13 avril 2014

Families’ College Savings Start to Rebound, Report Says

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Report: “How America Saves for College 2014″
Organization: Sallie Mae
Methodology: Ipsos Public Affairs interviewed 2,020 parents with a child under age 18. The survey was conducted online, in both English and Spanish, in November and December 2013. The sample was selected to be nationally representative on certain demographic variables. More...

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Papyrus Referring to Jesus’ Wife Is Probably Not a Forgery, Scientists Say

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . New testing of a fragment of papyrus that is said to refer to Jesus’ being married shows that it is very likely ancient and not a modern forgery, according to research described by The New York Times and The Boston Globe.
The existence of the papyrus fragment was revealed by Karen L. King, a historian of early Christianity at Harvard University’s divinity school. Ms. King has said that the text does not prove that Jesus was married. Her presentation of the fragment, at a conference in Rome in 2012, prompted heated criticism—the Vatican declared it to be a fake, and skeptics later raised questions about why the analysis was taking so long. More...

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Support for Minority-Serving Colleges Would Serve the U.S. Too, Report Says

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Report: “Lessons Learned: Implications From Studying Minority-Serving Institutions”
Authors: David A. Bergeron, vice president for postsecondary education; Farah Z. Ahmad, policy analyst; and Elizabeth Baylor, associate director for postsecondary education, all at the Center for American Progress. More...

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Obama Will Nominate Colby College’s President to Top Humanities Post

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . President Obama will nominate William D. Adams, the departing president of Colby College, as chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the White House announced on Thursday. More...

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Review Didn’t Support Researcher’s Claims on Athletes’ Literacy, UNC Says

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Three outside experts hired by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to review a learning specialist’s findings about the subpar reading abilities of Tar Heel athletes did not find evidence to support those claims, the News & Observer reported. More...

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The Science of Going Viral

By  Marc Parry. Just one in every 20 Facebook photos is shared. Most Twitter hashtags vanish into oblivion. Researchers want to understand the exceptions. Can you predict what content will go viral? That could be handy in many contexts—marketing, elections, revolutions. This week two new papers are proclaiming advances in the science of virality. Read more...

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Common Application Might Need ‘More Focused Mission’

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/headcount-45.pngBy Eric Hoover. The plan for rolling out the Common Application’s new platform last summer was “not realistic in scope or timing,” leaving too little time for sufficient testing, according to a recent independent review of the organization. More...

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The ‘Heartbleed’ Bug and How Internet Users Can Protect Themselves

By Megan O'Neil. Security professionals working in higher education are updating servers, reissuing certificates used to guarantee secure Internet transactions, and encouraging students and faculty and staff members to take a break from the commercial Internet following the discovery of a programming flaw in a widely used Internet tool. Dubbed “Heartbleed,” the Internet-security breakdown cuts across industries and has raised anew questions about the vulnerability of proprietary data and personal information shared online. Read more...

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There Is a Gender Pay Gap in Academe, but It May Not Be the Gap That Matters

By Jonah Newman. The gender-based wage gap has been in the spotlight lately, as the Obama administration used a pair of executive orders this week to remind the country that women make 77 cents for every dollar men make, according to oft-quoted (and sometimes criticized) data from the Census Bureau. New data released this week by the American Association of University Professors show there is a gender wage gap in academe, too. More...

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Anonymous Donor Makes $100-Million Gift to Dartmouth College

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/bottomline-45.pngBy Don Troop. Dartmouth College announced on Wednesday a gift of $100-million from an anonymous donor that will be used to hire faculty members, support interdisciplinary research, and expand the institution’s global impact. It is the largest gift in Dartmouth’s history, and it includes a 2-to-1 matching challenge, which could double the total sum if other donors give an additional $100-million by the end of 2015. More...

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