14 décembre 2015

Most Freshmen Apply to One College, Data Suggest

HomeTwo-thirds of college freshmen who applied for federal student loans or grants last year indicated that they were applying to only one institution, according to new data released by the U.S. Department of Education on Thursday. Read more...

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Debate on Yoga and 'Cultural Appropriation' at Ottawa

HomeThe Student Federation of the University of Ottawa was facing considerable criticism this weekend after The Ottawa Sun reported that the organization called off free yoga classes because of fear that yoga is a form of "cultural appropriation." Read more...

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Concerns Over Ashgate Publishing's Future

HomeMany academics are signing a petition and sharing their concerns about the future of Ashgate Publishing, which was purchased by Informa (the parent company of Taylor & Francis). Read more...

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Moody's Projects Weak Growth in Net Tuition Revenue

HomeMoody's Investors Service is projecting weak growth -- 2 to 3 percent -- in net tuition revenue in the next year. Such growth is a key indicator of financial health for many colleges and universities. Read more...

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French Geography Professor Was Among Paris Victims

HomeMatthieu Giroud, a geographer who was associate professor at Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, was among those killed in Friday night's terrorist attacks in Paris. His research focused on the social effects of gentrification. Read more...

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White House Meeting for College Leaders on Climate Change

HomeThe White House and the U.S. Department of State are hosting college administrators and student leaders today for a meeting on climate change, according to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. Read more...

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Guilford Criticized for Helping Refugees

HomeGuilford College professors have been promoting an Every Campus a Refuge program in which campuses such as Guilford will help refugees as they relocate to the United States. Read more...

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Washington College Closed Amid Search for Armed Student

HomeWashington College has remained closed this week while state and federal law enforcement agencies search for a missing student who may be armed. Authorities have filed an arrest warrant for the student, Jacob Marberger, on four weapons-related charges, The Washington Post reported. Read more...

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More Faculty Unrest at Wartburg College

HomeWartburg College in Iowa has confirmed that it’s laying off three of its tenure-track faculty members. But President Darrel D. Colson objected to the idea that Wartburg is becoming less of a liberal arts institution based on personnel and curricular changes Inside Higher Ed reported on last month. Read more...

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Word of the Year From Oxford Dictionaries Isn't a Word

HomeOxford Dictionaries, part of Oxford University Press, on Monday announced its annual Word of the Year. For 2015, it's not a word, but rather an emoji -- in this case the emoji called “Face With Tears of Joy”. Read more...

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