Here’s how higher education dies

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A futurist says the industry may have nowhere to go but down. What does the slide look like?

Maybe higher education has reached its peak. Not the Harvards and Yales of the world, but the institutions that make up the rest of the industry—the regional public schools who saw decades of growth and are now facing major budget cuts and the smaller, less-selective private colleges that have exorbitant sticker prices while the number of students enrolling in them declines.

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How many Ph.D.’s find academic jobs by graduation?

Not all Ph.D. students want a career as a tenured college professor.  There are many fields, such as humanities, that spending your life buried in books and papers is the gold standard of success.  Data from the National Science Foundation has been broken down on the job market for doctorate holders and we take a look at just what fraction of new graduates were landing jobs in the academy.

 

 

 

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Single dose of ‘Magic Mushrooms’ hallucinogen may create lasting personality change, study suggests

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New value found in psilocybin activities.

A single high dose of the hallucinogen psilocybin, the active ingredient in so-called “magic mushrooms,” was enough to bring about a measurable personality change lasting at least a year in nearly 60 percent of the 51 participants in a new study, according to the Johns Hopkins researchers who conducted it…

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