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Liberal arts grads win long-term

Liberal arts majors may start off slower than others when it comes to the postgraduate career path, but they close much of the salary and unemployment gap over time, a new report shows. Read on @InsideHigherEd

Taking a stand

Take a stand…negotiating with publishers @ScholarlyCommunications_Duke

The problem with Bill Gates’s vision

Rob Jenkins doesn’t begrudge the man his view, he just thinks it’s bad for higher education. Read @ChronicleHigherEducation

Student data is the new oil: MOOCs, metaphor and money

You can always count on Audrey Watters to ask pointed questions. Here, for instance… if educational data is indeed “the new oil,” how do we make sure that education technology isn’t poised simply to extract value from students? Read more… @HackEducation

The price of philanthropy

The focus of the Gates Foundation and its partners on public higher education could further institutionalize the divide between the roughly 72 percent of American students who attend public colleges and the 28 percent who attend private colleges… @ChronicleHigherED

Harvard professors call for greater oversight of MOOCs

…a groundswell of people thinking now more seriously about it. Read more @WiredCampus

Open access and the humanities: reimagining our future

If we don’t find an open access model that works for the humanities, others will and we will be wholly at their mercy, says Martin Eve. Read @TheGuardian


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