Serena Golden

Serena Golden, Associate Editor, joined Inside Higher Ed in 2008. She is a 2007 graduate of Reed College, where she earned a B.A. in English. Before coming to Inside Higher Ed, she was a research associate at a hedge fund and an editorial and research intern at CQ Press.

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July 26, 2011
Author of new book argues that education's potential as the great equalizer has been vastly overstated.
June 24, 2011
Are our brains cut out for the Internet age? Author of new book says yes -- if classroom and workplace are totally overhauled.
May 17, 2011
Mathematics, as a discipline, seems to have garnered far more than its fair share of stereotypes (however untrue): It's difficult (especially for women and assorted minorities); it's dry and boring; it's the province of socially deficient nerds; students only take it because it's a requirement. (Well, O.K., that last one might be less of a stereotype and more of a ...
May 6, 2011
To some degree, everyone struggles with procrastination -- unless one has entirely abandoned the struggle in favor of watching cat videos on YouTube. And academics, who juggle an array of work responsibilities -- many with apparently elastic deadlines -- are no exception. But recognizing that one is guilty of procrastination, and even that it may have serious consequences for one's career or personal life, never seems to make it much easier to click away from the kitten clip.
May 3, 2011
The 2011 Jefferson Lecture -- by Drew Gilpin Faust, the Civil War historian and Harvard president -- draws unexpected immediacy from the events unfolding around it.
April 20, 2011
Author discusses new book on the classic buildings of the oldest American campuses.
April 11, 2011
Faculty who teach basic writing say they've been pushed to the margins of composition. Is a comeback in the cards?
March 28, 2011
With a Ph.D. in chemical engineering and a faculty position in Harvard University's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, David Edwards might not immediately strike you as the artsy type. In a way, that's the point.
March 17, 2011
Author discusses new book on the long history of information overload. (This is information you very much need.)
January 31, 2011
Hungarian-born physicist Edward Teller was among the great scientists of the 20th century, but his legacy is, at best, a checkered one. Made famous by his work on thermonuclear weapons -- Teller is known as the "father of the hydrogen bomb" -- Teller gained notoriety when he testified against his former colleague J. Robert Oppenheimer in the hearing that ultimately cost Oppenheimer his security clearance. Teller continued to embroil himself in controversy -- generally pertaining to thermonuclear weapons and other defense issues -- throughout his life.

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