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Should We Use Trigger Warnings on Course Syllabi?

Trigger warnings make sense in certain situations and settings. Higher education isn’t one of them.

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Creating Content for Many to Access a Few

MOOCs have value even for those who don’t finish them.

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Texting Erodes Writing Skills? RU Kidding Me?

New research from two nations finds university students who text frequently have no problem switching over to formal English.

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Is Alcohol Really to Blame for the Prevalence of Sexual Assault on College Campuses?

Access to alcohol isn’t anything new, but access to members of the opposite sex is.

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Over Half of Today’s Teenagers Are Virgins

College students are far less sexually active than all of the moralizing makes it seem.

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Why They’re the Redskins

There’s such a thing as going too far, but team mascots are supposed to be offensive.

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What Kills Creativity?

Many American writers fear that standardized testing could be destroying our children. They might be right.

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Not So Hot for Teacher

How did we come to decide that relationships between professors and students are almost always wrong?

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Why Do We Still Have Summer Vacation?

Forget the argument about a calendar built around an agrarian economy. It was urbanization that created summer as we know it—and now we can’t imagine doing anything else.

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Why Do Music Students Have Higher SAT Scores?

New research suggests the reason has more to do with the sort of student who decides to study music than any brain-boosting benefits of lessons.

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