20 décembre 2015

Free college isn't all it's cracked up to be

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. "The U.S. needs more education" has been conventional wisdom for decades now. I can still remember, as a teenager, hearing Bill Clinton and other politicians promise that higher education would be the key to preparing Americans for the new information-based economy. More...

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The future of affirmative action

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Affirmative-action policies, which have provided a leg up in admissions to black and Latino students at selective colleges for almost 50 years, are in deep trouble. On Wednesday, when the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas II challenging affirmative-action policies, it is very likely that a majority of justices will lay the groundwork for a decision striking down UT Austin’s use of racial preferences. More...

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Venezuela's university professors vote with their feet

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Millions of Venezuelans voiced their displeasure with President Nicolas Maduro's Socialist Party by giving opposition parties an overwhelming victory in congressional elections Sunday. More...

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Future Forward offers a second chance

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office (DAO) and the Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) are launching a program that will expunge certain criminal records for participants who enroll at the college and successfully complete its requirements. More...

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The new digital stars of higher education

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Peripheral characters have a funny way of changing our perspective. Once bit players, they invert our understanding of the plot, turn heroes into villains and reframe the issues. More...

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Live up to the liberal arts’ ideals, address society ‘s realities

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. As a high school student, I first became attracted to the notion of the liberal arts; of idyllic college campuses where debate was encouraged, one’s writing abilities honed, and an appreciation for lifelong learning fostered. I found all of this and more at Oberlin College. More...

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Gale launches digital archive on crime, punishment in the 19th century

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. There has long been a public fascination with crime, and a new digital archive from Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, brings more than 2 million pages of primary source material to support the study of nineteenth century history, literature, law and criminal justice. More...

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Why are fewer college presidents academics?

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Only two hours away from Ferguson, Missouri, a series of events quickly enflamed the University of Missouri in Columbia this fall.* In a few short weeks, reports of racial slurs and a poop-smeared swastika led to a protest during a homecoming parade, one hunger striker, tents in Carnahan Quad, and a trending Twitter hashtag, #ConcernedStudents1950. More...

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Link college funding to reaching key education goals

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. New Mexico spends more to support higher education than most other states but ranks 47th nationally in college graduation rates, with only 41 percent of students earning a bachelor’s or associate degree within six years, a new state report says. More...

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Higher education regents outline legislative agenda

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Local state legislators met at Cameron University Monday afternoon to learn more about what's in store for higher education in Oklahoma. More...

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