Monthly Archives: March 2019

5 ways summer camp makes a difference – and what to look for in a camp

5 ways summer camp makes a difference – and what to look for in a camp

In popular culture, summer camp is often portrayed as a place where pranks are played, romances unfold and underdogs triumph. Classic summer camp movies such as the 1979 film “Meatballs” or, more recently, the 2012 movie “Moonrise Kingdom,” are just a couple of examples. Movies aside, summer camp can be a meaningful experience that helps kids learn important […] … learn more→

Students, this is how you can stand out from the crowd in a very competitive job market

Students, this is how you can stand out from the crowd in a very competitive job market

The employment market is saturated with graduates who have good degrees and the right qualifications. So the question on many recruiters’ minds is: what else can this candidate offer? Employers have been reporting a “skills gap” in graduates for a few decades now and there is research to support its existence. Many employer’s feel there isn’t enough […] … learn more→

Yale: White boys should be watched as enemies

Yale: White boys should be watched as enemies

As long as it’s in the news, let’s pick on Yale some more. One of the big problems on campus today is the lockdown to Progressive/Leftist/Cultural Marxist thinking…many departments, many fiefdoms, are filled exclusively with people who hold one particular set of beliefs and, more importantly, will not allow anyone who thinks differently to exist […] … learn more→

To educate about information, being a digital native is not enough

To educate about information, being a digital native is not enough

This Monday, March 18, 2019 begins the thirtieth week of the press at the school, on the theme of “information without borders”. Accompanied by their teachers, students get ready to discover behind-the-scenes newsrooms, set up their own diaries, use microphones and cameras. A highlight in their training in information culture? Enrolled in school curricula and, since 2015, in the […] … learn more→

Student loans and ‘risk-sharing’ – the problem with penalizing colleges when graduates can’t pay

Student loans and ‘risk-sharing’ – the problem with penalizing colleges when graduates can’t pay

When a student borrows money from the government to go to college and then has serious trouble paying it back, should the college be on the hook to help pay back the government? That question lies at the heart of a proposed idea known as “risk-sharing.” The idea is currently being considered by President Donald Trump. […] … learn more→

Mind the gap

Mind the gap

What distinguishes a PhD from an airport novel, a corporate annual report, a parliamentary submission, a comic, or a racy Mills and Boon romance novel? They are all writing genres, but they are all very different. The defining requirement of a PhD is finding, articulating, and filling a research gap (hereafter, The Gap). Without this, the purported thesis […] … learn more→

How having kids made me a better academic

How having kids made me a better academic

I suffered a serious lack of academic mojo when I came back to work after maternity leave for my second daughter. I’d had to start her in childcare two months before my maternity leave ended so we wouldn’t miss out on a spot and, as is inevitable when a small kid starts childcare, she was […] … learn more→

Why science matters so much in the era of fake news and fallacies

Why science matters so much in the era of fake news and fallacies

Democracy and social progress die without science and fact-based knowledge. Science and facts are the foundational basis for rational and logical disputation and the possibility of reaching some truths. Fake news, on the other hand, is a calculated assault on democratic freedoms. The power of the notion of fake news and of its practitioners is demonstrated […] … learn more→