A Plea for 'Close Learning'
by Scott L. Newstok
As retrograde as it might sound, gathering humans in a room with real time for dialogue still matters. As educators, we must remind ourselves—not to mention our legislators, our boards, our administrators, our alumni, our students, and our students’ parents—of the inescapable fact that our “product” is close learning.
A group of successful Indian professionals and entrepreneurs have come together to establish an alternative to what they say is an educational paradigm that overly emphasizes technical capabilities while neglecting vital skills like critical thinking, communications and teamwork.
Debunking The Myths of a Liberal Arts Education
by S. Georgia Nugent
Here are the five big myths surrounding liberal arts education -- and why you shouldn't believe them.
Why Focusing Too Narrowly in College Could Backfire
by Peter Cappelli
Students are told learn the subjects that will best land them a job when they graduate. But that could be the worst thing they could do.
Saint John's University graduate Marine Capt. Garrett Litfin flies President Barack Obama from the White House with Marine Helicopter Squadron One.
Dickinson College alumna Elizabeth Grazioli '09 didn't find the perfect job. She created it.
Bret Baier, a 1992 graduate of DePauw University in Indiana, returned to campus in October to present an Ubben Lecture.
rom Kentucky to Uganda to Harvard Law School, Brian Klosterboer ’12 continues to impress--as Business Insider noted in a recent feature.
Denison grad Charisse Mandimika '09 and medical student at Yale, travels to Udon Thani, Thailand to help heal children.