Learning to Adapt

It’s not the strongest of the species that sur­vives,” Charles Darwin once observed, “but the one most respon­sive to change.” If only it were true in higher edu­ca­tion. It’s inter­esting to […]

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Immigrating into a New World

Being first at any­thing is hard, but being first at col­lege is a bewil­dering and some­times ter­ri­fying expe­ri­ence. I work with a schol­ar­ship pro­gram at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity that funds students […]

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5 Questions for Northeastern’s Peter Stokes

Dr. Peter Stokes is cur­rently the exec­u­tive director of post­sec­ondary inno­va­tion in the Col­lege of Pro­fes­sional Studies at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity.  Many of you prob­ably got to know Peter during his […]

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The Particle Accelerator of Learning

The fruit ripens slowly,” the Guru Nis­ar­ga­datta Maharaj once observed, “but it drops sud­denly.” In a sim­ilar fashion, MOOCs (or mas­sive open online courses) seem to have arrived almost out […]

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Is “Feminist” A Sexist Word?

When­ever I teach an intro­duc­tory lesson on “gender” in my first-​​​​year inter­na­tional affairs and inter­na­tional rela­tions classes, I find myself pref­acing my expla­na­tion of “fem­i­nism” with the familiar “Fem­i­nism is […]

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The Return of the Sequester

Wary of the cuts on the horizon, agen­cies appear to already be slowing funding. On campus, researchers are seeing a slow­down in fed­eral grant-​​​​making and dis­burse­ment, said Tim Leshan, vice […]

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Not Rushing Into MOOCs

Watching and waiting — and strate­gizing — can be a dif­fi­cult choice to make given the “herd men­tality” that has devel­oped around MOOCS, according to Peter Stokes, exec­u­tive director of […]

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Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security

In today’s Aca­d­emic Minute, North­eastern University’s Amy Sliva exam­ines how advances in com­puting power are allowing for an arti­fi­cially intel­li­gent approach to cyber secu­rity. Sliva is an assis­tant pro­fessor at […]

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The New Liberal Arts

Up to half of new grad­u­ates, by some esti­mates, are finding them­selves job­less or under­em­ployed. Why? As Andrew Sum, the director of the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern […]

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Professors with Attitude

Some­times you can’t fake it. This summer I was in Bali, con­ducting another of my social entre­pre­neur­ship train­ings for a group of Bali­nese stu­dents and stu­dents from my uni­ver­sity. In the […]

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Must Penn State Cleanse?

Though it would have seemed unthink­able before last week, the sit­u­a­tion at Penn­syl­vania State Uni­ver­sity, where a respected former assis­tant foot­ball coach used his con­nec­tions to the pro­gram to draw […]

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