Israel and Hamas announced an open-ended cease-fire this week, bringing a halt to the conflict in Gaza that has rocked the area and killed more than 2,000 people since the end of June. We spoke with Israeli and Palestinian students about the conflict’s effect on their daily lives and the common bonds between people across all borders. Continue reading
Psychologist Denise Cummins, who has held faculty and research positions at Yale and the University of Illinois, draws upon her own career to argue that tenure is a meaningless distinction between the accomplishments of adjuncts and full-time professors. Continue reading
The demographics of the country’s college students are changing. The percentage of black, Latino and Asian students is growing. As students and their needs change, colleges and universities will have to respond. Continue reading
Indiana is ahead of many other states in widely broadcasting public universities’ and colleges’ success rates as part of an attempt to force rates up. Continue reading
Thursday on the NewsHour, Ukraine accuses Russia of making a military advance across the border. Also: Speeding up human trials of a new Ebola vaccine, providing for unaccompanied child migrants, reinventing Chicago’s community colleges and the creative process behind designing iconic book covers. Continue reading
Just 20 percent of community college students complete a degree in the U.S. Cheryl Hyman, chief of City Colleges of Chicago, is reshaping her school system to not only provide wide access to higher education, but to put students on the fastest track to relevant credentials. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Hyman, whose reforms have come with critique for making major cuts.