Monthly Archives: September 2014

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Greek 393: Greek Comedy — Week 3

On October 1, at 7 p.m. EDT, Sunoikisis will host the course Greek 393: Greek Comedy via Google Hangouts. To watch the live broadcast, see the YouTube video below. “The Place of Aristophanic Comedy” Hal Haskell Primary Readings English: Acharnians Greek: Ecclesiazusae 86-135 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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