Dodging the Higher Education Crisis

Dodging the Higher Education Crisis: College Tuition, Student Loans, and How Course Hybridization Can Help Nine out of ten American high school seniors wish to go to college, with nearly two-thirds enrolled upon graduation. The demand for a college degree is both a cultural norm and a baseline for survival in today's job market, since…

A More Responsive and Responsible Design Education

While design education is changing globally, today’s student has increasingly complex and differentiated needs. When I attended Parsons in the early 1990s, pre-internet and before such hit shows as Project Runway made design a social and cultural phenomena, my experience in fashion design was nearly identical to my classmates. These students’ similar skill levels and…

Fashion Education Needs to Adapt to a Faster-Paced World

In our 21st century world information (and trends) move at lightning speed. In the contemporary fashion market, everything and anything is available to consumers, making virtually everything appear to be ‘in vogue’. Some consumers have begun to wonder if trends are simply well calculated marketing ploys to entice an audience. This has led inspirations and…