29 mars 2015

Math Geek Mom: In the Fast Lane

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aBy Rosemarie Emanuele. In Calculus, the first derivative of position can describe how quickly an object’s position is changing over time. A more common way to describe this is to talk about “velocity”, or how fast something is moving. Although a different use of the word “fast”, I found myself thinking of this recently when my daughter participated in a 24 hour fast with our parish youth group. Read more...

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Report on SAE Chant, and Other Racial Issues at Duke

HomeA black woman who is a student at Duke University reported to officials there that last weekend a group of while male students taunted her with the racist chant used by a University of Oklahoma fraternity. That accusation has led to a larger debate at Duke. A group called the People of Color Caucus issued an online statement that said that the chant was not an "isolated incident" but part of a pattern of racist incidents at Duke and elsewhere. Read more...

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Report Faults Education Dept. Management of Grants for Teachers

HomeThe U.S. Department of Education needs to do a better job of managing the federal grant program for teachers, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office. Read more...

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Report Criticizes Higher Ed's Embrace of Sustainability

HomeSustainability has become "higher education's new fundamentalism," according to a report released Wednesday by the National Association of Scholars, a group that is an advocate for a traditional college curriculum. Read more...

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Academic Partnerships Announces First 'Specializations' Partners

HomeSpecializations, Academic Partnerships' initiative to help universities extend their reach to non-English-speaking students, has found its first four partners: business schools at the University of California at Los Angeles, the University of Southern California, Rice University and the University of Cambridge (as well as Queens' College, one of the institution's constituent colleges). Read more...

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Police: No Evidence to Back 'Rolling Stone' Article

HomeCharlottesville, Va., police announced Monday that they have been unable to find any evidence of the 2012 fraternity gang rape alleged last year in an article in Rolling Stone. The University of Virginia, where the fraternity is located, requested the investigation after the article was published but before it was widely discredited. Read more...

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A Plan to Privatize Public Universities in Illinois

HomeAdvocates for public higher education sometimes describe various state plans as efforts to de facto privatize colleges and universities. In Illinois, a Republican legislator has proposed a plan that would literally privatize the state's universities, The News-Gazette reported. Read more...

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In Clash With Trump, Stockton U. Abandons Atlantic City Campus

HomeThree months after announcing with fanfare its plans to turn an abandoned casino in nearby Atlantic City into a new campus, Stockton University on Tuesday said it was abandoning that plan -- and publicly picking a fight with Donald Trump in the process. Read more...

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Obama Backs U. of Oklahoma Response to Racist Video

HomePresident Obama, in an interview with The Huffington Post, responded to question about how the University of Oklahoma responded (in part by expelling two students and kicking a fraternity off campus) to a video showing a fraternity chant about not admitting black students to their organization. Read more...

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"This Week": Responding to Racist Acts / Paying Professors for Retention Gains

HomeIn the latest "This Week," Inside Higher Ed's free news podcast, Tracy Mitrano of Mitrano & Associates and Robert Shibley of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education joined Inside Higher Ed's Doug Lederman and the moderator, Casey Green, for a conversation about tension between free speech rights and efforts to ensure a welcoming campus environment. Read more...

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