Impulsive children become thoughtful adults only after years of improvements to the brain’s information highways, a team reports in Current Biology. A study of nearly 900 young people ages 8 to 22 found that the ability to control impulses, stay
Today, more Americans graduate high school and go on to college than ever before. But as the country becomes more diverse — the Census Bureau expects that by 2020 more than half of the nation’s children will be part of
There’s no doubt about the value mentors can provide to the lives of students. A good mentor can show a young person how to identify and accomplish goals, connect with important people, serve as a role model and open up
Calling Purdue University’s acquisition of Kaplan University bold might have been underselling. Depending whom you ask, the deal is either an exciting evolutionary step for public higher education or a dangerous threat to it. Experts agree, however, that the outcome
In the heated debates of campus politics these days, it is not unusual for some groups (on or off campus) to demand the firing of a faculty member. But the rancor at Evergreen State College over the last week stands
The June issue of The Journal of Political Philosophy devotes more than 60 pages to a three-author “symposium” on the Black Lives Matter movement. The journal is now apologizing for doing so without including the work of black philosophers. And
Last month, the president of Samford University gave remarks just before professors voted on a controversial new student group. It’s one centered on discussions of sexual orientation and gender identity, from a sympathetic perspective rather than a critical one, which
Southern New Hampshire University is restructuring its work force partnerships division, College for America, to prepare for a massive influx of new students in competency-based education programs. Part of that restructuring means moving its student advising team under one roof.
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