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July 28, 2014

Quote of the day:
“Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.”

‘Money’ Reaches for Objectivity in College Rankings (Chronicle of Higher Education)
Money magazine unveiled a new set of college rankings on Monday morning, touting its list as a tool for identifying institutions that deliver “great value.”

The Comfortable Kid (Chronicle of Higher Education)
Go ahead, laugh at them. Call them thin-skinned, lily-livered, self-righteous.

The Uncertain Future of Academic Work (Chronicle of Higher Education)
Professors, administrators, and professional staff members can probably agree on one thing when it comes to the academic workplace—the times, they keep a-changin’.

Does Your Admissions Office Have ‘Cultural Intelligence’? (Chronicle of Higher Education)
The modern admissions office doesn’t need a good student-recruitment plan—it needs many of them.

Millikin Homestead: A living piece of history (Herald & Review)
Steve Schroeder guesstimates it would cost about $60 million in today's dollars to re-create the spectacular Decatur mansion James Millikin built for $18,000 in 1875.

5 Tips for Academic Retreats (InformationWeek)
It is the time when many work units and groups make an attempt at long-range planning. Read more: Inside Higher Ed

Fighting Their Way Into Medical School (Inside Higher Ed)
A student whose admission to Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences was revoked because he was deaf will start classes this fall, a federal judge ordered Tuesday. Read more: Inside Higher Ed

Student Debt on Campaign Trail (Inside Higher Ed)
Student debt attracted unprecedented levels of attention during the 2012 presidential election. Read more: Inside Higher Ed

Close Business Schools / Save the Humanities (Inside Higher Ed)
Ask anyone professing the humanities today and you come to understand that a medieval dimness looms. Read more: Inside Higher Ed

Governor was at UI campus for bill signing (News-Gazette)
Further action to protect the Mahomet Aquifer — the source of drinking water for about 750,000 central Illinoisans — is imminent, Gov. Pat Quinn said Friday at a bill-signing on the University of Illinois campus.

EIU makes athletic deal with Adidas (Springfield State Journal-Register)
Eastern Illinois University has made a five-year deal with athletic wear company Adidas. Read more:

Fundraising record set at Illinois State University (Springfield State Journal-Register)
It's been a banner year for fundraising at Illinois State University. Read more:

App Finder: Top educational apps (Springfield State Journal-Register)
Help your child get ready for back to school by setting them up with an educational app. Read more:

US educators lead the world in overestimating student poverty, which may affect educational mobility (The Hechinger Report)
Do educators’ perceptions of how disadvantaged their students are matter?

Library gala will highlight Fuller's work (The Southern Illinoisan)
R. Buckminster Fuller, the late SIU designer, educator, inventor and visionary, will be the focus of a performance and special exhibit coming to the university this fall.

Seven alumni join SIU Foundation Board (The Southern Illinoisan)
Seven SIU alumni have joined the SIU Foundation Board of Directors. They are serving three-year terms that will conclude June 30, 2017.

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