The global competition for skills and jobs is escalating, especially in computer science, math, and engineering. According to the Council on Competitiveness, about 70,000 of the one million U.S. college graduates each year earn engineering degrees.
There is a new weapon in the ongoing attempt to understand the young people lurking around, or who have just left campus. The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press has released a new survey charting the views of "Generation Next," those in the age range of 18 to 25.
The bio for Drew Gilpin Faust, Harvard's new president come July 1, 2007, says that she is an "eminent historian." In mid-February, though, she made history herself by being the first woman in 371 years to be voted president of the Ivy League university.
Those familiar with the University of New Hampshire often hear its name and first think of Thompson Hall. UNH's original building, circa 1892, stands out on campus and appears everywhere from on letterheads to online. It's listed on the national historic registry, too.
Q: How did you react when Facebook opened membership to the world beyond students?
As vice president for Information Technology and CIO of Ball State University (Ind.), H. O'Neal Smitherman has a knack for seeing the big picture before anyone else does. Smitherman keeps a close eye on smart classroom and distance learning technology.