Week in Review: September 21, 2018

What’s new this week: Congratulations to the University of Dayton for successfully hosting the first Ohio gubernatorial debate earlier this week.  This Christian Science Monitor article highlights liberal arts colleges that are appealing to students with “purposeful work” and includes thoughts from Mark Peltz, dean of careers, life, and service at Grinnell College. Be sure to check out WGBH’s Perspectives in Higher Education poll, released earlier this week, for the latest on what Americans think of the challenges facing higher ed. This week on Inside Higher Ed’s Call … Read more…

Week in Review: September 14, 2018

What’s new this week: This week, the annual college rankings from U.S. News & World Report dropped to mixed reviews and claims of a greater consideration of social mobility. But Washington Monthly has been focusing on the public good in its rankings for years. Be sure to check out the latest mention in an article for Inside Higher Ed, a feature in The Atlantic, as well as a special interview on Press Pool with Julie Mason for a discussion with Washington Monthly’s Editor in Chief Paul Glastris on … Read more…

Week in Review: September 7, 2018

What’s new this week: In a Washington Post op-ed, Grinnell College Professor Barbara Trish makes a powerful call to end unpaid Capitol hill positions. Professor Ralph Savarese of Grinnell College shares his experience of reading fiction with Temple Grandin and misconceptions about autism and literature in a piece for Salon. Carthage College Professor Kevin Crosby talks Marsbees—tiny robots designed to explore Mars—with Scholastic’s The New York Times Upfront news magazine. A few Farmer School of Business professors took a faculty field trip to Silicon Valley for tech immersion. … Read more…

Week in Review: August 30, 2018

What’s new this week: On Monday the Washington Monthly released its 2018 Best College Guide, which received widespread coverage, including Education Dive, Tri-State, Fox 5 San Diego, Fox 26 KMPH Fresno News, ABC 23 Bakersfield, Times-Herald, Richmond Register, and The Advocate. The Chronicle of Higher Education also featured the Washington Monthly College Guide in its Daily Brief newsletter on August 27. EWA Radio interviewed Washington Monthly contributing editor Anne Kim about “higher ed deserts” and innovative approaches to creating solutions and “oases” for students. The interview also highlights … Read more…

Week in Review: August 24, 2018

What’s new this week:  Oxford College of Emory University has an unexpected enrollment boom in low- and moderate-income white women, and campus officials consider what it means in this Inside Higher Ed piece. Washington Monthly’s Anne Kim considers what states are doing—and what they should be doing—to help educate more rural students in this Inside Higher Ed essay. The full version will appear in the Washington Monthly’s Best College Guide on Aug 27. Longwood University Professor Catherine Franssen shares her expertise in this Washington Post … Read more…

Week in Review: August 17, 2018

What’s new this week: Farmer School of Business Professor Arthur Carvalho shared his experience with Bitcoin and insight on the technology behind cryptocurrency, as well as information about creating a new course on blockchain theory, for this Inside Higher Ed article on the rise of blockchain in academe. teenVOGUE ran this essay with important advice for incoming college students from Michael Latham, vice president for academic affairs and dean of Grinnell College. President John Swallow of Carthage College shared three top challenges faced by smaller colleges and … Read more…

Week in Review: August 10, 2018

What’s new this week: David Gowler, chair of religion at Oxford College of Emory University, discusses Howard Thurman’s impact beyond being an influence on Martin Luther King Jr. in an Academic Minute, which also ran on Inside Higher Ed. Scripps professor Stacey Wood continues to get pick up on her Conversation piece about why people fall for scams. Most recently it ran on BBC News. A new certificate program in social entrepreneurship and aging at the Farmer School of Business was highlighted in The Hechinger … Read more…

Week in Review: August 3, 2018

What’s new this week: Grinnell College Professor Mark Montgomery weighs in on why international adoptions have declined in the U.S. for this NPR Morning Edition interview. The Conversation article on Carthage College Professor Angela Dassow’s research identifying individual gray wolves by their howls also ran in Salon this week. This University Business roundup on tools and tactics for strengthening faculty-student relationships on campus includes expertise from Mike Latham, vice president for academic affairs and dean at Grinnell College and Rachel Annunziato, professor and associate dean of strategic initiatives at Fordham University. … Read more…

A Short Read on Longform

I have mentioned once or twice that I can get a bit news-weary and overwhelmed by the endless cycle of information constantly barraging us. Don’t get me wrong, many of my strategies for taking a break, unplugging, and combating news fatigue are still working. (Seriously, I will never turn alerts back on. One of the best things I’ve ever done.) But, even limiting my morning news consumption sources and logging off Twitter sometimes doesn’t help because the news stays with me. And at that point, I … Read more…

Week in Review: July 27, 2018

What’s new this week: In an essay for Motherly, Longwood University Professor Catherine Franssen explains why respecting the individuality of our children and fostering their emotional intelligence helps to make them better adults. Professor Stacey Wood of Scripps College shares her latest research on why people fall for scams in a piece for The Conversation. It also ran in The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, and the PhillyVoice. Professor Catherine Bagwell of Oxford College at Emory University weighs in on how parents can … Read more…