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Patagonia: This is what work-life balance looks like at a company with 100% retention of moms

For 33 years Patagonia has had an on-site child care center that bears little resemblance to what anyone might imagine corporate on-site child care looks like. It is run by … Continue reading

October 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Now Even University Academic Buildings Are Trying to Look Like Tech Startups

The “student-driven” design “re-thinks campus hierarchy to foster modern ways of learning,” the architects say, to encourage spontaneous faculty and student interaction and create “a project-based learning environment.” To foster … Continue reading

April 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Upwardly Mobile Barista at Starbucks

Starbucks and Arizona State University are collaborating to help cafe workers get college degrees. Is this a model for helping more Americans reach the middle class? In their announcement, Starbucks … Continue reading

June 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Widespread Nature of Chapel Hill’s Academic Fraud Is Laid Bare

An academic-fraud scandal at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill took root under a departmental secretary and die-hard Tar Heel fan, who was egged on by athletics advisers … Continue reading

October 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

‘We Felt Like We Were Above the Law’: How the NCAA Endangers Women

Historically, when college sports programs, especially football, have needed to convince young, athletic men to choose their school, they’ve used women to do so. Ever since the days when legendary … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Diverse Considerations

The University of Kentucky has come under scrutiny by local media in recent months for a lack of diversity in administrative ranks… Those involved with the Kentucky search said their experience shows how … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ban on Free Condoms Jeopardizes Group’s Work With Catholic College

Ms. Lennox is part of Boston College Students for Sexual Health, an unofficial campus group formed in 2009 that has worked with campus offices like residential life and health services to … Continue reading

April 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Let’s do Lunch

Treating graduate students as people, not just scholars in training, will make them better professionals… Graduate students work for themselves and not a coach, but the sports analogy is useful … Continue reading

March 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Harvard Search of E-Mail Stuns Its Faculty Members

Bewildered, and at times angry, faculty members at Harvard criticized the university on Sunday after revelations that administrators secretly searched the e-mail accounts of 16 resident deans in an effort to learn … Continue reading

March 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

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