Calculated Change at Smith

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For decades, students could get by without taking any math -- but perhaps not for much longer.

Fun With Google and Diversity

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After scholars' group uses search engine to portray colleges as politically correct, others produce interesting results of their own.

New Programs: Photography, Guitar, Dispute Resolution, Criminal Justice, Journalism, Marketing

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  • Burlington County College, in New Jersey, is starting an associate degree in photography in the fall.
  • New Programs: IT Management, Business, Arts Management, Documentary Production, Journalism, Computer Game Design

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  • Dutchess Community College, of the State University of New York, is starting an associate of science in computer and information systems management.
  • Marylhurst University, in Oregon, is starting three online degrees in business fields: a bachelor of science in business and leadership, a bachelor of science in real estate studies, and an MBA.
  • Harvard Rethinks Science

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    Faculty panel unveils plan that would change how professors are hired -- and how both undergrads and graduate students are taught.

    Many Advisers, One Message

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    With academic advising programs scattered and often inconsistent, colleges develop common mission statements and training.

    New Programs: Biology, Physical Therapy, Writing and Democracy

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  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College is starting an associate degree in biological sciences.
  • New Programs: Nursing, Public Safety, Arts Journalism, Environmental Science, Graphic Arts

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  • Adelphi University, in New York, is starting a Ph.D.
  • 'Engagement' and the Underprepared

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    By now, it is widely accepted that curricular efforts to "engage" students -- to involve them deeply in the process of learning and in the actual material they study -- pays off. But as the number and proportion of underrepresented minority students and academically underprepared students of all races in college grows, educators and policy makers have lacked hard evidence that "engagement" practices work for those students, too.

    New Programs: International Law and Business, Health Innovation, Nursing, Policy Studies, Culinology, Visual Arts, Creative Writing, Legal Studies

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  • American University has announced a joint, two-year LLM/MBA program in international business and law, to be offered by the institution's business and law schools.
  • Arizona State University is creating a master's degree in health care innovation, designed for people seeking to become senior officials in health organizations or hospitals.
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