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College students face more obstacles to getting an internship. Transportation and having to work a paying job are among the barriers. Picnoi

5 obstacles that stop many students from taking an internship

Internships send an important signal to employers about how ready a college graduate is for the world of work. But for many students, taking an unpaid or poorly paid internship is not practical.
Hip-hop officially became the most popular music genre in 2018 and continued its reign in 2019, according to Nielsen Music. Lev Radin/Shutterstock.com

Why hip-hop belongs in today’s classrooms

For the second year in a row, hip-hop music is the most popular form of music in the US. So why isn't it in more of America's classrooms? A hip-hop scholar weighs in.
Canadian universities need to reform the culture of the humanities so that careers outside the university are seen as just as valuable as tenure-track jobs. (Annie Spratt/Unsplash)

Humanities PhD grads working in non-academic jobs could shake up university culture

With the support of universities, PhD graduates working beyond the academy could bring their knowhow into PhD seminars or classrooms to help current students expand their career horizons.
There is growing political interest in providing higher education to those behind bars. AdrianoK/Shutterstock.com

Higher education in America’s prisons: 4 essential reads

Education for those behind bars is gaining more attention. In these four articles, scholars take an up-close look at efforts to provide – and restrict – higher education in prison.
Institutions such as Al-Azhar University have traditionally been regarded as the standard model for Islamic higher education. Indonesia’s new international Islamic university wants to change that. Shutterstock

How Indonesia’s new international Islamic university will host global research for ‘moderate Islam’

Slated for operations in 2020, Indonesia's new international Islamic university aims to become a 'middle ground' Islamic institution through leveraging Indonesia's unique culture of moderate Islam.
Macquarie University is hit harder than others, but domestic enrolments across Australia aren’t increasing like they used to. from shutterstock.com

Enrolments flatlining: Australian unis’ financial strife in three charts

In 2018, domestic numbers for undergraduate courses fell for the first time since 2013 – they will remain stagnant for some years. This and other factors put unis at face financial risk.

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