Higher Education

 
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Good credit

By Emily Scheie
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Back to School | Competency-based programs offer college credentials without the debilitating cost

The WJI alumni association

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Media | Two summers ago I was waiting for pizza in a psychedelic Asheville restaurant, where Alice in Wonderland decor festooned the balcony and great paper animals…

Web Reads: Is your church building ugly?

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Glorifying God in buildings. Urbanologist Aaron Renn suggests eight reasons Protestants tend to “place a low value on sacred architecture—resulting in…

It’s beginning to look a lot like school time

By Marvin Olasky
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Education | Fall school terms start soon, so magazines run lots of education stories. (WORLD’s annual Back-to-School issue will be posted online a week from today.) The

College recruiters: Social media missteps trump on-field skills

By Allie Hulcher
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Newsworthy | Prudeness in social media is a wise choice for people of all professions. But in the world of sports, a tweet could make or break a career or stop it from…

Common reading or early college indoctrination?

By Emily Scheie
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Higher Education | For many undergraduates, the first taste of college-level reading is not Plato or Shakespeare but New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers. Many colleges…

What’s in an A? Higher ed’s struggle with grade inflation

By Emily Scheie
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Education | In college, A’s are supposed to stand for excellent, not average. But due to grade inflation, they are becoming commonplace. Princeton University sought to…

Stump of Stanford

By Mary Jackson
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Sports | Without carrying a title, counselor wields great influence with Stanford's athletes

For-profit colleges raking in GI Bill funds

By Laura Edghill
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Education | Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have flocked to for-profit colleges in recent years, including a troubled chain that is closing and selling its campuses amid a…

More than smart

More than smart

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Education | Would you rather be smart or good? Most of us, I trust, would go for the good, but which of the two causes us the most embarrassment when we lack it? When I…

Midday Roundup: Court again gives thumbs up to affirmative action

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Affirmative approval. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled again yesterday that the University of Texas may legally use race as part of its admissions…

College statements of faith—useful or useless?

By Marvin Olasky
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Education | I’m still trying to understand more about the impact of statements of faith at colleges. This is a request for more comments. Should Christian college…

 
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