More on grad school in the humanities from The Chronicle of Higher Ed: “The Big Lie About the ‘Life of the Mind’”: http://bit.ly/bM0tcu
Bill Gates has funded a project at Microsoft Research to provide classic lectures in physics for free online. Some of the famous Feynman Lectures are presented with searchable video, embedded information, and educational resources. Check it out at Project Tuva.
I love the TED videos. I especially liked Bill Gates’s talk on his philanthropic efforts (in this case, fighting malaria and improving education). Bill’s more engaging as a speaker on these issues than he is talking about software. Thumbs up, Bill. Check it out:
Though I do not agree with David Frum on many points, I believe his recent Marketplace commentary hits at an idea I have held for a while: that we as a society need to seriously reconsider the cost and value of higher education. I hope to have more on college and higher-ed in the weeks …
This is wonderful.
An article in today’s Los Angeles Times proclaims: “Not since the 1970s have workers with bachelor’s degrees seen a prolonged slump in earnings during a time of economic growth. … According to U.S. Census Bureau figures, college graduates earned an average of $51,206 last year, whereas high school graduates earned $27,915 and those with no …