14 décembre 2014

Audit Finds Education Dept. Lacks Plan to Fight Student-Loan Defaults

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The Education Department “does not have a comprehensive plan or strategy to prevent student-loan defaults,” an audit conducted by the department’s Office of Inspector General has concluded.
A report on the audit’s findings, released on Friday, argues that the department’s lack of a coherent strategy renders it ill equipped to find effective measures against default, identify risks that cause loan delinquency, and work effectively with companies that service student loans on the department’s behalf. More...

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For-Profit Educator Will Pay $3.75-Million Over Deceptive Marketing

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . A for-profit education company has agreed to pay Massachusetts $3.75-million to settle claims it engaged in deceptive marketing practices, The Boston Globe reports. The office of the state’s attorney general, Martha Coakley, announced on Friday that the Salter chain, which is owned by Premier Education Group LP, had claimed its admissions process was selective when it wasn’t and had misrepresented job-placement rates. More...

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Global Company Buys Big Player in Student-Recruitment Industry

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The Advisory Board Company, a global research and consulting firm with ties to higher education, announced on Wednesday that it would acquire Royall & Company—one of the biggest players in the college-admissions business—for $850-million. More...

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Defense Contractor to Finance UMass-Lowell’s Campus in Kuwait

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . A Massachusetts defense contractor will contribute $50-million to the University of Massachusetts at Lowell’s new campus in Kuwait, The Boston Globe reports. The company, Raytheon Co., will pay out the sum over seven years, as part of its contractual obligation to invest in the country in exchange for Kuwait’s purchase of its weaponry. More...

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College Enrollments Drop for 3rd Straight Year

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Report: “Postsecondary Student Enrollments Continue Decline”
Organization: National Student Clearinghouse Research Center
Summary: College enrollments dropped by 1.3 percent this fall after slipping 1.5 percent last fall and 1.8 percent in the fall of 2012. More...

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Our Collective Apathy About Gang Rape

By . As soon as the Rolling Stone account of a gang rape at the University of Virgina was published, doubts about its veracity began to circulate. The  columnist Jonah Goldberg, for example, found it implausible that seven fraternity “pledges” would commit such a violent rape. Shortly thereafter, Rolling Stone apologized for its story, citing discrepancies, and The Washington Post continues to report new errors. More...

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Reliving Newtown in a College Classroom

By . The only three-hour afternoon lecture that has ever held my attention was in this semester’s course on ethics in journalism, taught by Mark Bowden. The globe-trotting author told us colorful stories about the writing of his book Black Hawk Down, investigating the killing of the Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, and bringing to light American interrogation practices during the war on terror. More...

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What’s Lost, and Maybe Gained, in the Collapse of ‘The New Republic’

By . The disaster at The New Republic should concern all who love the arts and humanities, or who aspire to share scholarship with a general public. The abrupt resignations last week of the editors Franklin Foer and Leon Wieseltier roiled the world of journalism. More than 20 of the magazine’s contributing editors also resigned, including the academics Alan Taylor, Helen Vendler, Sean Wilentz, Anthony Grafton, and John McWhorter. More...

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The Rise of Digital Poster Sessions: creating new learning interactions in the library

By Brian Mathews. Yesterday I posted this tweet and it received a lot of attention so I’ll expand my thoughts. About a year ago we opened our Multipurpose Room in the library. We framed it as a gathering place for creative, cultural, academic, and social experiences. The one major rule is that everything has to be public: no private events. More...

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#TAGS: New Homepage for Twitter Archiving Google Sheet

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . Here at ProfHacker we’ve written quite a bit about Twitter over the years (as our archive of posts with the twitter tag reveals). One Twitter topic that we’ve addressed often is how best to maintain an archive of Tweets, whether your own or those associated with a particular hashtag. In two different posts, Mark introduced readers to what is, arguably, the best free solution for this: Martin Hawksey’s TAGS, “a free Google Sheet template which lets you setup and run automated collection of search results from Twitter.”
Well, now Hawksey has created a user-friendly site for this tool, complete with a help section and support forums. Read more...

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