20 décembre 2015

University of Texas panel recommends allowing guns in classrooms

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. A University of Texas advisory committee has reluctantly recommended allowing handguns in classrooms when a state law goes into effect next year, saying on Thursday it cannot bar the firearms under the state measure. More...

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Online classes appeal more to the affluent

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Free online educational courses may not be democratizing education as much as proponents believe, a new study reports. More...

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College campuses are working to lessen parking pains

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Lisset Hernandez is a "stalker." The Cal State Long Beach student typically idles her car near the front of a parking lot, waiting for someone to leave campus and then offers them a lift to their car. More...

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Jerry Falwell's Liberty University to allow guns in dorms

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Liberty University is ending a ban on firearms in residence halls, the president of the conservative evangelical Christian school announced Wednesday. More...

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Commission approves Ivy Tech recommendations

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has approved recommendations for Ivy Tech Community College. They are meant to strengthen Ivy Tech's support services and ensure its degrees and certificates lead to employment. More...

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Survey: Mac, iPhone and iPad use

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. As Apple raises the bar of what is possible with technology across all organizations, the Apple platform continues to see an uptick in adoption, with user preference as the leading driver. This is a key finding from the second annual global survey of IT professionals on Apple adoption across enterprise, K-12, and higher education organizations from JAMF Software, the leader in Apple device management. More...

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Challenges of university governance

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. The Public Agenda (a nonpartisan organization that provides useful perspectives on public policy issues) has issued a great new report on university governance, A Difficult Balance: Trustees Speaking About the Challenges Facing Comprehensive Universities. Trustees are potentially key agents in bringing about higher education reform. More...

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Race and college admissions at the Supreme Court

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Racial diversity is essential in carrying out the missions of institutions like universities, corporations and the United States military. Affirmative action is one tool that’s useful in achieving that diversity. More...

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Is college worth it? Goldman Sachs says not so much

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. College is certainly an investment, but it’s worth it — right? 
Maybe not, according to new research from Goldman Sachs. 
The company said in a research note published in early December that the average return on college is falling. More...

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University-made GMO soybean seeds ready for market

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. After the patent on one of the most popular versions of genetically engineered soybeans expired this year, U.S. universities are creating new generic GMO soybean varieties, many of which are designed to guard against specific, local pests. More...

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