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The Brian Lehrer Show

College Confessions: I Can't Afford This

Friday, April 10, 2015

Two college freshmen -- one from Barnard, one from Columbia -- join us to talk about a new forum where students anonymously post stories about the difficulties of paying tuition.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Rand Paul; Collective Bargaining in Higher Ed; Philosophy of Happiness

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Rand Paul's GOP candidacy; Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop on chain stores; collective bargaining in higher ed; the philosophy of happiness; and "Food Babe" vs. "Science Babe."

The Takeaway

Al Shabab Terror Group Targets Students in Kenya

Thursday, April 02, 2015

At least a dozen were killed at Garissa University College. Al Shabab is the same group that killed 67 people at the Westgate shopping mall in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, back in 2013.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

NYU Professor and Journalist Barred from Investigating NYU Abu Dhabi

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

NYU Professor Andrew Ross and the lawyer and journalist Sean O'Driscoll talk about their experiences trying to investigate human rights abuses in Abu Dhabi.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Our Misguided Fear of The Thin Envelope

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

College admissions has become a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, and many young people believe that their futures will be determined by which colleges admit them.

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The Takeaway

Sexual Assault on Campus: A Panic?

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The White House has made tackling sexual assault on college campuses a top priority, but some are critical of the response seen at some universities.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The 'University of Everywhere'

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Kevin Carey, director of the education policy program at the New America Foundation, looks at changes in college education (rising cost, debt, moocs) and what that means for the future.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Covering Campus Assault. Understanding Our Origins.

Friday, February 27, 2015

In "The Hunting Ground," Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering reveal the epidemic of violence and institutional cover-ups sweeping college campuses. Please Explain is all about Neanderthals!

The Takeaway

College Campuses: A 'Hunting Ground' for Rapists

Monday, February 23, 2015

The new film "The Hunting Ground" looks at the rape epidemic on college campuses, and how colleges contribute to the issue by deliberately erasing the truth.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Gender-Neutral College Admissions And The 4th Wave of Feminism

Thursday, February 12, 2015

What is "Fourth Wave Feminism" and how is it manifesting on college campuses? 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

UAB Punts Football Program

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The University of Alabama-Birmingham canceled their football program for this year but the school is considering bring it back. We discuss what the story says about college football.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Democracy University

Monday, February 09, 2015

A new book looks at what it would take to make American campuses more civically engaged. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Standardized Testing Isn't Right For College Admissions

Friday, January 16, 2015

Our guest says higher education is like a "testocracy" because it relies too much on SATs and other exams. Instead, she argues, institutions should use "democratic merit."

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Do Colleges Hinder Critical Thinking?

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

As a professor at Yale, William Deresiewicz noticed that his students seemed to be adrift when it came to knowing how to think critically and creatively. And isn't that the whole point?

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The Takeaway

UAB Shuts Down Football Program

Thursday, December 04, 2014

The University of Alabama-Birmingham is terminating it's football program, a move that has angered the people of Birmingham and united a divided community.

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The Greene Space

On-Demand Video: For Students of Color, Is Fitting In as Important as Getting In?

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

WNYC and the Jackie Robinson Foundation hosted an interactive conversation live in The Greene Space about race, higher education and the challenges student of color face on campus today.

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The Takeaway

So You Want a Career in Tech?

Monday, September 29, 2014

In the final installment of The Takeaway Job Fair, we consider how students can best prepare for future careers in the increasingly competitive tech industry.  

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Do the Best Colleges Produce the Worst Students?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

As a professor at Yale, William Deresiewicz noticed that his students seemed to be adrift when it came to knowing how to think critically and creatively. And isn't that the whole point?

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The Takeaway

So You Want to Be a Farmer?

Monday, September 15, 2014

In the latest installment of The Takeaway's Job Fair series, a farming insider explains how young farmers entering the changing industry should prepare for a life outside.

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The Takeaway

So You Want To Be a Lawyer

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Ditch the country club and move to Nebraska. Young law school graduates looking for clients are set to have more luck in rural towns where they're the only lawyer for miles.

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