Tag: Education

Examining Health Disparities Through a Social Justice Lens

By Dr. Taffye Benson Clayton, Vice Provost for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill THE STATISTICS ON minority health are compelling, forcing us to question why such disparities exist. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill we are working not only to discover… Read the full article

Do You Need a College Degree?

By Christopher Bennett, Instructor, Computer Systems Institute, Elgin, Illinois According to an October 2012 article in Money Magazine, the average class of 2011 college graduate owes $26,600 in student loan debt. This fact could lead some young, entrepreneurial-minded individuals to question whether or not they could do better by investing $27,000 into a small business… Read the full article

Tips for College Seniors to Secure a Job On Graduation

It’s that time of year again: graduation. And while many offer advice to recent grads on life, simple steps for attaining a job can sometimes be the most helpful. Here is some advice for college graduates: 1.    Inventory the skills you can sell to a potential employer Evaluate all the work—part-time, full-time, and volunteer—that you… Read the full article

College Gyms Going Green

Going green has become not just a saying but a movement and lifestyle to many. College campuses all over the country are jumping on the trend, looking for new ways to go green. Many higher education institutions throughout the U.S. have installed exercise equipment that helps generate electricity, and more are following. Chapman University in… Read the full article

Does a College Major Really Matter?

Does a college major really matter? “This latest survey reveals that the drum beat just continues to get louder and louder that colleges must prepare students with a broad array of skills and knowledge.”

First-Generation Students and Their Struggle to Succeed

If achieving the American Dream includes graduating from college, the experience for first-generation college students is becoming more like a nightmare.

MOOCs Open Doors for Diverse Student Body

The internet spawned seismic shifts in the music, travel, and retail industries, and a similar movement is underway in higher education, called MOOCs, or massive open online classes.

Diversity at Design: Improving Diversity at Parsons and Design Schools

Art and design have long been an outlet for the different, the marginalized, and the pioneering. And over time, design schools have become the traditional homes for educating those who will go on to produce and reshape design. So why does diversity still remain an issue? Parsons The New School of Design, is working to figure that out.

Grade-Appropriate Classroom Curriculum Promotes Clothing Recycling

The Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association (SMART) is developing grade-appropriate educational materials in conjunction with the Education Center to promote the concept of clothing as a recyclable product.

LGBT-Friendly Lists Help Youth Find Welcoming Environments

Finding educational institutions that are friendly to LGBT youth has become a major aspect of LGBT students’ college searches, and schools have taken notice.