Financial and independence issues are affecting student newspapers, but #SaveStudentNewsrooms is gaining attention.
"I’m really trying to be the opposite of the stereotypical politician – I don’t want to be super dependent on organizations who are feeding me money. I want to be dependent on the individuals I am speaking with and on my own ideas and platform."
New discussions about course evaluations examine when the best time is for students to complete them.
Even with more women in STEM, one department is missing out. Sarah Cater, a resident in Duke University's radiology program, authored a study on the global gender disparity within the radiology field. Her findings showed women make up just 27.2 percent in the United States as seen by membership in the Radiological Society of North America. Duke's radiology department is making strides to improve this gender disparity.
Students at the University of North Texas are petitioning to have a new building named after a woman or a person of color. Despite over 50 percent of UNT's undergraduate student body identifying as people of color, no buildings on its campus are named after people of color. This controversy is reminiscent of the situation on UNC's campus during the 2015 renaming of Saunders Hall to Carolina Hall.
“I feel it’s a rollback of a lot of fairly successful programs — programs that support kids by providing educational access both in the K-12 sector through higher education,” Houck said. “I think they’re really short-changing a lot of our best and brightest students.”
How many times have you wished for a confusion button during a particularly difficult lecture? One professor found a way to boost classroom participation by providing just that.