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We can’t graduate enough nurses

We need a lot of nurses, but American universities just can’t make enough of them, according to a new Georgetown study (pdf).  This supports my Health Care Nation scenario, where medical fields become the dominant economic and cultural engine of the … Continue reading

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Elmhurst College makes a queen sacrifice

Elmhurst College is the latest member of higher education to make a queen sacrifice. The Chicago-area private liberal arts institution faces financial pressures and has launched a plan involving staff and faculty cuts. Financial pressure seems to come from growing expenses, … Continue reading

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Picking on great education and technology myths

Today I gave a webinar on a new theme, “Great .edu myths of our time”. TurnItIn.com hosted the event, and Jason Chu over there inspired the topic. Identifying and busting myths sounded like fun, so I picked five, ranked from … Continue reading

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What to do with a good old wiki resource?

Several years ago I launched a wiki for a desperate purpose.  Now I ponder its fate, and ask you, dear readers, for your thoughts. Consider this a case study in evolving social media. Here’s the story.  Back in 2007 I … Continue reading

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The governor of Illinois picks up the ax

The governor of Illinois proposed a state budget, and it includes massive cuts to public higher education.  Bruce Rauner offered a $387 reduction in state support, down about one third from the current level.  It could be another state-mandated queen … Continue reading

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Scientists and social media: an important new study

Out of all academics, how are scientists using new technologies to communicate?  Pew has a new study, based on surveying nearly 4,000 scientists, and the results are important for higher education and technology. The short version: the future belongs to young … Continue reading

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A wave of state-mandated queen sacrifices for American public universities

The Wisconsin governor’s call to sharply cut funding to that state’s public universities seems to have spawned similar moves in other states.  This could lead to a series of queen sacrifices, where core academic programs shrink or disappear. Illinois: new … Continue reading

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