10 mai 2015

When international students become sources of necessary income

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/the_world_view_blog_header.jpg?itok=P3OlGEpQBy Andrys Onsman. Few of us who have been working in universities in Australia were surprised by the revelations made recently on Four Corners, the national flagship investigative current affairs program that alleged that several if not most of the country’s universities engage in ethically dubious practices when it comes to recruiting and graduating international students. Read more...

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Math Geek Mom: At Mother’s Knee

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aBy Rosemarie Emanuele. As the first Mother’s Day since my mother’s death approaches, I find myself flooded with memoires of the woman who raised me. One memory that returns often is of my mother sitting with me, a teenager, solving Algebra problems together, hashing out how we would set up equations and whether the answers made sense. Read more...

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A Tragedy at My Alma Mater

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aBy Susan O'Doherty. In 1970, when I entered college, I was less than enthusiastic about the school my parents had chosen for me. I had had my heart set on Middlebury, mainly because my favorite high school teacher had gone there, repeatedly told me I would love it, and had offered to push my application through. Two of my good friends were going to McGill and Cornell, both of which sounded brainy and exciting. Read more...

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Deep Concern on My Profession

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aBy Susan O'Doherty. I have been part of two projects that made me very grateful to be an American. 
In the mid-1980s, I served as chief development writer for the campaign to restore the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Part of my job was to read the oral histories of immigrants, to incorporate their stories into our written material. Read more...

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Transfer Credits at UConn

HomeNew data from the University of Connecticut reveal transfer students from the Connecticut Community Colleges system lost on average 12 transferable college credits when they moved over to the flagship university.
The data are detailed in a report from Gateway Community College in New Haven and was based on reports UConn gave the state's Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee. Read more...

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149-Page Dissertation Without Punctuation

HomeA Ph.D. candidate in architecture at the University of British Columbia has successfully defended a 149-page, 52,438-word dissertation without any punctuation, The National Post reported. Patrick Stewart, the doctoral candidate, said that there are no rules at the university requiring punctuation. Read more...

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Historians Urge Japan to Confront Its Past

HomeMore than 180 historians -- most of them working at American colleges and universities -- this week issued an open letter to Japan's prime minister, Shinzo Abe, calling on his country to be more open to discussing the atrocities of the World War II era. The letter focuses on the "comfort women," women whom the Japanese military forced into sex slavery in many of the countries Japan occupied. Read more...

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New Analysis of Economic Value of College Majors

HomeMany of the findings of the newest report by Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce will surprise exactly no one. The study, on the economic value of various college majors, analyzes the wages of 137 disciplinary areas. Read more...

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Is Clinton Preparing to Propose Debt-Free College?

HomeFor weeks, there has been speculation that Hillary Clinton was preparing a plan to promote debt-free college. That speculation really took off Wednesday when Robby Mook, Clinton's campaign manager, referenced the idea in an interview with CNBC. Asked about how Clinton would appeal to younger voters, Mook said, “What voters are looking for in this election is someone who’s going to be a champion for everyday people. Read more...

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University Leaders Make Pledges Toward Greater Gender Equality

HomeFive university presidents have signed on so far to the UN Women’s HeForShe campaign by making specific commitments to improve gender equality within their institutions, Time reported. Read more...

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