Ursinus in the News
The End of College as We Knew It?
Stephanie Mackler, an associate professor of education and assistant dean of the college, and Matt Schmitz ’21 are mentioned in a New York Times opinion piece about the merits of a liberal arts education. The article quotes a piece Schmitz wrote for Mackler’s class.
Online lab work
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: Rebecca Roberts, an associate professor of biology, helped develop a curriculum called BASIL that was mentioned in this article about moving labs online.
Colleges holding on-campus classes in the fall? Maybe.
The Philadelphia Inquirer quoted Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean Mark Schneider and Vice President of Finance and Administration Annette Parker in a story about college and university plans for the fall 2020 semester.
Finding employment during coronavirus: A glimmer of hope for college seniors
The Philadelphia Inquirer: Sharon Hansen, director of career and post-graduate development, was quoted in this article about upcoming graduates looking for work amid the COVID-19 pandemic, also mentioning the coronanomics webinar and Ursinus’s “employer support” plan.
‘Lost in Thought’ Review: The Life of the Mind
The Wall Street Journal: Jonathan Marks, a professor of politics, penned a book review of “Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life” by Zena Hitz.
What’s in the new $484 billion coronavirus bill, and how are we paying for it?
Scott Deacle, associate professor of business and economics, spoke to KYW-AM on a podcast about the economic stimulus.
Can a Residential College Sell an Online Experience in a Crisis?
Ursinus’s commitment to making a donation to a local food pantry for each deposit it received during Admitted Students Experience was highlighted in EdSurge.
Can millionaire college coaches defend their salaries during Covid-19?
The Guardian: Jasmine Harris, an assistant professor of sociology, was quoted in this article about high coach salaries amid coronavirus-related spending cuts at universities.
Uncertain Job Market Awaits Soon-to-Be Graduates
Sharon Hansen, director of career and post-graduate development, was quoted in a story in Inside Higher Ed about the job market during the COVID-19 pandemic. Parker Wolf ’20 was also quoted.
Colleges will receive millions in stimulus money, but coronavirus expenses are greater
Dean Mark Schneider was quoted in this story in The Philadelphia Inquirer about colleges and universities receiving federal stimulus funding.