Still a Seawolf: Stony Brook's Dean of Students, Even in Retirement

Chronicle of Higher Education - Sun, 2014-09-07 22:01

Jerrold L. Stein helped students at the former commuter campus on New York's Long Island build a stronger sense of community and spirit.

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Linguist Guides Transition of American Indian Studies at U. of Arizona

Chronicle of Higher Education - Sun, 2014-09-07 22:01
Ofelia Zepeda, who has done research on the Tohono O’odham language, will guide the department as it begins to attract undergraduate majors.
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How Well Do You Know Ivy League Lore?

Chronicle of Higher Education - Fri, 2014-09-05 02:55

Here's a quiz based on quotes from "The Ivy League Guidebook," an “insider’s” look at life at the eight institutions in the late 1960s.

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Rise of Online Booksellers Brings Complaints From Campus Bookstores

Chronicle of Higher Education - Fri, 2014-09-05 02:55

Campus bookstores say companies’ aggressive tactics hurt business and violate colleges’ exclusivity contracts.

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A Manly Old Guide to the Ivy League

Chronicle of Higher Education - Fri, 2014-09-05 02:55

It was the late 1960s. As a generation of students dealt uneasily with the expansion of coeducation, three Harvard undergraduates mapped out the lay of an elite land.

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ED Seeks Winter/Spring Interns

U.S. Department of Education Blog - Thu, 2014-09-04 14:16

Become a part of the team! ED’s 2014 summer interns participated in a brown bag lunch with Secretary Duncan during their time with the department. (Photo credit: U.S. Department of Education)

Have you ever wondered about pursuing a federal career? Are you interested in public service? Would you like to gain valuable work experience and help move the needle on education issues in this country?

The Department of Education may have opportunities that match your interests – and we’re currently accepting applications for interns!

Our Department is a place where you can explore fields like education policy, research and analysis, intergovernmental relations and public affairs, or traditional and digital communications, all while learning about the role federal government plays in education.

Our interns also participate in professional development sessions and events outside of the office, such as lunches with ED and other government officials, movie nights, and local tours.

One of the many advantages of interning at ED is our proximity to some of the most historic and celebrated sites in our nation’s capital, all accessible by walking or taking the Metro.

ED is accepting applications for Winter/Spring 2015 internships through October 1, 2014.

If you are interested in interning during the upcoming term, there are three things you must send in order to be considered for an interview:

  1. A cover letter summarizing why you wish to work at ED and stating your previous experiences in the field of education, if any. Include which particular offices interest you.  (But, keep in mind that – due to the volume of applications we receive – if we accept you as an intern we may not be able to place you in your first-choice office.)
  2. An updated resumé.
  3. A completed copy of the Intern Application.

Prospective interns should send these three documents in one email to StudentInterns@ed.gov with the subject line formatted as follows: Last Name, First Name: Winter/Spring Intern Application.

(Note: For candidates also interested in applying specifically to the Office of General Counsel, please see application requirements here.)

An internship at ED is one of the best ways students can learn about education policy and working in the civil service. It’s also a fantastic opportunity to develop crucial workplace skills that will help you in whatever career path you choose. And, it’s an opportunity to meet fellow students who share your passion for education, learning, and engagement.

Click here for more information or to get started on your application today.

De’Rell Bonner is a special assistant and youth liaison in the Office of Communications and Outreach at the U.S. Department of Education.

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Stay Digitally Connected with this Year’s Partners in Progress Bus Tour!

U.S. Department of Education Blog - Thu, 2014-09-04 13:59

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has repeatedly said that the best ideas come from schools, districts and states – not from Washington – which is why, starting on Monday, the Secretary will hit the road for his fifth-annual back-to-school bus tour to engage with students, teachers, parents and other members of local communities.

During this year’s tour, entitled Partners in Progress, the Secretary will discuss progress in education and the challenges and work ahead, all while highlighting the champions of change — teachers, parents, community members, and others — who are leading the effort to improve education for all students.

The three-day tour will take us to Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee, and if you can’t make it to one of the events, here are four ways to stay digitally connected to the tour:

1. Twitter 

Follow hashtag #edtour14 for the latest and keep up to date by following @usedgov and @arneduncan.

2. Email Updates

Sign up here to get the latest from the road in your inbox.

