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The Yik Yak Take-Back

What happened when college professors tried to drown out an app’s anonymous ugliness with positive vibes.

Dec. 11 2014 2:24 PMMemorials and LegaciesA university chaplain reflects on the importance and meaning of memorial services.
Nov. 25 2014 3:22 PMDid We Offend You? What to do when asked not to sing about Andrew Jackson at your college.
Nov. 14 2014 8:38 AMShould the Greek System Be Banned?Or will getting rid of fraternities on campus just push drinking and rape off campus?
Oct. 30 2014 2:35 PMLet the Right Ones InAn engineering college has a new metric for admitting students: “locus of control”
Oct. 17 2014 2:06 PMThe “Yes Means Yes” WorldWhat will the new affirmative consent standard mean for the 800 colleges that have adopted it?
Oct. 3 2014 10:43 AMCombating ConcussionsHow should the NCAA be protecting concussed student-athletes?
Sept. 19 2014 1:34 PMEmpty Seats, Fewer Donors?College football isn’t attracting the audience it used to.
Sept. 3 2014 11:51 PMThe Meaning of PinkWhat’s with all the fuss over the University of Iowa’s pink locker room?
Aug. 22 2014 7:25 AMThe Humanities Strengthen ScienceHow a visit to the Yale University Cushing Center taught one scientist to see the humanism in medicine.
Aug. 7 2014 11:03 AMOle Miss Struggles to Be a New MissThe University of Mississippi wants to stop going by its nickname and improve campus race relations. Students are not happy.
July 24 2014 8:28 AMSay No to Kindle UnlimitedBorrowing e-books from the library is so much better and cheaper.
July 9 2014 12:52 PMThe Costs of Big DataShort-sighted investments in analytics are hurting students and teachers alike.
June 25 2014 12:09 PMThe Struggles of Historically Black Colleges and UniversitiesWhat must they do to survive?
June 12 2014 4:48 PMThe Surprising Effectiveness of Student Building MonitorsStudent monitors like Jon Meis make campuses safer without ever having guns.
May 29 2014 5:17 PMTrigger-HappyA professor explains why he’s pro-trigger warnings.
Dec. 5 2014 1:57 PMA College Board ShootingTexas community college administration controversy over asbestos escalates.
Nov. 21 2014 3:16 PMColleges and CosbyUniversities patronized by Bill Cosby wrestle with whether to distance themselves from the actor.
Nov. 7 2014 9:27 AMI Used My Research for Advocacy. Was I Wrong?A social scientist considers how his findings on women and obesity should be used in public discourse.
Oct. 26 2014 7:22 AMWhat’s Happening With Free Tuition in Chile?President Michelle Bachelet’s plan to make higher education free hits some snags.
Oct. 10 2014 9:37 AMRaising a Flag, Raising Some QuestionsDisplaying a Confederate flag at Bryn Mawr leads to controversy.
Sept. 25 2014 1:20 PMAccept Women—or ElseFraternities at Wesleyan are becoming coed. Will it help cut down on sexual assault?
Sept. 13 2014 8:38 AM“You’re More Than Just a Number”Goucher College goes transcript-free in admissions.
Aug. 28 2014 11:56 AMDon’t Email MeOne professor banned students from emailing her. The results were great.
Aug. 14 2014 7:00 AMPulling RankIs Northeastern University denying professors tenure to improve its national rankings?
July 31 2014 7:42 AMDoes Duolingo Pass the Test?Carnegie Mellon partners with the language-learning app to make it good enough to prep students for the TOEFL.
July 17 2014 2:48 PMForeign Researchers Have It Rough at the University of CaliforniaThe state’s public universities may soon become less welcoming to non-Americans.
July 3 2014 8:08 AMThe Economics of Fake DegreesMy cat can get a Ph.D., and that’s a problem.
June 19 2014 7:56 AMHey Professors, Quit Calling Your Students “Kids”It’s demeaning and encourages childish behavior.
June 5 2014 12:45 PMWhat’s the Key to a Better College Ranking From U.S. News?Lots and lots of money.
May 23 2014 3:18 PMAn Internet Campaign Accuses a Professor of Sexual AssaultIs this activism, or vigilantism?

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