Tom Cummins stresses the urgency of Americans going green

Tom Cummins stresses the urgency of Americans going green

If you haven’t heard of American Power and Gas, one thing that you should know is that they’re leading the way in renewable energy. The company is currently providing cheaper and greener energy solutions to households in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The company is growing quite quickly, and it seems the rest of […] … learn more→

Indiana Gives Credential Engine a boost

Indiana Gives Credential Engine a boost

Last week, leaders from business, labor, and higher education celebrated the public launch of Credential Engine’s Credential Registry. A web-based system for finding and comparing education and training credentials, the Credential Registry stands to transform the way employers, institutions, and learners at all levels evaluate and compare different credentials when making education, career, and hiring decisions. […] … learn more→

Sex and relationship education should be about rights and equity not just biology

Sex and relationship education should be about rights and equity not just biology

For decades, researchers, young people, and activists have campaigned for better sex and relationships education. Yet still today children and young people rarely have the high quality lessons they need in schools around the world. International research has found that for it to be effective, sex and relationships education needs to start early, as well as […] … learn more→

Design is key in college ‘promise’ programs

Design is key in college ‘promise’ programs

In one of her first public acts as the new mayor of Seattle, Jenny Durkan signed an executive order last month to phase in a free college tuition program. The program promises up to two years of free tuition at a Seattle community or technical college for recent graduates of Seattle’s public high schools. The Seattle Promise […] … learn more→

In praise of academic spouses

In praise of academic spouses

Research proposals, funding applications, research trips, conference attendance, journal articles, writing up, editing, viva prep, corrections, final submission…a doctorate is a long process, physically and emotionally draining, but worth it for the degree, the postnomial letters, the graduation celebrations. But what if you don’t get these? What if, at the end of the three or […] … learn more→

West Point corruption, Part 2.

West Point corruption, Part 2.

I’m looking over an open letter from a faculty who has retired from West Point, detailing how the school is corrupt on every level now. One thing he’s pointed out is how the Honor Code at the school is, well, no longer being honored. Why? To make matters worse, the senior leadership at West Point […] … learn more→

Research essay topic ideas to get inspired

Research essay topic ideas to get inspired

Wherever you live, whatever college you attend, whatever discipline is your major, and whatever year of study you are currently at, you will face a research paper writing assignment anyway. You probably have already written essays where you had to use your analytical skills. But you could have made a wrong guess and chosen a […] … learn more→

University free speech debate is really about power

University free speech debate is really about power

The maelstrom that erupted last month at Wilfrid Laurier University has since spread far beyond the campus ground — a teaching assistant opened up a vitriolic free speech debate across Canada by showing a video of a conservative professor who opposes Bill C-16 and refuses to use gender-neutral pronouns. The incident became a national story when the mainstream media uncritically amplified […] … learn more→

5 ways the proposed PROSPER Act could impact students

5 ways the proposed PROSPER Act could impact students

For the first time in nearly a decade, the United States Congress is about to take up legislation to upgrade the Higher Education Act – the federal law that governs how the federal government supports and regulates higher education institutions. The process began earlier this month, when U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx, a Republican from North […] … learn more→