28 février 2016

In Bid to Save Money, Chicago State Kills Spring Break

HomeChicago State University announced Tuesday that it will eliminate spring break as part of a plan to finish the academic year before running out of money, The Chicago Tribune reported. Read more...

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Academic Minute: Moral Purity

HomeToday on the Academic Minute, Spike W. S. Lee, associate professor at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, explores how different cultures consider purity … and morality. Read more...

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CUNY Expands Options for Transfer Students

HomeThe City University of New York on Wednesday announced a systemwide program to evaluate the transcripts of all of those who transfer from one of CUNY's community colleges to one of its four-year colleges. Read more...

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Achieving the Dream Urges Colleges to Use More Open Resources

HomeAchieving the Dream announced a new Open Educational Resources Degree Initiative Wednesday in an effort to lower the cost of college and increase completion rates. Read more...

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Disabilities Underrepresented in College Psychology Classes

HomeCollege psychology curricula are missing important information on disabilities, according to a new study. Published in Teaching of Psychology, the study analyzed the titles and descriptions of nearly 700 psychology courses from 98 undergraduate psychology programs across the country. All the programs offered courses on psychiatric disability -- but only eight offered courses on physical disability. Read more...

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Oklahoma Settles Case on Painting Stolen by Nazis

HomeThe University of Oklahoma has agreed to transfer ownership of the Camille Pissarro painting “La Bergère,” or “Shepherdess Bringing in Sheep”, to a Jewish family from whom the Nazis stole the work, The New York Times reported. Read more...

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Study Finds Increase in College Completion in 15 States

HomeA new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center found that 15 states have improved college completion rates for students in four-year public institutions, despite overall national declines. Read more...

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U.S. Urged to Deny Aid to For-Profits That Force Arbitration

HomePublic Citizen, a consumer advocacy group, filed a petition today with the U.S. Department of Education to demand that for-profit institutions that require students to sign predispute arbitration clauses not be allowed to receive federal funding. Read more...

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UNC Greensboro Drops Name of Racist on Auditorium

HomeThe University of North Carolina at Greensboro's board voted last week to change the name of the Aycock Auditorium (right), which has honored Charles B. Aycock, who served as governor of North Carolina from 1901 to 1905. Aycock was a supporter of public education -- for white people -- but was a white supremacist who pushed to limit rights for black people. Read more...

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Illinois Governor Vetoes Bill With Funds for Higher Ed

HomeIllinois Governor Bruce Rauner, a Republican, on Friday vetoed a bill that would have provided $721 million for community colleges and for the state scholarship program for low-income students, The Chicago Tribune reported. Read more...

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