02 juillet 2015

Graduate Applications From Abroad Climb, but Slowly

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Report: “2015 CGS International Graduate Admissions Survey: Preliminary Applications”
Author: Jeff Allum, director of research and policy analysis
Organization: Council of Graduate Schools
Summary: Applications to American graduate schools are up once again, but the latest statistics may leave universities uneasy. The 2-percent increase in preliminary applicants is considerably lower than last year’s 10-percent jump — in fact, in the decade the council has been collecting the data in only one other year has growth been so sluggish. More...

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How and Whether Certificates and Associate Degrees Lead to B.A.s

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Report: “Snapshot Report: Degree Pathways”
Organization: National Student Clearinghouse Research Center
Summary: Two out of five students who earned associate degrees in 2008-9 had bachelor’s degrees under their belts six years later, according to a new national study. The average time between the degrees was 2.8 years. More...

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The Small-College Survival Guide: Sweet Briar Edition

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . As Sweet Briar College scrambles to reopen, at least for another academic year, its leaders are probably looking closely at what has worked for other small colleges to increase enrollment and reduce financial pressures. More...

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‘Colorism Has Its Limits’: Campuses React to Storm Over White Adjunct Who Posed as Black

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . An adjunct instructor at Eastern Washington University became the focus of a fierce debate about race and identity last week, when her parents asserted that she was white, despite having passed herself off for years as a black woman. More...

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NCAA Proposal Would Refine Definition of Academic Misconduct

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The NCAA on Friday said its Division I members would consider a new proposal that is designed to refine the definition of academic misconduct and clarify what constitutes impermissible academic assistance, the Associated Press reported. More...

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After Controversy, UMass Rolls Out New Measures for Iranian Students

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The University of Massachusetts at Amherst has unveiled new measures concerning its treatment of Iranian students, four months after a short-lived controversy in which the institution banned some such students from certain graduate programs, The Boston Globe reports. More...

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Students in Washington State Will See Their Tuition Drop

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Students at public colleges in Washington State will get a rare tuition decrease over the next two years — and a relatively sizable one. The Seattle Times reports that the two-year budget passed by the state’s Legislature on Monday will cut tuition at the University of Washington and Washington State University by 15 percent over two years; at Western, Central, and Eastern Washington Universities by 20 percent; and at community and technical colleges by 5 percent. More...

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NYU’s Controversial Expansion Plan Gets Final Court Approval

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . New York State’s highest court has rejected a challenge to New York University’s planned expansion in Greenwich Village, clearing the way for the controversial project to go forward. More...

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Student-Debt-Relief Firm Will Shut Its Doors After New York Investigation

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . A business offering student-loan “debt relief” will close its doors as part of an agreement with New York’s governor, Andrew M. Cuomo. The Times Union, a newspaper in Albany, reports that an investigation by Mr. Cuomo’s office found that Interactiv Education LLC advertised it could lower student-loan payments when, in fact, it just filled out a loan-consolidation form that is available free to anyone through the U.S. Education Department. More...

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Education Dept. Names ‘Special Master’ to Oversee Corinthian Loan Discharge

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The U.S. Department of Education has appointed a “special master” charged with overseeing the discharge of student-loan debt racked up on campuses of the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges Inc. The official, Joseph A. Smith, has overseen several large financial settlements the federal government has had a hand in, including the National Mortgage Settlement, which was undertaken as a response to the 2007 subprime-mortgage crisis. More...

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