Drew Faust receives a hug from University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann during ceremonies installing her as the 28th president of Harvard University in 2007.
Most university presidents in the US are still white, male and over the age of 60. But as they retire, is there an opportunity to reshape college leadership and, with it, higher education itself?
Using an ATM isn’t risk-free, but there’s a lot of security already.
Fifty years after the first ATM went into service, the main problem – identifying authorized users – remains the same. But methods for doing so have improved significantly.
Marine Le Pen at a political rally in Metz, France.
What does it mean to be French? The two standing presidential candidates hope voters will agree with their version of the answer.
A detention center in Eloy, Arizona.
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A scholar considers the limits of 'running government like a business.'
Activists in Portland, Oregon, protest President Trump’s ban.
For decades, the US has used international education to support democracy and positive relations with countries. For most of the 1970s, Iran sent more students to America than any other country.
Government agencies and contractors are now less trusting of their workers, and keeping a much closer eye on them, both on and off the job.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced a proposal for free tuition at state colleges.
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What does tuition-free college mean in other parts of the world? And what would it mean for international students?
How can we make sense of information in today’s connected world?
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Researchers have found that today's students, despite being 'digital natives,' have a hard time distinguishing what is real and what is fake online. Metaliteracy might provide the answers.
Mega companies have managed to make themselves the center of regulators’ world.
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AT&T's planned merger would add to a growing list of mega deals that have not only harmed consumers and exacerbated inequality but also undermined our democracy.
What can ‘Snowden’ teach us about cybersecurity?
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The new movie about the NSA leaker is a new way for the public to learn about government surveillance, communications technology and privacy. How well does it prepare the public for that discussion?
Jose Louis Morales sits and prays under his brother Edward Sotomayor Jr.‘s cross for victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando.
Are Americans at increasing risk of being killed in a terrorist attack? A sociologist explains how the way we remember the dead may make it feel that way.
Does Trump University follow the for-profit model?
For-profit colleges and universities have been in a lot of trouble. But the case of Trump University is different. To start with, it cannot even be called a for-profit university.
Conditions in Alberta were ideal for wildfires: little snow cover, dry and warm.
Yes, climate change is creating conditions for the extraordinary wildfires near Fort McMurray, Alberta, but El Niño played a bigger role, says atmospheric scientist.
The attacker may already be inside.
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Breaches of confidential information are inevitable. But we can limit their size and scope, and therefore their damage.
O.J. Simpson, flanked by his lawyers, pumps his fists after the verdict is read in October 1995.
It was a true media bonanza – and we now know that the media played a powerful role in influencing public perception of guilt or innocence.
De plus en plus d'étudiants américains partent vers l'étranger.
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Nombreux sont les étudiants qui décident de partir à l’étranger. Mais l’Amérique n’est plus la terre promise. Troisième volet de notre série sur l’internationalisation de l’enseignement supérieur.
Can global campuses promise the same academic freedom?
As universities set up campuses globally, the blanket protections of academic freedom are becoming increasingly difficult to guarantee.
Growing numbers of US students are going abroad to study.
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In recent years, a large market in higher education has emerged. From 2.1 million students studying abroad in 2001, the number has gone up to roughly 4.5 million. How is the US faring?
To understand the wide array of information in today’s world, we need a different kind of literacy. Some researchers call that 'metaliteracy.'
A protest in San Juan against government cuts.
Puerto Rico's economic woes have led some analysts to compare it to Greece. Paradoxically, Puerto Rico's colonial status explains both its growth and the impending financial debacle.