Crowdsourcing partnership brings a new audience to research The recent uptake of crowdsourcing has seen institutions and scholars engage the public in large-scale research ventures. (LSE / Impact of the Social Sciences) 15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers Google is usually one of the first places students turn to when tasked with an assignment. Read more

Just got this press release from the U: University of Minnesota among nation’s top producers of 2012-13 Fulbright Students – U of M ranks third among land-grant universities and 12th in the U.S. among research institutions with nineteen awards – MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (11/12/2012) —The University of Minnesota ranks third among all land-grant colleges Read more

First-Time Enrollment of International Graduate Students Up 8 Percent The Council of Graduate Schools has reported an 8 percent increase in the first-time enrollment of international students from 2011 to 2012, matching the 8 percent increase between 2010 and 2011, and representing the third straight year of growth in first-time enrollments. (Council of Graduate School) Preoccupations: Read more

Late yesterday afternoon I attended a screening of “Paying for College: How Minnesota Families Make It Happen,” which I previewed here. About 100 or so higher-ed and K-12 officials saw the 26-minute video, which is a co-production of TPT’s Minnesota Productions & Partnerships, and is co-sponsored by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education and the Read more

Racial epithets heard at Virginia college after Obama’s reelection Hampden-Sydney College, an all-male school in central Virginia, is investigating an election-night incident in which a group of students upset about President Obama’s reelection set off fireworks, threw bottles and then shouted racial epithets at members of a minority student organization, officials said Thursday. (The Washington Post) Read more