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Completing hefty reading and writing assignments can pose an unnecessary burden on students who must work. SDI Productions/E+ via Getty Images

College can still be rigorous without a lot of homework

Higher education in the US has been faulted for not requiring students to read and write enough. But is that criticism justified? New research raises doubts.
‘Ako: A Tale of Loyalty’ takes players inside a young samurai’s world in 18th-century Japan. Epoch: History Games Initiative/University of Texas at Austin

How student-designed video games made me rethink how I teach history

A history professor describes how student-designed video games have transformed his classroom and provided a substitute for academic essays.
Recent college graduates owed an average of nearly $30,000 in student loans in 2019. lightspeedshutter/iStock via Getty Images Plus

Student loan debt is costing recent grads much more than just money

Student loan debt can affect not only the financial health of recent grads but also their mental and emotional health. Three scholars weigh in on the greater costs student loans can have on borrowers.
Teaching assistants often remain silent when sexual harassment comes from the students they teach. Hill Street Studios / Getty Images

This type of sexual harassment on campus often goes overlooked

Sexual harassment on campus often casts students as targets of their instructors. Researchers have found that it happens the other way around, too.
The convenience of distance learning at for-profit colleges has contributed to their rising enrollment. damircudic/E+ via Getty Images

Why for-profit college enrollment has increased during COVID-19

For-profit colleges’ heavy investment in distance learning has led to a 3% increase in enrollment during the pandemic.
Sally Chen, an organizer with the Harvard Ethnic Studies Coalition, speaks through a megaphone during a rally with other students in 2019. David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Although now required by California law, ethnic studies courses likely to be met with resistance

Ethnic studies were born out of resistance. Now, the courses often face resistance themselves – from white students. Is making these classes mandatory the way to go? A scholar weighs in.

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