Monthly Archives: January 2020

‘Slow-minded and bewildered’: Donald Trump builds barriers to peace and prosperity

‘Slow-minded and bewildered’: Donald Trump builds barriers to peace and prosperity

The US president “had no plan, no scheme, no constructive ideas whatever”, according to one of the world’s most influential economists. He was “in many respects, perhaps inevitably, ill-informed”. He was “slow-minded and bewildered”, and failed to remedy these defects by seeking advice. He gathered around him businessmen, “inexperienced in public affairs” and “only called […] … learn more→

Will the new educational policies that we get out of a critical situation get?

Will the new educational policies that we get out of a critical situation get?

The International Education Day celebrates the role of education for peace, recognizing its importance for achieving sustainable development and highlighting the need to take measures to ensure an inclusive education, equitable and quality. The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, indicates in the message she has issued on this occasion that the fundamental principles are the following: Education is a […] … learn more→

The Master’s Degree bubble has burst

The Master’s Degree bubble has burst

The student loan scam flooded our schools with students when it went into full swing over a decade ago—triggered by the 2008 crash/recession, when many “no degree required” jobs vanished, never to return. A half dozen or so years later, these students flooded the market with their shiny new degrees. These students were told their […] … learn more→

Digital and mixed: these students who lead by example

Digital and mixed: these students who lead by example

Registered in mathematics at the University of Western Brittany (UBO), Jeanne is part of the group of female students “Les filles qui” , whose members go to primary schools to introduce children to computer programming. By taking on this role as referents, they hope to show girls that science opens up careers for them as much as […] … learn more→

African Americans take on more debt for grad school – but the payoff is also bigger

African Americans take on more debt for grad school – but the payoff is also bigger

When seeking graduate and professional degrees, African Americans take on over 50% more debt than white students. On the upside, African Americans also see a bigger payoff to earning such degrees. Whether or not that payoff is enough to make up for the additional debt burden is unclear. These are some key takeaways from a study we released in […] … learn more→

Choosing your benefits administration software: What features to look for

Choosing your benefits administration software: What features to look for

In a recent survey, 83% of employers changed their benefits strategy over the past three years. It is apparent that businesses are reevaluating their processes, given major changes in benefits structures, regulation, and compliance initiatives. If your business has not reviewed your benefits administration software recently, it may be due for a revisit. If you […] … learn more→

From 9/11 to Christchurch earthquakes: how unis have supported students after a crisis

From 9/11 to Christchurch earthquakes: how unis have supported students after a crisis

Universities across Australia – including in Canberra, Wollongong and Newcastle – have had to close their campuses in the past few months as a result of bushfires. But the deep and long-lasting impacts of the crisis are set to pose a challenge for Australian universities beyond just the immediate response. Of the more than one million university students in Australia, we estimate about 95,000 […] … learn more→

New Campus Commissar: Departmental Academic Diversity Officer

New Campus Commissar: Departmental Academic Diversity Officer

UMich is currently paying $10.6 million each year(!!!) for its 82 “diversity officers,” MLive reported. Further scholarships and a new $10 million multicultural center are all part of a five-year strategic plan, launched in 2016 to diversify the campus. –the Vice-Provost alone rakes in over 400k a year… I’ve written before of the incredible high […] … learn more→

Bushfire education is too abstract. We need to get children into the real world

Bushfire education is too abstract. We need to get children into the real world

Children and young people have been deeply impacted by the current bushfire crisis. Schools have been destroyed and thousands of houses have burnt down. Hazardous air pollution is causing major public health concerns and the devastating impacts on animals and wildlife is leading to emotional distress. Many children – like 11-year-old Finn who drove a boat with […] … learn more→