where they can both make contributions to the curriculum, it’s a great way to both recruit and retain. ... It also brings us the greater richness of what two people bring.”—Cristle Collins Judd Dean for Academic Affairs, Bowdoin College Though Dean Judd is referring to faculty coup...

University Unbound! Higher Education in the Age of “Free”

Innovators and entrepreneurs are using technologies to make freely available the things for which universities charge significant money. MOOCs ... free online courses ... lecture podcasts ... low-cost off-the-shelf general education courses ... online tutorials ... digital collections of open learning resources ... open badges ... all are disrupting higher education's hold on knowledge, instructio...

Among Comings & Goings: Bates Taps Harvard Exec for Prez

Bates College trustees elected A. Clayton Spencer to be the eighth president in the school's 156-year history. Currently vice president for policy at Harvard, Spencer assumes the Bates post on July 1, 2012. She succeeds Nancy Cable, who has been interim president since July 1, 2011, when Elaine Hansen stepped down after nine years to lead the Center for Talented Youth at The Johns Hopkins Universi...

New Amendment: Quality Ed as a Constitutional Right

Quality Education as a Constitutional Right: Creating a Grassroots Movement to Transform Public Schools; Theresa Perry, Robert Moses, Lisa Delpit, Ernesto Cortes Jr., Joan T. Wynne, editors; Beacon Press Books; 2010; Paperback $16 Quality Education as a Constitutional Right offers a provocative look at the continued disconnect between the rhetoric of reform and the facts of the real world. Statis...

Rutgers Over Harvard by a Hair

If you sometimes suspect college rankings are pushing the agenda of some untold sponsor, here's a poll whose sponsor is nakedly advertised: the "State of Scruff" Schick Hydro Hairiest Colleges Study from the makers of Schick Hydro® razors and Sperling's Best Places.The findings suggest Rutgers, Harvard, the University of South Florida, Georgetown and American University are the hairiest colleg...