Skills Without Frills: The Rise of Coding Academies

The basement of a once–abandoned tobacco factory may seem to be an odd place to teach the most cutting edge computer technology, but that’s where The Iron Yard, a computer coding academy in Durham, North Carolina, makes its home. It holds classes in the basement of the American Tobacco Campus, a renovated multi-use industrial site … Continue reading “Skills Without Frills: The Rise of Coding Academies”

Freshman Orientation: Conform or Be Cast Out

At UNC-Chapel Hill’s freshman orientation, I learned that free speech, so fundamental to the academy, is only permitted to those who toe the "progressive" line.