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Rethinking Science Education

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Presidents of liberal arts colleges are urged to move away from single discipline, traditional introductory courses.

Graduation Gaps for Science Majors

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Students who start as STEM majors complete degrees at far lower rates than do students in other fields, study finds.

Race Matters

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Black science students are more likely to stay in their field if they have at least one black instructor, according to new study, which finds no similar impact based on gender.

Attracting Women to STEM

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Analysis considers reasons for the continuing (if shrinking) gender gap.

Bridge From Bachelor's to Ph.D.

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When Keivan Stassun arrived at Vanderbilt University’s department of physics and astronomy in 2003 as an assistant professor, he saw neighboring, historically black Fisk University as an obvious collaborator. The two institutions are two miles apart in Nashville. “Look, we have two good things here and they’re practically touching," he recalls thinking. "There must be something we can do with what we’ve got.”

Clearing a Path for Latino Scientists

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Whether by choice or by necessity, community colleges are the dominant institution for Latino students: Nearly three in five Hispanic students in postsecondary education attend a two-year college, a far greater proportion than for any other racial or ethnic group.

The Video That Ended a Career

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When it comes to incriminating videos these days, the one of Bruce K. Waltke might seem pretty tame. It shows the noted evangelical scholar of the Old Testament talking about scholarship, faith and evolution. What was incriminating? He not only endorsed evolution, but said that evangelical Christianity could face a crisis for not coming to accept science.

Science for Non-Scientists

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For close to three decades, freshman year at Bard College has begun in early August with three weeks of intensive reading, writing and discussion intended to introduce students to the intellectual life of a liberal arts college.

Taking the Long View

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Many community college administrators boast about the speed with which their institutions are able to get students in and out with a credential and employed. But officials at one community college in western Massachusetts are encouraging their engineering students to think long-term and consider transferring onward in order to boost their career prospects over the long run.

The Aging of Science

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What if key elements of science policy are based on patterns of discovery that no longer exist?

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