Curriculum

A Leaner Howard U.

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University moves to eliminate or change 40% of its degree programs so that science can receive more emphasis. Philosophy survives; classics does not.

Ramping Up Rigor

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Lynn University in Florida finds a way to answer general critiques of academic quality: a return to a retooled core curriculum.

New Programs: Simulation, Nursing, Oil

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New Programs: Accounting, Homeland Security, Technology Policy, Sustainability

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How to Train Your Draconian

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During a talk to governors, Bill Gates might have sharpened the ax for politicians thinking of cutting humanities programs.

New Programs: Social Work, Law, Business

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Skimming the Surface

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Study of freshman research papers suggests students don't really understand the sources they cite.

New Programs: Animal Advocacy, Design, Statistics, Media and Games

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New Programs: Engineering, Biomedical Sciences, Aquaculture, Robotics, Product Innovation

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'Tea' Author in Hot Water

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Greg Mortenson’s books about school-building and education in Afghanistan and Pakistan have made him a regular presence on college campuses, with his book Three Cups of Tea picked as a “common reading” book for many freshmen and the author promoting his particular brand of humanitarianism and pacifism in dozens of speeches a year.

But questions raised Sunday by CBS’s “60 Minutes” about the veracity of his story and the management of a foundation that grew from his work have some of the campuses re-evaluating their plans to recognize or feature Mortenson and his books.

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