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In their lively and entertaining weekly discussion of issues related to higher education, KUT’s Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger explore the topics of higher education, lifelong learning, and exercising the brain. Ed and Jennifer practice what they preach, too, by introducing math puzzlers and brain teasers to keep listeners on their toes.

Higher Ed: Co-Curriculars and Learning


What happens outside of the classroom - should it stay outside the classroom? In this week's episode of KUT's podcast Higher Ed, KUT's Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger talk about the value of co-curriculars to learning.

Sports. Theatre. Comedy. Wait, comedy? That's one of Ed's hobbies, and this week he and Jennifer discuss how all kinds of activities outside the classroom can enhance learning. Put down your books and click here to hear their discussion, as well as this week's new brunch-based puzzler.

This episode was recorded on January 22, 2016.

For all of the Higher Ed episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on itunes here!

Jennifer Stayton is the local host for NPR's "Morning Edition" on KUT. Got a tip? Email her at Follow her on Twitter @jenstayton.