Tag: Duke University

  • How Did These Pandemic Predictions Turn Out?

    How Did These Pandemic Predictions Turn Out?

    When colleges first shut down more than 18 months ago in response to the coronavirus, it didn’t take long for the prognostications about higher education’s future to begin. Sharp declines in enrollment, and in revenues from room and board, were imminent. Some students would sit out a year or transfer to institutions with cheaper tuition. […]

  • A ‘Flabbergasting’ Decision

    A ‘Flabbergasting’ Decision

    On the afternoon of Thursday, August 26, an email arrived in the inbox of every student, professor, and staff member at Yale-NUS College, the liberal-arts college started by Yale University and the National University of Singapore. Everyone should attend a virtual town hall the next morning, it said; classes would be canceled all day. The […]

  • A Dishonest Study on Dishonesty Puts a Prominent Researcher on the Hot Seat

    A Dishonest Study on Dishonesty Puts a Prominent Researcher on the Hot Seat

    The news that a well-known study on dishonesty was based on a lie is, as ironies go, almost too perfect. The study, published in 2012, purports to show that people are more likely to tell the truth on insurance forms when they pledge to be honest before filling them out. It’s a beautifully simple finding, […]

  • Is the Department Chair the Boss?

    Is the Department Chair the Boss?

    You’re reading a recap of Episode 3 of the Netflix series The Chair with the writers Alison Kinney, Grace Lavery, Dan Sinykin, and Rebecca Wanzo. Find our other episode recaps here. Dan: Sorry, I’m just going to open this discussion with David Duchovny, author of The Schizophrenic Critique of Pure Reason in Beckett’s Early Novels. […]