Monthly Archives: April 2019

Proven tips to have an effective study break

Proven tips to have an effective study break

Studying hard and going through revisions to prepare for the upcoming exam season? Then you must be experiencing tough times due to long reading sessions. Ironically, a lot of students face hard times understanding what they read even after reading the same paragraph several times. However, you can make the most out of revisions and reading sessions […] … learn more→

Why doing Humanities is doing science

Why doing Humanities is doing science

It is increasingly common in this society or, at least, in this country, to divide the intellectuals – and their students – into two great branches of knowledge: letters and sciences, as if the former were not scientific and the latter not they would have a certain domain of humanistic knowledge that has led us […] … learn more→

Youth find hope for the future through documentary play

Youth find hope for the future through documentary play

Today’s young people deserve to be heard. But, because of all of our technological distractions and polarized political systems, listening to others is becoming increasingly difficult. Philosopher and political scientist Roman Krznaric recently wrote an eloquent column on the harrowing prospects of “short-termism” for young people. My research has delivered a similar warning. Our survey across five global cities […] … learn more→

State University deliberately failing students?

State University deliberately failing students?

Time and again I’ve covered state universities where faculty were mandated to pass students in their class, regardless of student performance. Mostly these mandates are for lower level courses—nonexistent entrance requirements let hordes of kids who have no business on campus (not making judgements here!) have little choice but to take only entry-level courses. Failing […] … learn more→

Let’s get real with college athletes about their chances of going pro

Let’s get real with college athletes about their chances of going pro

When the NFL draft takes place, it will represent a professional dream come true for the 224 college football players who get picked. For most players, however, going pro will never be more than a fantasy. Fewer than 2% of college student-athletes ever play professional sports at any level for any amount of time. But that statistic often fails […] … learn more→

The Pattern Day Trader rule: A beginner guide

The Pattern Day Trader rule: A beginner guide

This article will take a look into what exactly it means to be a pattern day trader, and the various practices surrounding it. We will also go into information on what you should do should you want to become a pattern day trader, and what things to look out for and what not to! A […] … learn more→

Nigerian universities are suffering from neglect. Why this should stop

Nigerian universities are suffering from neglect. Why this should stop

The level of funding of the education sector has been recognised as one of the major factors that contribute to quality education. This, in turn, determines growth and development of a country. It’s also been acknowledged that quality education determines the success in achieving the sustainable development goals. As Irina Bokova, the former Director General, UNESCO, said: Quality education, inclusive […] … learn more→

Why federal student aid should be restored for people in prison

Why federal student aid should be restored for people in prison

Congress is thinking of lifting a longstanding ban on federal student aid for those serving time in prison. The “Restoring Education And Learning Act of 2019,” or the “REAL Act of 2019,” seeks to reinstate federal Pell Grant eligibility for incarcerated individuals. Pell Grants are federal grants meant to help students who need money to go to college. If Pell Grants […] … learn more→

Creating and growing a personal industry group

Creating and growing a personal industry group

Recently, I read a draft grant application that included an allowance for dinner for the industry advisory group. I nixed it. I explained to the applicant that, while it may technically be an allowable budget item, most reviewers of that funding scheme would see it as an extravagance. This led to a discussion of how […] … learn more→