Context and Segmentation

After the 2014 U.S. Midterm elections, the Daily Show aired a piece about how the elections looked in comparison to past results.  While observing how comments of the Democratic Party being in a shambles mirrored comments about the Republicans in 2012, Jon Stewart makes an aside remark about context: That joke was brought to you by context.  Context...look at how silly the world would be without context. This kind of biting sarcasm is a hallmark of the Daily Show, but it tends to be missing from higher education discussions (except on Twitter, of course).  The biggest bone I have to pick about the lack of context in higher ed has to do with student segmentation. To put it simply, there is no uniform definition of "a college student".  Now this may be…
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