20 décembre 2015

The rich-poor divide on college campuses is getting wider, fast

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. The main dining hall at Trinity College starts you off with a choice of infused water: lemon, pineapple, strawberry, melon. More...

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The for-profit education company targeting the whole world

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. With the reputation of U.S. for-profit colleges in tatters, one company has found a convenient way to circumvent regulation in this country: by operating primarily in overseas markets. More...

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Creating opportunity beyond community college

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Everyone loves inspiring, up-by-the-bootstraps academic narratives, stories of successful students who are also ex-convicts or former welfare mothers or persecuted immigrants, and many students who participate in Vassar College's Exploring Transfer program have beaten harrowing odds. More...

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The plight of the black academic

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. In his new book, The Scholar Denied, the sociologist Aldon Morris writes that contrary to the discipline’s preferred origin story, the field of sociology was actually founded by W.E.B. DuBois, the first black person to receive a Ph.D. in the United States. More...

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Investing in college student mental health pays off

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. A new study shows that more California college students are seeking mental health treatment — and that's a positive trend, according to the authors. More...

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Did you love watching lectures from your professors?

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Earlier this fall, Molly Worthen, a history professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, wrote a persuasive defense of the lecture as an instructional form. Particularly in the humanities, Worthen argued, students need to absorb long, complex arguments. More...

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College campuses are the new test facilities for emerging technology

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. College campuses have long been sites of innovation and technology. Housing superior research and development facilities, a plethora of advisory resources and brilliant thinkers, higher ed institutions are natural hubs for creating next-gen systems. More...

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University to employ, house adults with autism

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. In what’s being billed as a first-of-its-kind effort, a major university is looking to create housing and employment opportunities for adults on the spectrum. More...

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University system could save $360M annually with quicker graduation

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. University System of Maryland chancellor Bob Caret wants to cut down the average student's graduation rate by a semester. More...

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Groups converge for mock shooting near University of Texas

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Only a handful of gun-rights advocates and those supporting Texas’ new, less restrictive campus-carry law showed up near the University of Texas campus here on Saturday for a highly publicized but divisive demonstration and mock shooting in favor of ending gun-free zones. More...

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