Federal Relations

May 1, 2015

What We’re Reading, April 27- May 1

Here’s a selection of articles the Federal Relations team found of interest.

Refueling Research – An op-ed by Senator Ed Markey about the value of basic science and federal investment. Read more at the Huffington Post. 6309689078_a2355d1142_z

IX – ED released a new packet of info for Title IX coordinators. First instruction, don’t forget to designate someone as a Title IX coordinator. Read more at Inside Higher Ed. 

Jobless Lawyers – An article on the growing issue of law school graduates, from such prestigious institutions like Columbia University, that cannot find jobs after graduation. Only 40% of 2010 law school graduates are practicing in a law firm, but all have the same law school debt. Read more at the New York Times.

Whether MOOCs? – There has been massive hype about Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) changing the model of higher education, but who is researching their effectiveness? The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is out with a new report on what is being researched on MOOCs. Read more at The Chronicle. 

Ahhem – President Obama participated in a “virtual field trip” this week, and his interview with a 6th grader was big on the internet by because the 6th grader cut the President off, because Obama was cutting into lunch time. Read more at Politico.