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Avoiding the Catch-22

The NY Times Editorial page takes aim at online education on Monday. It turns out that studies show that more students in online classes drop out of classes, more fail, and fewer graduate. This is not surprising. But one might ask so what? Online courses are proliferating and will continue to do so because they…Read more Avoiding the Catch-22 Posted on 19 February 2013 | 2:47 pm

The “E” Word, Part Two

This Weekend Read is Part Two in “The “E” Word,”  a continuing series on “elitism” in the United States educational system. Read Part One here. Peter Thiel has made headlines offering fellowships to college students who drop out to start a business. One of those Thiel fellows is Dale Stephens, founder of Uncollege. Uncollege advertises…Read more The “E” Word, Part Two Posted on 4 January 2013 | 2:07 pm

Hannah Arendt Center is Looking for an Intern

The Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College is seeking an intern. Position Description: The Center is looking for an enthusiastic, detail oriented individual for research, organization, writing, transcribing, editing, and working with social media. As well, this position requires assisting with the logistics and set-up of events and conferences. Some membership…Read more Hannah Arendt Center is Looking for an Intern Posted on 11 January 2012 | 1:48 pm