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Seed of Doubt

Is online education as good as traditional, face-to-face education? It is a loaded question. Online programs comprise the fastest-growing segment...

A Political Online Push

When Jon Stewart asked Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty last week for some examples of how he intended to administer “limited...

Another Kind of Academic Career Path

WASHINGTON – Some people think they’re qualified to teach online courses because they know how to use e-mail, but there's...

The Entrepreneurial Engineer

The undergraduate offerings at Stanford University’s School of Engineering could be engaged in a tug of war. On one side...

The Post-Crisis MBA

A few years ago, any discussion of the master’s in business administration would begin with discussions of scandal and mismanagement...

No Grading, More Learning

When Duke University's Cathy Davidson announced her grading plan for a seminar she would be offering this semester, she attracted...

Science for Non-Scientists

For close to three decades, freshman year at Bard College has begun in early August with three weeks of intensive...

Left Out of Gen Ed

When colleges and universities revamp curricular requirements, disciplines can become winners or losers. Those fields that are required (or that...