Category Archives: Undergraduate Work in History

The State of Illinois is Destroying its Future

Illinois high school graduates are fleeing the state in record numbers, largely due to the continuing lack of a state budget in Illinois. State universities in Illinois will lose even more students as the Illinois high school graduates of 2017 … Continue reading

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Oral History Jobs in the Chicago Area

HistoryMakers is offering oral history jobs in the Chicago area. The job description reads: The HistoryMakers seeks to hire a full time Oral History Researcher to complete in-depth research for its video oral history interviews across a wide variety of … Continue reading

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Council for European Studies Undergraduate Paper Prize

The Council for European Studies is offering Undergraduate Paper Prizes. Northern Illinois University is a member of the Council for European Studies, so NIU undergraduate students are encouraged to submit papers for these prizes in the Humanities and the Social … Continue reading

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Undergraduate Fellowships at the Art Institute

The Art Institute of Chicago is offering an Andrew W. Mellon Summer Academy and Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowships. Students in history and art history at Northern Illinois University may want to apply for these opportunities. The  Art Institute of Chicago’s posting … Continue reading

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Privacy Concerns about MOOCs

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are already being used in high schools and middle schools in the United States. Many professors and teachers have serious concerns about the pedagogical value of these courses. Now, some MOOCs are raising new privacy … Continue reading

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The Value of a Shared Education

A new article on “The Value of a Shared Education” reflects on the importance of a common Gen Ed curriculum in higher eduation. Judith Shapiro, former President of Barnard College, writes: “If we look at curricula, we see a trend … Continue reading

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Cost of Living is the Big Problem Facing College Students

The rising cost of living, not tuition and fees, is the big problem facing most college students in the United States. “Living expenses are an ‘under discussed’ aspect of college affordability,” according to an article entitled “Forget the Rise in … Continue reading

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