Month: February 2021

Graduate Students Need PhDs that Resonate Outside of Academia

In ‘The New PhD: How to Build a Better Graduate Education,’ Loenard Cassuto and Robert Weisbuch argue that graduate programs aren’t preparing doctoral students for the jobs they’ll likely have outside college classrooms or laboratories.

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HEPI Report Examines Conversation Universities Should Have With Media

In the new HEPI report, “Mixed Media: what universities need to know about journalists so they can get a better press”, veteran journalist Rosemary Bennett addresses the universities’ routine silence in public discussion of education and what they should do to rectify that.

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The Comfort of Strangers

David Canter considers how disasters and tragedies can bring out the best in what it means to be human, and sometimes the worst.

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Consumption Does Not Equate to Happiness

We all want stuff, but in our overdeveloped, fast-paced culture we seldom challenge ourselves to ask ourselves the one important question: how much is enough?

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Video: Inequality During COVID-19

“COVID has put a magnifying glass on existing inequalities,” says Jolanda Jetten, a professor of social psychology at the University of Queensland, “and it’s clear that the degree of suffering is unfairly on the shoulders of the poorer groups in societies, and also the poorest countries in this world.”

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