How to Teach the Super Bowl

At Syracuse University about 100 students will be watching Sunday’s game with an eye toward its societal, economic, and cultural implications.

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What It's Like to Teach Islam 101 When Anti-Muslim Rhetoric Runs High  

Heated debates about terrorism and immigration are making many Muslims wary. The charged climate is a challenging backdrop for a course meant to introduce undergraduates to the religion.

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From a Red House Off Campus, Georgetown Tries to Reinvent Itself  

The effort’s successes and failures hold lessons for other colleges interested in transformation from within.

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Diversity Courses Are in High Demand. Can They Make a Difference?  

Campus activists are increasingly pushing their institutions to require classes that explore race, ethnicity, or cultural awareness. But giving those requirements teeth can be a challenge.

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Elevator Pitch for a Women’s College: Revamp Curriculum, Attract Students  

With an emphasis on leadership and global awareness, Agnes Scott College has tried to reinvigorate the appeal of a liberal-arts institution for women.

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How a 40-Year-Old Idea Became Higher Education’s Next Big Thing  

Hundreds of colleges are exploring the competency-based approach to learning in hopes that it can fix one of their most-pressing ailments.