Land-grant institutions providing access to higher education for 150 years

I noticed today that the Virginia Tech website has a feature story celebrating 150 years since the signing of the Morrill Act, which established land-grant universities in the U.S.  Land-grants were designed to provide practical education to the masses (not … Continue reading


Today is my first day back on campus after our trip- it feels different and yet so familiar at the same time.  I think our shared experience has changed us in a way, or at the very least, our perspectives … Continue reading

Universities of applied sciences

I was doing some research about some of the universities we will be visiting, and started to uncover more about the universities of applied sciences (or Fachhochschulen).  The SUPSI website (Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana, Swiss University of Applied … Continue reading

A global perspective on higher education

I wanted to share a brief, interesting article I read about the growing global presence and influence of many universities today.  The article also raises the question of what role higher education should play in international relations.  

From game management to conservation

I started to do some preliminary web research on natural resources programs at several of the universities we will be visiting.  I was glad to see that most universities (especially those geared toward research) had some kind of environmental sciences … Continue reading