13 décembre 2015

Responses on Race

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. 1,000 complaints to U.S. Education Department in seven years; Brown releases $100 million plan to promote inclusiveness; Occidental sit-in ends after six days. Read more...

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Jefferson Is Next Target

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. In the last week, Princeton University students who object to having Woodrow Wilson's name on an academic unit and a residential college occupied the president's office and left only when promised that the university would review its use of the Wilson name. Read more...

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Race Matters

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Princeton University late Thursday ended a sit-in in the president's office by agreeing to consider changing the prominent use of Woodrow Wilson's name -- in ways that honor the man who was president of the United States and of Princeton. Read more...

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Promise Provides Enrollment Boost

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. In Tennessee, officials now have a clearer picture of the impact of the country's first statewide, free two-year college program. Read more...

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Taking Transfer National

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. Edvance Foundation calls for a national college transfer partnership to improve graduation rates and access to four-year institutions. Read more...

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A Different Kind of Textbook Debt

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. Renting textbooks is a popular option for frugal students, but one company has for years -- and without notice -- erroneously sent students to collection agencies, in some cases demanding hundreds of dollars in replacement fees. Read more...

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Students Still Financially Stressed

HomeBy Jake New. Most students remain worried about money and the cost of required academic materials, and the impact is worse for minority students, the National Survey of Student Engagement finds. Read more...

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Shutting Out Women's Centers

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Women’s studies scholars objected Thursday to the elimination of a designated board seat for women’s centers professionals within the National Women’s Studies Association. That’s after two leaders within the organization resigned over the change, which they called elitist and tone-deaf. Read more...

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Ed Dept. in the Hot Seat

HomeBy Michael Stratford. A top Education Department official was on the defensive Wednesday, responding to a wide range of criticisms from congressional lawmakers and government watchdogs about the department’s management of the federal student aid system. Read more...

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History, Words, Race

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Campus protests over racial issues continue to spread -- and on Wednesday led to a revived debate at Princeton University over the legacy of Woodrow Wilson and the use of the word "master" to describe those who lead residential colleges. Read more...

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