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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Inside Higher Ed News: May 2, 2012

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LSU system president's dismissal shows that politics might limit what public university leaders say in public. Does that change what makes for a good president?
As graduate programs fend off cuts elsewhere, U. of Colorado introduces doctorate in German studies that seeks to halve time to degree and prepare students for academic and non-academic careers.
Should college faculties ever vote to take collective stands on political issues? A debate at William Mitchell raises the question.
In a new book, higher-ed thinker tackles difficult questions about the future of college in America.


EduDemic: 4 Changes Twitter Just Made That You Should Know About & 3 Threats of Rapid Technology Change


Posted: 19 May 2012 11:33 AM PDT
We wanted to let you know about a few quick updates Twitter just made. Mainly to their privacy policy and terms of service. As we’ve seen in the past, when major social networks like Twitter...

Posted: 19 May 2012 06:00 AM PDT
While an issue for most products short of books and antiques, in the technology world obsolescence can not only cost money, but can threaten the quality of skill-building learners get with hands-on use. Whereas previous generations of technology had a habit of fending for themselves, the modern technology industry has seemingly developed an odd desire to replace and cannibalize itself constantly.