Weekend Reading: Mr. Autumn Man Edition

In a purely self-​​serving item, I was hon­ored to read Arika Okrent’s writeup of one of my research projects for one of my favorite blogs,Mental Floss. In true internet style, […]

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Colleges’ Role Shouldn’t End at Graduation

Unless they plan to go directly to grad­uate school, recent grad­u­ates need more expo­sure to the real world of work, short-​​​​term oppor­tu­ni­ties to exer­cise their knowl­edge and tal­ents and explore […]

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Weekend Reading: Nearly Back to School Edition

As the begin­ning of the semester rapidly approaches, the ProfHacker crew is busy pol­ishing syl­labi, hur­riedly wrap­ping up summer research, and per­haps even taking some time to men­tally recharge in […]

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A Crisis in the Humanities?

(Guest post! Ben Schmidt is the vis­iting grad­uate fellow at the Cul­tural Obser­va­tory at Har­vard, and a grad­uate stu­dent in his­tory at Princeton Uni­ver­sity. His research is in intel­lec­tual and […]

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Teaching After Tragedy Forum

The hor­rible events in Boston yes­terday cer­tainly weren’t the first tragedy of recent years. There have been many since 9/​​11: Vir­ginia Tech, Aurora, Sandy Hook. And those, of course, are […]

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Learning Today: the Lasting Value of Place

At a con­fer­ence last summer, Bill Gates pre­dicted that “place-​​​​based activity in col­lege will be five times less impor­tant than it is today.” Noting the ever-​​​​growing pop­u­larity of online learning, […]

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