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August 30, 2016
Why is there mercury in California’s fog? In today's Academic Minute, the University of California Santa Cruz's Peter Weiss explains why fog, and not rain, collects mercury from the atmosphere and what that could mean for coastal environments.
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September 22, 2014
Being a single parent is tough; being an unemployed single parent is even tougher. In today's Academic Minute, the University of California at Los Angeles's Jennie Brand takes a look at the effects of job loss on single mothers.
Program 18: Are Campuses Undermining Pell Grants? / Digital Access for Disabled Students (Sept. 19, 2014)
September 19, 2014
In the latest edition of our news podcast, the New America Foundation's Stephen Burd joins Editor Doug Lederman and the moderator Casey Green to discuss the foundation's new report assessing how successfully (or not) colleges are using their Pell Grant funds to enroll low-income students. And in our other segment, Kyle Shachmut of the National Federation of the Blind's Massachusetts chapter argues for legislation designed to ensure that colleges make digital educational materials accessible to students with disabilities.
September 18, 2014
Join Inside Higher Ed editors for a review of the findings of our 2014 Survey of College and University Admissions Directors.
September 17, 2014
The slightest disruption might turn an ecosystem upside down. In today's Academic Minute, Bard College's Felicia Keesing profiles biodiversity in the savannas of Africa and analyzes the threatened biodiversity that inhabits these lands.
September 16, 2014
A nice walk in the park can certainly be refreshing, but it may come with some added health benefits too. In today's Academic Minute, the Medical College of Wisconsin's Kirsten Beyer discusses the positive impact of green space.