Meeting of the Minds at Carnegie Mellon University
Mar22

Meeting of the Minds at Carnegie Mellon University

by Lisa Warren Late April and early May bring the end of the academic year to many college campuses, while for high schools the final push comes a bit later. For those who can swing it, late-spring college visits may provide exciting opportunities. Timing and planning a trip can be tricky, though: Activities like student-led campus tours might be unavailable when classes are not in session, such as on “reading...

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Smart Learning at Grinnell College

by Val McGinnis At Grinnell College in Iowa, it's not Biology 101 that science-oriented freshmen seek out, it's Biology 150–an innovative, in-depth learning opportunity open to first-year students.  To be a scientist, you first have to think like a scientist Bio 150 is a hands-on learning course that trains first-year students in designing, conducting, and presenting original experiments. The emphasis is not...

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Smart Learning at Northeastern University

Lisa Campbell Warren Students follow roads less-traveled to global opportunities Would you describe yourself as adventurous? Do you prefer to do your exploring "off the beaten path"? If so, you're likely to find kindred spirits on most college campuses these days. A recent study shows that U.S. students are increasingly choosing less-traditional destinations when they study abroad. Options for transformation Northeastern...

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Smart Learning at Rollins College
Dec06

Smart Learning at Rollins College

What if you could have the college adventure of a lifetime before even setting foot on campus? Imagine spending 10 days in Costa Rica engaged in environmental studies? Or, delving into the language, food, and culture of Shanghai through an immersion-based experience?  You can at Rollins College where a handful of pre-freshmen are given the opportunity to be part of the Rollins Explorations First-Year Field Study...

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Smart Learning at University of Rochester

By Lisa Campbell Warren Dream it, do it! KEY Program Jumpstarts Enterprising Students “If you can dream it, you can do it,” Walt Disney said famously. What he said next is worth noting too: “Always remember this whole thing was started by a mouse.” Substitute “an undergraduate student with a great idea” for “a mouse” to describe the principle behind the University of Rochester’s Kauffman Entrepreneurial Year program. Within a...

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Smart Learning at the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University

A business school after Aristotle’s heart “What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing,” said Aristotle (384-322 BC). If the Greek philosopher chose to study business today, he’d feel right at home as an undergraduate at Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management.  Experiential learning, aka “learning by doing,” is at the core of  Whitman’s bachelor of science programs in accounting, entrepreneurship and...

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