History Assistant Professor Oliver Bateman wrote an op-ed for The Atlantic about grade inflation. He says that in a system that requires most students to pay for their own education, professors should not impose harsh grading standards and other obstacles that prevent graduation.
U.S. News & World Report featured Shakeela Hunter, director of the Student Money Management Center, in a story about how parents can save for their children’s college education. She suggests exploring dual credit and advanced placement courses, which count as college credit hours.
ALI KOYMEN AND SAMARENDRA MOHANTY
The work of physics researchers Ali Koymen and Samarendra Mohanty appeared in a Science Daily article. Their method of using laser technology to deliver drug and gene therapy at the cellular level without damaging surrounding tissue could help patients suffering from genetic conditions, cancers, and neurological diseases.
Fitness Magazine and Yahoo! Shine reported tips for dealing with pain after working out. In the article, psychology Professor Robert Gatchel says that stress and anxiety lower the pain threshold so minor aches feel more intense. Dr. Gatchel is the Nancy P. and John G. Penson Endowed Professor of Clinical Health Psychology.