The myth of summer break

Last Spring, as the weather warmed and the semester began to wind down, I, like many of you, began to look for­ward to summer vaca­tion. This break was par­tic­u­larly exciting […]

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Differentiation is hard. But necessary.

I’ll add that it isn’t a sur­prise to anyone who works in mar­keting that col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties look and sound more alike than dif­ferent. And please note: I’m refer­ring toreal […]

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Going online, being digital

Kevin Bell, who serves as exec­u­tive director for online cur­riculum devel­op­ment and deploy­ment at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, put it some­what more force­fully: “There needs to be a dig­ital strategy for face-​​​​to-​​​​face […]

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Coming out from the cloister

A couple of years ago, New York Times colum­nist Nicholas Kristof stirred up a bit of con­tro­versy with a piece he pub­lished in the paper’s “Sunday Review” sec­tion titled “Professors, […]

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Parenting in public

A few weeks ago, I was asked to give a pre­sen­ta­tion to fellow grad stu­dents detailing a project I’ve been working on. I was hon­ored to be given the opportunity, […]

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A complete education

With the release of his new book, In Defense of a Lib­eral Edu­ca­tion, jour­nalist Fareed Zakaria became the latest com­men­tator to join the robust debate over whether the pur­pose of […]

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Student and shipbuilder

Appren­tice­ships are dif­ferent and more inten­sive than intern­ships. An appren­tice gig is typ­i­cally formal training for a job, where the employer plans to hire the appren­tice. And appren­tice­ships last longer […]

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Northeastern U. at Silicon Valley

Sil­icon Valley’s “war for talent” has tech­nology com­pa­nies tempting poten­tial recruits with ben­e­fits such as egg freezing, gourmet cafe­te­rias and pri­vate shut­tles. But few can match semi­con­ductor pro­ducer Inte­grated Device […]

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Rate my word choice

Many pro­fes­sors cringe when they think about the way they are described on Rate My Pro­fes­sors, the pop­ular site used by stu­dents to eval­uate fac­ulty mem­bers. A new tool allows […]

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A long shot

It’s the nature of how ele­vated sports are in this country, even at the youth level,” said Dan Lebowitz, the exec­u­tive director of North­eastern University’s Center for the Study of […]

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Inclusive dialogues

Suzanna Wal­ters is an alumna of Mount Holyoke and a pro­fessor of soci­ology and the director of the women’s, gender and sex­u­ality studies pro­gram at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity.  She said that […]

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One of their own

Peter Roby, an ath­letics director at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity who has described the strat­i­fi­ca­tion of col­lege sports as a “mon­ster,” said that Luck and his staff must remember that there are […]

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