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1 avril 2019

Nearly 4 Years in Jail for Admissions Cyberstalking

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Rejected applicant to Georgetown law harassed the alumnus who interviewed him. More...

1 avril 2019

132 Layoffs at Western Illinois University

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Western Illinois University announced 132 layoffs on Friday, including 29 faculty members, The Moline Dispatch reported. More...

1 avril 2019

The 'Bamboo Ceiling' and the Future of Affirmative Action

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. New research says critics of elite colleges' policies may want to pay more attention to what happens after graduation. More...

1 avril 2019

Debate Over Hawaii-Themed Party at U of South Dakota

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Law students at the University of South Dakota planned a "Hawaiian Day" party but changed the name of the event to "Beach Day" after an administrator told them that their original theme may have violated university rules about inclusiveness, The Sioux Falls Argus Leader reported. More...

1 avril 2019

Southern Vermont Is Latest Small College to Close

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Southern Vermont College announced Monday that it is closing. It becomes the latest in a string of colleges -- generally small, private institutions in New England -- to close. More...

1 avril 2019

2 Nobels in Literature Will Be Announced This Year

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Last year, the Nobel Prize in Literature was not awarded amid a scandal over alleged conflicts of interest, sexual harassment and sexual assault involving a man (since convicted of rape) married to a member of the Swedish Academy. More...

1 avril 2019

Due Process for Alleged Student Hacker?

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. Tufts University recently expelled a student for allegedly hacking grades, but did the university make the right call. More...

1 avril 2019

Credential Engine Recruits Ed-Tech Partners

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. Credential Engine is working to expand its searchable database of U.S. credentials with a little help from companies and organizations interested in education data, the nonprofit organization announced yesterday. More...

1 avril 2019

The Beginning of the End for the 'Big Deal'?

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. Inspired by University of California’s decision to drop its “big deal” with Elsevier, university librarians are laying the foundation to follow suit. More...

1 avril 2019

MIT Proposes Stronger Open-Access Policies

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is exploring how to more openly share its publications, data, software and educational materials with the public. More...

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