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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Nov. 3, 2014)

Death An advocate for right-to-die, Brittany Maynard, has ended her life from an incurable brain tumor. Drugs What happens when you decriminalize drugs?  You’d think drug use would go up, but it actually goes down.  Here’s a case study in … Continue reading

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Students in Lecture-based Classes Perform More Poorly Than “Active-based” Classes

This seems obvious, but now we have some science to back it up.  In many engineering, science, and math classes, active-learning has increased grades, sometimes half a grade from an A- to a B+.  From the article itself: Freeman and … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Oct. 1, 2013)

Economics Know your branches of economics. Hong Kong, Singapore, and New Zealand are the happiest places on earth. Gender A new study reveals that watching porn makes one less supportive of affirmative action toward women. Tips for a male academic. … Continue reading

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What I’ve Learned this Past Year — 2009 Edition

Instead of doing New Years Resolutions, I’ve decided to look in the past and see how I’ve learned.  To me, if one hasn’t learned things within the past year, then it’s as if one hasn’t gained wisdom.  And if that’s … Continue reading

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Teaching Methods

Some professors–particularly where the subject is open to interpretation like philosophy, humanities, ethics, or literature–push their views onto students.  I’ve also read that doing so helps the students to think for themselves because if the teachers pushes a viewpoint that … Continue reading

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