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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Most Recent Articles

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.
January 28, 2011
Nearly four decades after its passage, Title IX remains the object of much contention in academe and beyond -- particularly in the courts. Indeed, just a few weeks ago, Delaware State University (which had intended to replace its women's equestrian team with a competitive cheer squad) became the latest of many institutions to see plans changed by a suit filed under Title IX.
December 23, 2010
English and foreign language professors no longer need to rush from family gatherings to the MLA on December 27. How are they adjusting?
December 16, 2010
Reformers herald StraighterLine's approach to low-cost college courses as a game-changer. But a months-long review raises significant concerns about quality.
December 16, 2010
‘It Should Be Fine’ Perhaps all of the back-and-forth about StraighterLine — the news stories, the blog posts, the assorted incidents of backlash, the endless tug-of-war over who awards credit for what — might be boiled down to two essential questions: Are StraighterLine’s courses truly more or less equivalent to the courses that many college students are already taking? And, more broadly, at what point does any educational experience — specifically, in StraighterLine’s case, an introductory-level general education class — become worthy of college credit?
December 16, 2010
Advising and Tutoring There are two basic ways that students can seek outside assistance. For administrative or customer service questions, they can contact their course adviser; for questions related to the actual course material, they have the allotted 10 hours of SmarThinking tutoring (minus five minutes per session for "processing").


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