The Day the Purpose of College Changed

The governor had bad news: The state budget was in crisis, and everyone needed to tighten their belts. High taxes threatened “economic ruin,” said the newly elected Ronald Reagan. Welfare stood to be curbed, the highway patrol had fat to trim. Everything would be pared down; he’d start with his own office. California still boasted … Continue reading

Undocumented Undergrads Continue to Face Challenges

Undergraduates who are in the United States illegally face numerous challenges in their pursuit of a higher education, including anxieties about paying for college, fears of deportation, and worries about being accepted on campuses, according to a report released on Monday by the University of California at Los Angeles. The report, “In the Shadows of … Continue reading

Tracking the Elusive Ph.D.

Due in part to a weakening academic job market, some colleges and higher-education groups are scrambling to collect data on what sorts of jobs Ph.D.’s are getting. The American Historical Association recently pinpointed where 2,500 history Ph.D. recipients were working, while many university departments and individual researchers conduct formal and informal tracking projects of their … Continue reading

Women in Science – STEM Programs And Higher Education

Across the nation, jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics can be found in droves. From engineers in the oil fields, to software developers at burgeoning technology companies, to forensic accountants at international accounting firms, career opportunities in STEM-related fields abound. In fact, more than 715,000 STEM-related jobs are projected in Texas by the year … Continue reading