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Making sense of the Facebook metaverse

In addition to being portrayed as a sunblock-covered surfing digital avatar, Mark Zuckerberg used the keynote speech of Facebook’s annual Connect conference to announce a… Read More

The experimental university (Part 1)

From Evolllution: “The overall dimensions of education failure are obvious. The bleak numbers are reported year after year: 20% of high school students don’t graduate… Read More

Minerva University’s plan to out-elite Harvard

From Forbes: “Not many people are up for the task of ‘out-eliting’ Harvard. But that’s exactly the shorthand that Ben Nelson, founder and chancellor of… Read More

Polymaths at the London Interdisciplinary School plan to teach universities a thing or two

From The Times: “Stroll up Whitechapel Road in east London, past Jack the Chipper and Hichki Mumbai Kitchen, and you could easily miss the most… Read More

Tuition increases remain at a historic low

From Inside Higher Ed: “College tuition increased at historically low rates for the second year in a row, a new report from the College Board… Read More

Biden’s vaccine order is broad. These campuses are trying to apply it narrowly.

From The Chronicle: “When the Biden administration issued an executive order saying federal contractors must be vaccinated against Covid-19, it was meant to apply widely…. Read More

Food pantries merge to fight campus hunger

From Inside Higher Ed: “In an effort to reach more students struggling with food insecurity, Swipe Out Hunger, a nonprofit addressing hunger among college students,… Read More

How can universities in the US tackle anti-Asian racism?

From University World News: “We should continue to voice our support and solidarity with Asian students on campus and provide tangible short- and long-term action… Read More

Google is giving all U.S. community colleges free access to their 4 career certificates

From CNBC: “Some of the biggest technology companies in the world, Google and Microsoft, are reinforcing their relationships with U.S. community colleges … Google offers… Read More

Microsoft launches community college campaign to address cybersecurity workforce shortage

From Seattle Times: “Microsoft launched a training program for community college students on Thursday in an effort to fill 250,000 cybersecurity jobs by 2025. The… Read More

Here are the jobs Americans want — and don’t want — as the pandemic lingers

From CBS News: “American workers are snubbing low-wage jobs that can’t be done remotely, new job search data shows. These sectors include childcare, food preparation… Read More

A surprise for America’s many career switchers: They need to go back to school

From The Hechinger Report: “For years, economists have been warning that more and more people hoping to switch careers would need to get additional education… Read More

Education behind and beyond bars

From Inside Higher Ed: “Spurred by the national focus on racial justice and socioeconomic disparities revealed by the pandemic, the country’s higher education institutions and… Read More

A group of California inmates just earned bachelor’s degrees while behind bars

From CNN: “A triumphant group of incarcerated students at a prison in California began a new chapter of their lives on Tuesday after graduating with… Read More

Stanford study finds why writing a letter to a teacher can turn around the lives of some students

From EdSource: “Formerly incarcerated students who wrote letters to their teachers — describing their hopes and dreams, asking for a second chance — were less… Read More

Universities keep quiet as Biden retreats from free college plan

From Times Higher Education: “Joe Biden’s year of slow retreat from his free college promise is encountering little or only muted protest from US higher… Read More

Race on campus: On ‘Teaching Black History to White People’

From The Chronicle: “Leonard N. Moore, a professor of history … shares his approach in a new book: Teaching Black History to White People …… Read More

Pandemic fueled huge online-only enrollment growth, report finds

From Higher Ed Dive: “Student enrollment in exclusively distance education saw a significant increase in 2020 due to institutions offering courses virtually that would have… Read More

Enrollments still falling 2 years into pandemic

From Inside Higher Ed: “The post-pandemic enrollment rebound everyone wished for has not come to pass. College and university enrollments are still on the decline… Read More

Music icon Barbra Streisand to launch university institute

From University World News: “The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) announced that legendary performer Barbra Streisand is launching her own institute at the college… Read More

America’s standardized-testing giants are losing money fast

From The Chronicle: “The revenues generated by ACT Inc. from educational assessment and work-force development — a category that includes the ACT exam — declined… Read More

Do applicants lie about their race?

From Inside Higher Ed: “Most colleges and universities are aggressively searching for minority applicants. They want diversity on their campuses. … All of which raises… Read More

Student loan debt is deepening the racial wealth divide

From University World News: “Last June, a paper prepared for BI by Andre M Perry, Marshall Steinbaum and Carl Romer showed that in 2019, 75%… Read More

Faculty diversity fell in time of crisis

From Inside Higher Ed: “Four-year colleges and universities cut tenure-track hiring by 25 percent around the time of the Great Recession — and hires of… Read More

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