01 juin 2015

Debate Over Massey U's New Ad Campaign

HomeA new ad campaign by Massey University has set off a debate over the strategy being used by the New Zealand university. Various ads portray students with an “I am…” tag line. An ad being both criticized and defended (at right) features a female student appearing to walk on water in a sundress. The ad says “I am a game changer.” A column in Waikato Times called the student a “pixie vixen” and made fun of the idea that this approach would attract students. Read more...

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Few Students Accept U of Florida Online Invitation

HomeJust 256 of the 3,118 high school students who were offered a spot in the University of Florida's Pathway to Campus Enrollment program, or PaCE, have taken the deal, The Gainesville Sun reported. PaCE is an attempt by the university to use UF Online, its recently created online arm, to increase campus enrollment without placing further strain on its physical campus resources. Read more...

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'The Big Bang Theory' Backs Student Aid at UCLA

HomeThe hit television show The Big Bang Theory is about young scientists, and the real co-creator of the show, along with many cast and crew members, has created a scholarship for science students at the University of California at Los Angeles. Read more...

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Service Members to Receive Navient Settlement Money

HomeNearly 78,000 members of the military who federal prosecutors said were overcharged on their student loans will begin to receive a total of $60 million in compensation next month, the Department of Justice announced Thursday. Read more...

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Oxford Hires First Female Vice Chancellor

HomeAfter nearly 800 years of male leadership, the University of Oxford has its first woman leader.
Oxford announced on Thursday that Louise Richardson, the principal and vice chancellor of Scotland's St. Andrews University and a scholar of terrorism and security studies, would take the helm of the prestigious British university, serving as vice chancellor (the equivalent to an American university president). Read more...

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UNC Will Remove Name of Klan Leader From Building

HomeThe board of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill voted to change the name of Saunders Hall, which since 1920 has honored William L. Saunders, a Reconstruction-era leader of the Ku Klux Klan. Read more...

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GW Rescinds Suspension of Student Over Swastika

HomeA lawyer for a student at George Washington University who was suspended for putting a swastika on his fraternity's bulletin board says that the suspension has been rescinded and the student is now free to return to the university. The case led to widespread debate because the student, who is Jewish and whose fraternity is historically Jewish, purchased the swastika in India. Read more...

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University Moves Statue Some Call Anti-Native American

HomeSaint Louis University has moved a statue, “Where the Rivers Meet,” that for decades has stood in front of a building that is now a dormitory. The sculpture depicts a 19th-century Jesuit missionary, the Reverend Pierre-Jean DeSmet, with two Native Americans. Read more...

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Barriers for Black Students in California

HomeOnly 23 percent of working-age black adults in California hold bachelor's degrees, according to a new report from the Campaign for College Opportunity, compared to 42 percent of their white counterparts. And one-third of black adults in the state attended college but earned no degree. Read more...

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Rural Students Less Likely to Enroll and Persist

HomeRural high school students in Oregon were less likely to enroll and persist in college, according to a new study from REL Northwest, a regional research group that receives funding from the U.S. Department of Education. The study tracked students in Oregon who began high school between 2005 and 2007. It found that 55 percent of rural students enrolled in college, compared to 63 percent of nonrural students. Read more...

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