10 mai 2015

NYU Student Reportedly Is Arrested in North Korea

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . A man identified as a South Korean student of New York University has been arrested in North Korea and charged with entering the country illegally, The New York Times reported. More...

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U.S. and Europe Sign Deal to Collaborate on Scientific Research

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . A new agreement between American and European scientists will allow collaboration on research projects on both continents, The New York Times reports. The pact, signed on Thursday by the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, and the European Organization for Nuclear Research, known as CERN, allows American researchers to keep working on CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, and CERN scientists to work on projects in the United States. The deal could free up funding for a facility that American physicists want to build in Illinois to study neutrinos. More...

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‘Dreamers’ Will Get In-State Tuition at 3 Arizona Campuses

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally by their parents will qualify for in-state tuition at Arizona’s three public universities, the Board of Regents decided on Thursday. The Arizona Daily Star reports that the regents’ decision takes effect immediately. More...

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2 Universities Suspend Free-Speech Rules After Lawsuits

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Two universities this week put a halt to policies governing students’ speech after being sued by students allied with the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, known as FIRE. More...

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Transferring to UConn Costs Community-College Students Dearly

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Students who last year transferred from Connecticut’s community colleges to the University of Connecticut lost millions of dollars in credits that did not accompany them, a study has found.
The analysis, conducted by John Mullane, a counselor at Gateway Community College, takes the roughly 20 percent of credits the university said it did not accept from transfer students, and calculates the cost to those students. More...

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How Would You Describe College in 5 Words? The Question Is Burning Up Twitter

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The hottest hashtag in the higher-ed Twittersphere right now is #collegein5words, an admirable undertaking to boil down the college experience to just five words. Everybody’s getting in on the action, from the White House. More...

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Bankruptcy Trustees Are Asking (and Getting) Colleges to Return Parents’ Money

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The Wall Street Journal is out with an article taking stock of what appears to be a new trend: bankruptcy trustees who are seeking to take back insolvent parents’ tuition payments. More...

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Corinthian Colleges Files for Bankruptcy

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Corinthian Colleges, the defunct for-profit chain that fell into financial straits last summer, has filed for bankruptcy, The Wall Street Journal reports. The company’s filing for Chapter 11 protection on Monday represents the conclusion of Corinthian’s surprising collapse, which was prompted by enhanced scrutiny from the U.S. Education Department last June. More...

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Berkeley to Stop Adding Lecture Videos to YouTube, Citing Budget Cuts

By . Since well before MOOCs emerged, the University of California at Berkeley has been giving away recordings of its lectures on YouTube and iTunesU. In fact, Berkeley has become one of the most-generous distributors of free lectures on the web, adding some 4,500 hours of video per year.
But that web channel, webcast.berkeley.edu, will soon stop adding fresh content. Last month officials announced that, because of budget cuts, the university will no longer offer new lecture recordings to the public, although the videos will still be available to students on the campus. More...

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Another Use for Yik Yak on Campus? Cheating on Exams

By . With new technologies come new ways to cheat. Yik Yak, the anonymous, location-based app that has been a hotbed of cyberbullying on college campuses, is also the newest tool for students seeking to cheat on exams. More...

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