The Chronicle of Higher Education's Peter Schmidt reported this week that Rosemary Feal will step down as executive director of the Modern Language Association of America. Feal has held the position for 15 years. While some MLA members feel she made great strides to create a more inclusive group that has adapted to the demands … Continue reading Rosemary Feal will step down as MLA executive director
Anand Shukla, Chief Executive of the youth mentoring charity based out of London called Brightside, calls for change in higher education and data collection to assist more disadvantaged students. He claims we need to re-look at the definition of "disadvantaged" and ask ourselves who should use that term. For example, he mentions that many students … Continue reading Is higher ed doing all it can for disadvantaged students?
For the first time in 21 years, the United States has won the International Mathematical Olympiad! Led by Po-Shen Loh, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, the six-man team competed among more than 100 countries in Chiang Mai, Thailand, over two days. Each team member worked on three problems to help lead his team to … Continue reading Congratulations, U.S.!