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What’s Dennis Reading? – 10/22/2014

Student Affairs, Boards, and Rebuilding the Public Trust by Kevin Kruger, Trusteeship Gallup survey results released in April of this year showed that 89 percent of those polled feel that higher education institutions need to change to better serve the needs of today’s students, with only 49 percents of U.S. adults seeing evidence that such change…

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What’s Dennis Reading? – 10/8/2014

Is It Finally Time to Kill the Credit Hour? by Carol Geary Schneider, Liberal Education It has been proposed by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to reimagine the credit hour as it is currently being used in higher education and find a way to measure competency more accurately. Even though an alternative to the…

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What’s Dennis Reading? – 8/27/14

In praise of laziness The Economist Contrary to business tycoons’ beliefs that we are not doing enough, the biggest problem in the business world seems that we are doing too much. There are too many distractions and tasks that keep us from actually being our most productive selves. The Dutch seem to believe that an excess…

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What’s Dennis Reading? – 8/13/14

Why Women Still Can’t Have It All by Anne-Marie Slaughter, The Atlantic A former policy planner from the State Department in New York declared that “women still can’t have it all” after she found that her desire to be with her family trumped trying to juggle a high-level government job, despite her feminist values she previously…

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What’s Dennis Reading? – 7/30/2014

The Hashtag Heard ’Round the World by Theresa Walker, CURRENTS Hashtag activism has become a newer and more effective way to engage students and promote campus advocacy and protest, occurring across colleges and universities nationwide. Though traditional boycotts and rallies may attract media attention, hashtag activism has a longer shelf-life and sustains headlines of causes longer…

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What’s Dennis Reading? – 7/16/2014

  Is College Worth It? by Pew Research Center | Social & Demographic Trends Though 57% of Americans say that the U.S. higher education system fails to provide students with value for the money spent on college, 86% say that college has been a good investment for them personally. While Americans value college, they value character…

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What’s Dennis Reading? – 7/2/2014

Making the Economic Case for More Than the Minimum Wage by Peter Coy, Bloomberg Businessweek Social justice demands a minimum wage of more than $20 an hour, however economics won’t allow for one much higher than $10. The way out of the dilemma is to acknowledge that the minimum wage is being called on to…