Monthly Archives: June 2013

Law school enrollment down, Med school enrollment up

The number of law school applicants continues to dwindle for the third consecutive year. For the 2013 to 2014 school year, 55,760 people applied to American Bar Association-accredited schools, which is down by more than 13 percent from 2012, according to the WashingtonPost.com. The same report indicates that enrollment is down by more than 7 […] … learn more→

The impact of MOOCs on smaller universities: A blessing or a MOOClear disaster?

Several pundits and think tanks, including the credit rating agency Moody\’s and Pearson, argue that MOOCs pose a threat to smaller higher education institutions, as the online revolution favours elite institutions over the rest. Udacity founder Sebastian Thrun claims – perhaps hopefully in his case? – that by 2060 there will be 10 universities left […] … learn more→

Indian Rhino vision 2020 – The preparations are on

Kaziranga national park in Assam, India is regarded as the home of world’s largest populace of one horned rhinos. However, there was a time when almost entire northern part of India served as the habitat of rhinos. But later due to varied reasons, this beautiful species turned endangered and even vanished from various regions. Indian […] … learn more→

Eroding soils darkening our future

In 1938 Walter Lowdermilk, a senior official in the Soil Conservation Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, traveled abroad to look at lands that had been cultivated for thousands of years, seeking to learn how these older civilizations had coped with soil erosion. He found that some had managed their land well, maintaining its […] … learn more→

Internship from hell

They were passing around a photo of a faceless man. Some of them, cameramen and sound guys, were laughing. Two days before, an old vagrant had been mangled by a drug-crazed lunatic on the MacArthur Causeway in Miami. A policeman had shot at the naked attacker—five times—until the guy stopped chewing on the old man\’s […] … learn more→

How to answer these common interview questions correctly

The interview is probably the most challenging part of any job application process. Many job candidates feel intimidated by the interview and perform badly because they are nervous and unprepared. The key to a successful interview is preparation – you will be more confident and will be armed with the answers for most of the […] … learn more→

Unintentional knowledge

I started teaching writing in graduate school 20-plus years ago, and it did not take me long to start looking forward to the pile of research papers at the end of the semester. Unlike much of the writing earlier in the semester, done from assigned readings and carefully crafted prompts, the research papers tackled broad, […] … learn more→

Busting obesity myths

The realm of weight loss is one where beliefs and myths abound. It seems everyone from the public to expert dietitians have views and beliefs around the causes of obesity, with these not always being supported by good science. Coming from a firm scientific evidence footing, an eminent group of 20 respected obesity researchers scoured […] … learn more→

Join the campaign for the future of Higher Education

The Campaign for the Future of Higher Education – CFHE for short – is a GRASSROOTS NATIONAL CAMPAIGN to support quality higher education. It was initiated in Los Angeles, California, on May 17, 2011, by leaders of faculty organizations from 21 states. CFHE’s fifth meeting was held in Columbus, Ohio, on May 17 and 18, […] … learn more→

\’Fisher\’ is not the point

The U.S. Supreme Court\’s decision in Fisher v. University of Texas, a case in which a white student challenged an affirmative-action admissions policy, does little to resolve the heated debates about when and how race can be a factor in making college admissions decisions. The justices\’ opinion sends the case back to the lower court […] … learn more→