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How a British military march became the distinctive sound of American graduations

How a British military march became the distinctive sound of American graduations

Graduations throughout the United States erupt with some familiar sounds every year: the passionate cheering of friends and families, the lofty grandeur of speeches and, of course, one very recognizable tune. Most Americans – if they’re even aware of its name – know it simply as “Pomp and Circumstance.” More specifically, it is the “trio” […] … learn more→

US student Gaza protests: five things that have been missed

US student Gaza protests: five things that have been missed

Coverage of the recent student encampments at more than 50 universities across the United States has focused on confrontations between opposing groups of protesters or between protesters and police. The spectacle of militarised officers being called on to campus grounds, or academics and students alike being pinned to the concrete, has dominated news broadcasts. Having recently returned from […] … learn more→

Online Cannabis industry courses

Online Cannabis industry courses

World University online courses can be a valuable resource for learning about the cannabis industry, offering a range of courses covering various aspects of this rapidly growing field. Here are some potential courses you will find: Introduction to Cannabis Studies: This course could provide a broad overview of the cannabis industry, covering its history, legal […] … learn more→

College administrators are falling into a tried and true trap laid by the right

College administrators are falling into a tried and true trap laid by the right

Interrogations of university leaders spearheaded by conservative congressional representatives. Calls from right-wing senators for troops to intervene in campus demonstrations. Hundreds of student and faculty arrests, with nonviolent dissenters thrown to the ground, tear-gassed and tased. We’ve been here before. In my book “Resistance from the Right: Conservatives and the Campus Wars in Modern America,” I detail how, throughout the […] … learn more→

A majority of university students use laptops in the classroom: what does it mean for teachers?

A majority of university students use laptops in the classroom: what does it mean for teachers?

While we debate whether , how and how much to use electronic devices in primary and secondary classes , in the university environment the use of digital devices has been integrated into the system for more than two decades. The implementation of the Bologna Process – with one of its basic pillars focused on educational improvement through new teaching and evaluation methodologies […] … learn more→

Are race-conscious scholarships on their way out?

Are race-conscious scholarships on their way out?

The fate of hundred of millions of dollars in scholarship money is up in the air in Ohio after seven state universities put race-conscious programs on hold to check their legality. The review comes after Dave Yost, the state’s attorney general, advised administrators in a call that using race as a factor to award funds may be unconstitutional. […] … learn more→

Learning as a political exercise

Learning as a political exercise

Learning and training have become an important niche in a market in which universities compete on a global scale . A competition for students that increases with non-face-to-face training possibilities . In this context, learning is at the center of the debate. The added value of universities will be in their ability to advance a model that makes teaching […] … learn more→

Graduation rates for low-income students lag while their student loan debt soars

Graduation rates for low-income students lag while their student loan debt soars

A recent federal study on graduation rates for American colleges and universities shows that 40% of all students did not earn a degree or credential within eight years of leaving high school. The graduation rate is even lower for low-income students. Among students from families with income levels of US$115,000 or more, 66% who enrolled in higher […] … learn more→