Professor Jonathan Marks, Politics has written a satire on a recent meeting of the American Studies Association for The Chronicle of Higher Education. He has also written for Commentary magazine on the impact of online courses on higher education, and if MOOCS are reaching the underserved the courses promised to help.
NOTE: The Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) has asked International Medical Corps to help deal with the disaster in the Philippines, and Rabih Torbay is being deployed there today. As a result, the talk scheduled for Nov. 13 has been postponed. Read More
Four Ursinus seniors are the nominees for The Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, which offers them the chance to complete a creative project during a year traveling abroad. Read More
Jonathan Marks, associate professor of politics, has an essay, “In Fighting Cheating, Character Counts,” published in Inside Higher Ed Oct. 25. In the essay he outlines philosophies on how the classroom environment can discourage cheating, and what is the role of the faculty member in encouraging honesty.
Ursinus College will host the annual meeting of the Society of Policy Scientists, bringing interdisciplinary scholars and practitioners who work on complex societal problems to the campus Oct. 24 through 26. Read More
Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to come meet State Senator John C. Rafferty Jr. and Rep. Mike Vereb at a town hall meeting on Oct. 28 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Bears’ Den. Read More
A personal account of life on the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan was offered to students during a visit by Samea Shanori, an Afghan student in her senior year at the American University of Central Asia (AUCA) in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Read More
Associate Professor of Politics Jonathan Marks takes a light look at rankings and data in this Chronicle of Higher Education essay.
Professor of Politics Jonathan Marks explains his view on the question, “Are too many people going to college?” in a column in the magazine, Commentary. Read More
Assistant Professor of Politics Jonathan Marks has written a column for The Weekly Standard on a book, The Art of Freedom: Teaching the Humanities to the Poor, by the late Earl Shorris “which follows the students, teachers, and organizers of the Clemente Course as it is implemented in the United States (in Illinois, Wisconsin, and South Carolina), Korea, and the Sudan, among other places. Shorris’s improbable thesis is that, even more than job training, poor people need an education that will draw from them their opinions about fundamental human questions and subject them to gentle scrutiny.” Read the column here.