25 janvier 2015

Prominent Columns Find Devils in Details of Obama’s Free-College Plan

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Two national newspapers used the morning of President Obama’s State of the Union address to publish op-eds praising the spirit of his proposal to make two years of community college free, but taking aim at the project’s unintended consequences. More...

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More Colleges Are Employing Armed Police Officers, Survey Finds

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Nine out of 10 public universities use sworn police officers with the power to make arrests, according to the results of a survey released on Tuesday by the Bureau of Justice Statistics. That is compared with 38 percent of private colleges. And over all the number of campuses using armed officers rose from 68 percent in the 2004-5 academic year to 75 percent in 2011-12. More...

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Facebook Addiction and GPA

By . Facebook is a tempting distraction. I have it open as a tab in my browser as I write this. And look, it’s showing that I have a new notification! I must see it, immediately. Facebook designed the site to make me feel that way. Read more...

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A Call to Worship, and a Call to Educate

subscribe todayBy S. Alan Ray. Duke University’s decision last week not to allow Muslim students to use the campus chapel’s bell tower for Friday afternoon call to prayer, or adhan, after announcing three days before that it would permit it, is more than a capitulation to the strident calls of critics. It is a missed, or at least transformed, opportunity to do what colleges and universities are meant to do: educate. More...

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Can the First Amendment Survive the Internet?

subscribe todayBy Erwin Chemerinsky. The Internet presents First Amendment quandaries that seem fundamentally different from those society faced previously. But are they really?
Once only people wealthy enough to own a newspaper or a broadcast station could reach a large audience. More...

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Berkeley Plans to Build a Global Campus, 10 Miles From Home

subscribe todayBy Madeline Will. The University of California at Berkeley plans to open a global campus, but it intends to do so without going very far from home. Under the plan, partner universities from around the world would set up shop at a new outpost just 10 miles from Berkeley’s main campus.
The Berkeley Global Campus at Richmond Bay, campus officials say, will offer a "global citizenship" curriculum—with a focus on topics like governance, ethics, health, and sustainability—for graduate students from the United States and abroad. More...

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In an Evolving Career Landscape, How Should Colleges Prepare Students?

subscribe todayBy Casey Fabris. By all accounts, the career paths of today’s students will hardly resemble those of their parents. So what are colleges doing to help them prepare?
On Wednesday the Kettering Foundation, the National Issues Forums Institute, and Augsburg College gathered a group of leaders from higher education, business, government, and other fields here to begin what the organizations hope will be a national conversation on the question of how colleges should adapt to a working world changed by technology, globalization, and the aftermath of the recession. More...

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'Tackling the north-south university divide'

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQPxnNUZkzq1IINmqwJMRe0Mx9jmcJPvZ89WaflkoXFnHo0R2jfVuceEAwwBy Jean Baxter. Divisions between the North and South have been a matter of public comment since Elizabeth Gaskell wrote her Midlands-based novel in 1855. Read more...

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Coalition may drop university funding cuts to pass fee deregulation in Senate

The Guardian homeBy . Christopher Pyne says the government will do whatever it takes to pass deregulation, including scaling back or giving up on planned 20% funding cut. Read more...

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Gender gap in university admissions rises to record level

The Guardian homeBy . Latest data from Ucas also reveals record acceptance levels for black and Asian candidates, and for those declaring a disability. Read more...

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