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Back when I taught at a predominantly white, selective liberal arts college, I came across a book called “Acting White? Rethinking Race in ‘Post-Racial’ America.” In the book, legal scholars Devon...

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How many school shootings happen in the U.S. in a single school year? The answer is surprisingly hard to figure out. In April, the U.S. Department of Education released a report on the 2015-2016 school...

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Collaboration across disciplines is key to solving the world's toughest problems, researchers argue. Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock Labor Day is our New Year’s Eve. Rather than vowing to lose...

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Editor’s note: When it comes to the cost of higher education in the U.S., signs of trouble abound. For instance, states now rely more heavily on tuition to finance their public colleges and universities...

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“If they build the first story, blow it up. If they sneak back at night and build three stories, burn it down. And if they get nine stories built, it’s yours. Take it over, and maybe we’ll let...

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In the mid-1990s, technology-driven economic growth induced a strong demand for science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, skills. This development came at the expense of humanities and...

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How much money do students spend on college textbooks? The answer is: too much. Since 1982, the price of new textbooks has tripled even after taking inflation into account. Since 2006, it has outstripped...

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The textbook has been declared dead many times over. Progressive educator John Dewey decried the “text-book fetish” back in the 1890s. Former U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan wished out loud for...

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In order to have a rewarding college experience, students should build a constellation of mentors. This constellation should be a diverse set of faculty, staff and peers who will get students out of...

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If you go strictly by the official account, heatstroke was the cause of death for University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair. McNair died earlier this year following a grueling practice in which...