college http://wamc.org en "Degrees Of Inequality" By Suzanne Mettler http://wamc.org/post/degrees-inequality-suzanne-mettler <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>America’s higher education system is failing its students. In the space of a generation, we have gone from being the best-educated society in the world to one surpassed by eleven other nations in college graduation rates.</p><p>Higher education is evolving into a caste system with separate and unequal tiers that take in students from different socio-economic backgrounds and leave them more unequal than when they first enrolled.</p><p>In <em>Degrees of Inequality</em>, acclaimed political scientist <a href="http://government.arts.cornell.edu/faculty/mettler/">Suzanne Mettler</a> explains why the system has gone so horribly wrong and why the American Dream is increasingly out of reach for so many.</p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 88223 at http://wamc.org "Degrees Of Inequality" By Suzanne Mettler Ebony & Ivy By Craig Steven Wilder http://wamc.org/post/ebony-ivy-craig-steven-wilder <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A 2006 report commissioned by Brown University revealed that institution’s complex and contested involvement in slavery—setting off a controversy that leapt from the ivory tower to make headlines across the country.</p><p>But Brown’s troubling past was far from unique. In <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1596916818/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1596916818&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1596916818" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /></em>, Craig Steven Wilder, a rising star in the profession of history, lays bare uncomfortable truths about race, slavery, and the American academy.</p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 16:40:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 74924 at http://wamc.org Ebony & Ivy By Craig Steven Wilder MCLA Center for Science and Innovation http://wamc.org/post/mcla-center-science-and-innovation <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.mcla.edu/">The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts</a> is boasting a brand new science center, the <a href="http://www.mcla.edu/About_MCLA/centerforscienceandinnovation/">MCLA Center for Science and Innovation</a>, on its campus in North Adams. The four-story, 65,000 square foot building cost more than $30 million, taking just about a year to build. The center will be the home of the chemistry, biology, physics, psychology, and environmental studies departments.</p><p>A grand opening celebration will take place early next month. In the meantime, we celebrate today with the woman behind this project for the last several years - Mary Grant, the 11th president of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and the first alumna of the College to serve as its president.</p><p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 73946 at http://wamc.org MCLA Center for Science and Innovation Congressional Corner with Richard Neal http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-richard-neal-4 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Student loans and college costs are a constant worry for many Americans.</span></p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal discusses what he says is only a short-term fix.</p><p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 73385 at http://wamc.org 9/9/13 - Panel http://wamc.org/post/9913-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, activist and commentator Libby Post, and Ray Graf.</p><p>WAMC's Pete Seeger concert in Peekskill<br><a href="http://wamc.org./post/strike-syria-meaningless-gesture-or-necessary-response">Syria</a><br><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/08/nyregion/bloomberg-says-de-blasio-has-run-a-racist-campaign.html?_r=1&amp;">DiBlasio</a>&nbsp;(NY Times)<br><a href="http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/College-bubble-in-trouble-4797463.php">College bubble bursting</a>&nbsp;(Times Union)</p><p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Ray Graf 73163 at http://wamc.org "Unbeatable: Notre Dame's 1988 Championship And The Last Great College Football Season" http://wamc.org/post/unbeatable-notre-dames-1988-championship-and-last-great-college-football-season <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Perhaps the best undefeated team in the history of college football the dramatic true story of the 1988 Notre Dame Fighting Irish and their incredible unbeaten season is told in Jerry Barca’s new book, <em>Unbeatable: Notre Dame's 1988 Championship and the Last Great College Football Season</em>.</p><p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 72557 at http://wamc.org "Unbeatable: Notre Dame's 1988 Championship And The Last Great College Football Season" 8/14/13 - Panel http://wamc.org/post/81413-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock and the Times Union Capital Reporter, Jimmy Vielkind. Joe Donahue moderates.</p><p>Topics include:<br>Airlines Merger<br>Snowden Interview<br>NSA Cuts Administrators<br>Sex in College<br>NYC Mayoral Poll<br>Goo-goos surveying about changes to JCOPE<br>Subpoenas to a major real estate developer/Cuomo donor</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 71403 at http://wamc.org 6/13/13 - Panel http://wamc.org/post/61313-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are Alan Chartock, Ray Graf, and Ira Fusfeld. Joe Donahue moderates.</p><p>Topics include:<br>NSA Hacks and Leaks<br>Community College Graduation Rates<br>Hilary Clinton on Twitter<br>LCA Show</p><p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 66899 at http://wamc.org Listener Essay - Double Graduation http://wamc.org/post/listener-essay-double-graduation <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Sharing the spotlight can be difficult, especially when it’s with your sibling. We hear these stories all the time on TV, whether it’s Serena versus Venus Williams or John and Jim Harbaugh coaching against each other in the Super Bowl.</p><p>Essayist Leighann Camarero tells us about the personal connection she has with these competitive siblings when it comes to mom and dad having to choose who to support.</p><p> Mon, 06 May 2013 15:50:00 +0000 Leighann Camarero 63968 at http://wamc.org Plan Would Expand Dual Enrollment in Vermont http://wamc.org/post/plan-would-expand-dual-enrollment-vermont <p></p><p></p><p>Governor Peter Shumlin has unveiled a plan to get more Vermont students into college and to produce more skilled workers.<br><br>The proposal would expand the dual enrollment program to allow more high school juniors and seniors to attend college classes, for free. Students would be able to attend up to two classes at the Vermont State Colleges, the University of Vermont, and participating private institutions. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 02:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 57863 at http://wamc.org Plan Would Expand Dual Enrollment in Vermont