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SSH News: February 5, 2015

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Here is our list of the most interesting news articles about the humanities, social sciences and higher education from the past week:

Humanities and Social Sciences

Innovation Alone Won’t Fix Social Problems
February 2, 2015 | The Chronicle of Higher Education

A philosophy degree earns more than an accounting degree
January 30, 2015 | Yahoo! Finance

The imminent decline of English departments
January 30, 2015 | Prince George Free Press

Higher Education

Manifestation nationale des étudiants le 2 avril à Montréal
5 février 2015 | La Presse

College Freshmen Seek Financial Security Amid Emotional Insecurity
February 5, 2015 | The Chronicle of Higher Education

Getting rid of petroleum stocks is a crucial first step for universities
February 5, 2015 | The Globe and Mail

Recent grads repay $63,000 debt load in five years by living like students
February 4, 2015 | The Globe and Mail

Léo Charbonneau – How is Canada’s PSE system doing? Probably OK, but it would be useful to have more research to know for sure
February 3, 2015 | HEQCO blog

Savoir et austérité : Quel impact auront les compressions sur la qualité de l’enseignement universitaire?
31 janvier 2015 | Le Devoir

Université d’Ottawa : Le multilinguisme comme atout dans le monde actuel
31 janvier 2015 | Le Devoir

Oil crash has graduates rethinking careers
January 30, 2015 | The Globe and Mail

Western values must be excluded from higher education, China’s education minister says
January 30, 2015 | The Globe and Mail

Open Access and Publishing

Long form census: Conservatives nix revival bid by Liberal MP
February 5, 2015 | CBC

The MOOC Hype Fades, in 3 Charts
February 5, 2015 | The Chronicle of Higher Education

Harper Lee to publish sequel to her lauded novel To Kill a Mockingbird
February 3, 2015 | The Globe and Mail

Globe Editorial: The census: Little knowledge is a dangerous thing
February 3, 2015 | The Globe and Mail

Are the natural sciences missing out by not embracing the monograph like the humanities and social sciences?
February 2, 2015 | Impact blog, London School of Economics

Equity and Diversity

Étude: la réforme scolaire aurait nui aux garçons
5 février 2015 | Le Devoir

The Rich Get Richer—and More Educated
February 5, 2015 | The Atlantic

Girls Outperform Boys Academically Around the Globe, Study Says
January 30, 2015 | Winnipeg Free Press

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