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Lauren and Jesse - masterminds of next week’s College Rankings - are talking out the methodology they used to come up with America’s Rowdiest, Happiest, Most Beautiful, Least Rigorous, etc - on iPad Sunday and newsstand Monday!
All across the country, city councils are making decisions about privatizing their public libraries, which means libraries will be de-professionalized and residents will pay more and receive less, while private companies make a profit for investors and shareholders. Friends at the SEIU have decided to stand up and try to save public libraries that are in danger, even teaming up with Sarah Haskins to produce a video bringing the “Privatization Beast” to life. Sign the online petition and join the fight to help keep public libraries public.
We heart libraries!
The Importance Of A Liberal Arts Education College is an environment where contentions are encountered, where one’s values and convictions manifest, and where a direction toward a productive life course is developed. This is true no matter what branch of knowledge is pursued.
Is it worth the cost anymore? Also, are business employers hiring liberal arts students in this economy?
The talented Sarah Frank, aka Professor Newsweek, reveals the top five lies about college student life and shows you can’t always trust those college flicks.
Sarah Frank always comes through with a “Dead Man on Campus” clip just when you really need it (from Newsweek Education).
Everything you ever wanted to know about getting into college, and more. Also: advice for landing a job! Which clearly we here at the Newsweek tumblr are reading with great interest. (You never know!)
“Call it Zombies 101.
“The University of Baltimore is offering a new class on the undead.
“The course is being taught by Arnold Blumberg, the author of a book on zombie movies, ‘Zombiemania,’ and the curator of Geppi’s Entertainment Museum, which focuses on American pop culture.
“Students taking English 333 will watch 16 classic zombie films and read zombie comics. As an alternative to a final research paper they may write scripts or draw storyboards for their ideal zombie flicks.
“The university isn’t the first to have a class on the undead. Columbia College in Chicago has offered a course on Zombies in popular media for years, and at Simpson College in Iowa students spent the spring semester writing a book on ‘The History of the Great Zombie War.’”
Paul Vallas, the outgoing superintendent of New Orleans’ Recovery School District, on the city’s charter school revolution.
Did you have an amazing dorm room in college? Whether it was super creative (or super disgusting), our education team wants your vintage* photos.
Send a photo and contact information to NewsweekEducation@Newsweek.com and we may include you in our “Best and Worst Dorm Rooms Ever” online slideshow. [Keep in mind, by submitting your photo, you’re agreeing to Newsweek terms and conditions. http://www.newsweek.com/company/user-agreement.html]
*we’re officially old
It is unethical for any publishing company to follow this curriculum. Shame on them if they sell this shit.
Because sometimes one must simply laugh at such things, we present our list of the 10 strangest changes in the Texas textbooks. Our favorite:
Thanks to a successful lobbying effort by a Barbara Cargill, a Republican from suburban Houston, Texas textbooks will now include a reference to 1920s singer and composer Julius Bledsoe. “How could any of us forget his rendition of ‘Old Man River’ in Showboat?” Cargill said.