SSH News: March 26, 2015

Thursday, March 26, 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

Is 'Design Thinking' the New Liberal Arts? (subscriber content)
March 26, 2015 | The Chronicle of Higher Education

Measuring development: the importance of statistics on the post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda.
March 23, 2015 | The Impact Blog, LSE

Higher Education

The world is going to university
March 28, 2015 | The Economist

Vaste mouvement de soutien envers les étudiants menacés d’expulsion
26 mars 2015 | Le Devoir

U of T president takes steps to end ‘troubling strike’
March 25, 2015 | Toronto Star

Striking students undeterred by government 'fear tactics'
March 25, 2015 | Montreal Gazettte

University of Saskatchewan students protest rising tuition fees, call for free education
March 24, 2015 | CBC

Tell Us What You Want, What You Really Really Want – First Results from a New Survey on Scholarly Society Membership
March 24, 2015 | The Scholarly Kitchen

Essay on the divide between faculty members and the ed tech industry
March 24, 2015 | Inside Higher Ed

Generation Z makes its entry into the workforce
March 22, 2015 | CBC

The federal Conservative government believes student debt is stable
March 22, 2015 | Toronto Star

Foreign students left behind in new Express Entry immigration program
March 21, 2015 | Toronto Star

Opinion: Post-secondary education not premier’s priority
March 20, 2015 | Edmonton Journal

Open Access and Publishing

Gold open access in practice: How will universities respond to the rising total cost of publication?
March 26, 2015 | The Impact Blog, LSE

The Academic Book of the Future: exploring academic practices and expectations for the monograph.
March 24, 2015 | The Impact Blog, LSE

Sauvons les livres monte au front
21 mars 2015 | Le Devoir

Defending the global knowledge commons
21 March, 2015 | Open Democracy

Tintin in America defended by freedom to read advocates
21 March, 2015 | CBC

Equity and Diversity

Bill C-51 hearings: First Nations could be targeted, Pam Palmater says
March 24, 2015 | CBC

Research and funding

Influential, international and interdisciplinary: The impact of the UK’s research.
March 26, 2015 | The Impact Blog, LSE 


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