Pledges for Low-​​Income Students

Yale Uni­ver­sity, for instance, com­mitted to increasing by 50 per­cent the number of stu­dents it enrolls through Quest­Bridge, a non­profit orga­ni­za­tion that that con­nects high-​​​​achieving low-​​​​income stu­dents to elite uni­ver­si­ties. Northeastern […]

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Badging From Within

Peter Stokes is exec­u­tive director of post­sec­ondary inno­va­tion in the Col­lege of Pro­fes­sional Studies at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity. He’s sup­portive of the con­cept behind badges, and thinks there are no real […]

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Smoking Loophole

Still, others are waiting for more con­clu­sive research on e-​​​​cigarettes before deciding whether to ban them. When North­eastern Uni­ver­sity for­mu­lated its smoke-​​​​free policy, it decided not to ban e-​​​​cigarettes, said […]

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Military Tuition On Hold

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity announced this week that it would cover the costs for any of its 100-​​​​plus active-​​​​duty ser­vice mem­bers who could not access funding because of the shut­down. National University […]

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Job Trends

The back-​​​​to-​​​​school season is easy to rec­og­nize. Tem­per­a­tures get a bit cooler. Wal­greens and CVS start doing a brisk busi­ness in pencil and note­book sales. And in col­lege towns like […]

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Alleged Rapist on the Roster

McKenzie has been removed from the team “until fur­ther notice,” Brown said. The deci­sion to bring McKenzie on con­veyed a com­plicity with rape cul­ture, said Dan Lebowitz, exec­u­tive director of Sport […]

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New Player in Adaptive Learning

Peter Stokes is exec­u­tive director of post­sec­ondary inno­va­tion in the Col­lege of Pro­fes­sional Studies at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity. He has written about adap­tive learning, and thinks it has the poten­tial to be used […]

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A Big IDEA

The global eco­nomic crisis of the last five years has con­cen­trated our col­lec­tive atten­tion, both here in the U.S. and around the world, on the need for jobs — as […]

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The Hijacking of MOOCs

The recent announce­ment from the Cal­i­fornia State Uni­ver­sity System regarding its embrace of edX mas­sive open online courses (MOOCs) is inter­esting and depressing at the same time. As with many aspects of […]

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Autism Studies and Wearable Technology

In today’s Aca­d­emic Minute, North­eastern University’s Matthew Goodwin describes how wear­able tech­nology is improving the quality of autism studies. Goodwin is an assis­tant pro­fessor of health infor­matics at North­eastern. Find […]

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