From MIT to Cal Tech, nerds seeking interviews with top tech firms have shown up wearing the same ill-fitting business attire. Finally, staff members from career placement offices have engaged with social scientists to try better define the problem. “Every year, at our pre-interview workshops, we tell students to dress professionally, but we see the […]
by Diana Senechal In the general scramble to adopt “best practices” across the curriculum, colleges around the U.S. have experienced loud rumbles of discontent. Professors have complained that these “best practices” are “icky at best, idiotic at worst” and that “the very concept induces a squirm.” Thus a market has arisen for second-best practices, which […]
by Yremia Johnson Freelance Writer Research institutions have a new reason to fear for-profit universities now that they are both in the grant writing game. By donating billions to campaigns in the recent election for-profits have gained large degrees of influence on a variety of officials who will create federal- and state-level research grants. Republican […]
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