Wikipedia U: Knowledge, Authority, and Liberal Education in the Digital Age (Johns Hopkins)

(by Thomas Leitch) Since its launch in 2001, Wikipedia has been a lightning rod for debates about knowledge and traditional authority. It has come under particular scrutiny from publishers of print encyclopedias and college professors, who are skeptical about whether a crowd-sourced encyclopedia—in which most entries are subject to potentially endless reviewing and editing by … Read moreWikipedia U: Knowledge, Authority, and Liberal Education in the Digital Age (Johns Hopkins)

What You Need to Know About Companies That Run Online Programs for Colleges (Chronicle)

By Steve Kolowich “Publish or perish” is an old saw that, like so many things in higher education, has been updated to reflect modern wisdom. The revised version of the phrase offers advice not to professors but to colleges: “Partner or perish.” The growth of online higher education, the breakdown of competitive borders, and the decline … Read moreWhat You Need to Know About Companies That Run Online Programs for Colleges (Chronicle)

Latin 392: Late Republic Literature — Week 3

On September 30, at 7 p.m. EDT, Sunoikisis will host the course Latin 392: Late Republic Literature via Google Hangouts. To watch the live broadcast, see the YouTube video below. “Vrbs Latericia: The City of Rome Before Augustus” Joseph Romero Primary Readings English: Commentariolum Petitionis (whole); Suetonius Divus Augustus 28.3-30 (especially 28.3). Latin: Catullus 49; Commentariolum Petitionis: §§1, 2, 16, 21, 34, 46, … Read moreLatin 392: Late Republic Literature — Week 3

Deresiewicz addresses flock (Yale Daily News)

BY LARRY MILSTEIN Thursday, September 25, 2014 According to William Deresiewicz, author of the controversial book, “Excellent Sheep,” attending college should be like going to a monastery — one should go for precisely the reason of finding out why one is going. Over 100 “excellent sheep,” the term Deresiewicz uses to describe college students at elite … Read moreDeresiewicz addresses flock (Yale Daily News)

College Counseling Centers Turn to Teletherapy to Treat Students for Anxiety (Chronicle)

September 26, 2014 By Jared Misner James D. Herbert tells one of his patients to go into the bathroom—with a laptop. Although his request may seem odd, Mr. Herbert, chair of Drexel University’s psychology department, in Philadelphia, is with a client. Sort of. Mr. Herbert is one of many mental-health professionals across the country who … Read moreCollege Counseling Centers Turn to Teletherapy to Treat Students for Anxiety (Chronicle)