3. Storify

Subscribe to our Storify page and read our collection of stories and photos from the road.

4. Blog

We’ll be blogging throughout the tour. Visit www.ed.gov/blog or subscribe to email updates from our Homeroom Blog.

Dorothy Amatucci is a digital engagement strategist at the U.S. Department of Education.

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Why Campuses Can’t Talk About Alcohol When It Comes to Sexual Assault

Chronicle of Higher Education - Thu, 2014-09-04 02:57

Administrators fear that if prevention programs focus on how much students drink, victims will be blamed.

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California Lawmakers Gut Legislation Meant to Regulate Accreditor

Chronicle of Higher Education - Thu, 2014-09-04 02:55

A bill sought by faculty unions to rein in the power of a community-college accreditor has been rendered nearly toothless. The unions say they’ll try again next year.

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History Jobs Dip for a Second Consecutive Year

Chronicle of Higher Education - Thu, 2014-09-04 02:55

The author of the American Historical Association's report finds the latest figures "especially disconcerting."

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Colleges Get Advice on Monitoring for Ebola Exposure

Chronicle of Higher Education - Wed, 2014-09-03 02:55

While campus outbreaks are unlikely, a federal agency has issued guidance to colleges regarding the risks posed by travel to countries hit by the deadly virus.

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Education Dept. Tells Ratings Skeptics Their Concerns Are Valid

Chronicle of Higher Education - Tue, 2014-09-02 13:09

A key official said the department won’t attempt to create a ratings system without accounting for the distinct student bodies that different institutions serve.

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2014 Back-to-School Bus Tour Cities Announced!

U.S. Department of Education Blog - Tue, 2014-09-02 12:29

Students across the country are heading back to school, which means it’s also time for our annual Back-to-School Bus Tour!

Secretary Arne Duncan and senior ED officials will visit Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee. This year’s tour, themed Partners in Progress, will run from September 8-10 and includes visits in the following cities:

  • Atlanta, Ga.
  • Carrollton, Ga.
  • Birmingham, Ala.
  • Huntsville, Ala.
  • Chattanooga, Tenn.
  • Nashville, Tenn.
  • Memphis, Tenn.

Throughout the tour, the Secretary will discuss the changes in education and the challenges that accompany them, all while highlighting the champions of reform — teachers, parents, community members, and others — who are leading the effort to improve education for all students.

Secretary Duncan will also showcase the investments the Department has made in each state and discuss initiatives such as Investing in Innovation (i3), Race to the Top state grants, Preschool for All, College Access and My Brother’s Keeper that are aimed at improving outcomes for students.

This is the fifth back-to-school bus tour for Secretary Duncan. Last year, the tour traveled throughout the Southwest. In 2012, the Department’s tour went coast to coast; in 2011, the tour rolled through the Midwest; and in 2010, Duncan and his team visited the South and the Northeast.

Check back soon for additional information on the tour, or simply sign up to receive Partners in Progress updates in your email inbox.

Dorothy Amatucci is a digital engagement strategist at the U.S. Department of Education.

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George Washington’s Public-Relations Challenge: Its Ex-President

Chronicle of Higher Education - Tue, 2014-09-02 02:57

The furor over Stephen J. Trachtenberg’s comments about sexual assault highlights a challenge for institutions whose former leaders maintain outsized public roles.

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U.S. Is Urged to Curtail Alarming Dropout Rates Among Minority Men

Chronicle of Higher Education - Tue, 2014-09-02 02:55

Mandates from the federal government could help colleges deal with "equity gaps" not only for men of color but also for other disadvantaged groups, a report says.

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Will College Ratings Hurt Minority Students? Here's Why Researchers Are Wary

Chronicle of Higher Education - Tue, 2014-09-02 02:55

Some analysts are sounding alarms about President Obama’s rating system. They’re focusing on concepts like risk adjustment and "education deserts."

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'Adrift' After College: How Graduates Fail

Chronicle of Higher Education - Mon, 2014-09-01 22:01

Many don’t have jobs, live with their parents, and pay too little attention to the news, a new book finds. Colleges must shoulder their share of the blame.

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Do Americans Expect Too Much From a College Degree?

Chronicle of Higher Education - Mon, 2014-09-01 22:01

A new book about the Class of 2009 shows how economic measures that judge institutions can overshadow their missions.

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