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November 2013

Will online classes make professors extinct?

By David R. Wheeler CNN updated 1:14 PM EST, Mon November 25, 2013 Editor’s note: David R. Wheeler lives in Lexington, Kentucky, where he is a freelance writer and a journalism professor at Asbury University. Follow him on Twitter @David_R_Wheeler (CNN) — I’m one of the lucky ones. I landed a tenure-track job at a […]

Ending Education Reform to Reimagine What’s Possible

Courtney O’Connell Posted: 11/25/2013 5:31 pm Huffington Post According to a recent PEW Research Study, 66 percent of Americans say either that the education system in this country needs to be completely rebuilt or that it requires major changes. I couldn’t agree more. In this post, I am infusing innovation research into the education reform […]

Lessons Learned About Influenza A, Four Years After Epidemic

Nov. 22, 2013 Science Daily Nov. 22, 2013 — With autumn upon us, and a new flu strain lying in wait, the presentation of a study analysing the management of the 2009 influenza A crisis could not, if anything, be better timed. The paediatrician Eider Oñate has just read her thesis in which she analyses […]

What 11 Billion People Mean for Disease Outbreaks

By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer | November 25, 2013 07:28am ET Live Science Editor’s note: By the end of this century, Earth may be home to 11 billion people, the United Nations has estimated, earlier than previously expected. As part of a week-long series, LiveScience is exploring what reaching this population milestone might mean for […]

Millennials, rise up! College is a scam — you have nothing to lose but student debt

RANDALL COLLINS SUNDAY, NOV 24, 2013 06:59 AM EST Salon Students chase degree after degree, adding crushing debt, as jobs vanish. It is time to radically rethink college Credential inflation is the rise in educational requirements for jobs as a rising proportion of the population attains more advanced degrees. The value of a given educational […]

Americans Are Convinced Climate Change Is Connected To Stronger Storms, Poll Says

Posted: 11/22/2013 10:54 am EST | Updated: 11/22/2013 10:58 am EST Emily Swanson Huffington Post Most Americans think climate change, and more frequent and severe natural disasters are linked, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll that also finds most think human activity is at least partially responsible for the changing climate. According to the new […]

Serious educational reform

By Rick Gray | Nov 20, 2013 Village News There’s a reason serious educational reform never happens in America. It’s the same reason no serious reform happens in America. We’re a rich, fat, incredibly successful nation. And like rich, successful individuals, we like to believe that we became successful entirely through our own natural superiority […]

The Washington Post: A virus spreads in Saudi Arabia

The Washington Post First Published Nov 22 2013 05:50 pm • Last Updated Nov 22 2013 05:50 pm Slowly over the past year, a novel respiratory virus has claimed victims in the Middle East, primarily in Saudi Arabia. It comes from a species known as coronavirus, which, through an electronic microscope, looks like a spiky […]

5 ways life changes in the Senate after nuclear option on filibusters

By Tom Cohen, CNN updated 4:54 PM EST, Fri November 22, 2013 Washington (CNN) — More new judges. Faster appointments to top government jobs. Revised regulations and rules reflecting government policy. Those are the practical impacts from the nuclear option Senate Democrats approved to end filibusters of most presidential nominations and appointments. Obama supports Senate’s […]

5 ways to break up gridlock in government

Nov. 22, 2013 10:35 PM DailyJournal.com Washington has become a place where being a “squish” — a politician who doesn’t support the party’s extreme positions — can end a career. That drives partisanship to destructive levels, blocks compromise and lets problems fester. Some promising ideas for breaking the gridlock: • Curb gerrymandering. Congress is overrun […]