Category Archives: Undergraduate Work in History

Short-Term Fix for Student Loans

The U.S. Senate has approved legislation that would provide a short-term fix for the interest rates of federal student loans. If the legislation passes the U.S. House of Representatives current students would pay lower interest rates. But, there is a … Continue reading

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MOOCs and Remedial Education

Some community colleges have found a new way of incorporating MOOCs—not by replacing their courses, but by creating online study guides for students taking remedial classes or placement examinations. Community colleges such as Cuyahoga Community College (Cleveland, Ohio) “have created their … Continue reading

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The New Norm in Dorms

When considering the costs of higher education, keep in mind that educational costs should be separated from the costs of living. Students (and their parents) are increasingly demanding luxurious accommodations and student facilities that increase the cost of living on … Continue reading

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Religion and Politics on Wikipedia (Edited)

Despite its encyclopedic pretensions, Wikipedia is an unstable and undependable as a repository of knowledge. Since each entry can be endlessly edited and re-edited by Wikipedia workers and users, none of the information provided on the platform is reliable. Topics … Continue reading

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Fellowships at Pritzker Military Library

Deadline extended! The Pritzker Military Library is seeking two fellowship candidates to work with its Veterans Information Center and Oral History departments. These are paid part time fellowship positions in partnership with the Mission Continues. All candidates must be OEF/OIF … Continue reading

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Digital Tools in Archival Research

Historians have been using digital tools in archival research for some time now, but news media are finally beginning to pay attention to digital humanities. An article in the New York Times reports on historians’ use of digital cameras in … Continue reading

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The Political and Corporate Interest in MOOCs

The biggest proponents of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are not professors, but politicians and business leaders. These cheerleaders for MOOCs present university and college faculty members as conservative detractors of their forward-looking plans. The agendas of the political and … Continue reading

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