Tag: College

Underrepresented college students benefit more from ‘active learning’ techniques in STEM

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Students from different backgrounds in the United States enter college with equal interest in STEM fields—science, technology, engineering and mathematics. But that equal interest does not result in equal outcomes. Six years after starting an undergraduate STEM degree, roughly twice as many white students finished it compared to African American students.

A new study by researchers at the University of Washington shows that teaching techniques in undergraduate STEM courses can significantly narrow gaps in course performance between students who are overrepresented and underrepresented in STEM. In a paper published the week of March 9 in the

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How COVID-19 hurt college enrollment numbers this fall

The number of students enrolling in college immediately after high school plunged nearly 22% this fall over last year, hitting high-poverty, urban schools hardest — a likely reflection of the coronavirus-related toll on higher education plans, according to a national survey released Thursday.

The survey by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center found that the drop-off varied substantially by institution, with community colleges showing the largest enrollment decline among low-income students and public four-year universities the lowest.

In California, that pattern appears to hold, although not as dramatically. The report did not break out state data, but California’s higher education

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Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings 2020

The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings gives students and their families the information that they need to help them choose where to study.

The ranking of more than 800 universities is based on 15 individual performance indicators and responses from more than 170,000 current college students, collected through THE’s annual US Student Survey.

It is designed to answer the questions that matter most to students and their families: How likely am I to graduate, pay off my loans and get a good job? Does the college have plenty of resources to teach me properly? Will I be

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FHU names dean’s lists honoreesHENDERSON, Tenn. — Freed-Hardeman University has released the names of students who made the president’s and dean’s lists for the fall 2020 semester.

To be on the president’s list, a student must be full-time and have a 4.0 grade point average. Students on the dean’s list have earned a minimum 3.4 grade point average for the semester.

Zane Schuetz, a junior management and healthcare management major from Goreville, was named to the dean’s list.

The mission of Freed-Hardeman is to help students develop their God-given talents for His glory with an education that integrates Christian

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Opinion: Shut the door on Trump by ending the electoral college

Despite the electoral college’s central role in the symbolic progress of President Barack Obama’s two terms in office and Senator Kamala Harris’ election as the first female (and Black/South Asian) vice president in American history, this institution remains a largely anti-democratic tool.

Nowhere is this more evident than in President Donald Trump’s desperate efforts, aided and abetted by scores of Republican lawmakers, to overturn his overwhelming loss in the popular vote by nullifying votes in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Georgia, many of which were cast by Black Americans. These staggering actions speak to the dangers of presidential elections conducted in
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