28 février 2016

Blackface or a Cosmetic Treatment?

HomeA debate has been set off at the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater over a photo on Snapchat that appears to show two students in blackface. Read more...

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TIAA-CREF Is Now TIAA

HomeTIAA-CREF, which provides financial services and retirement planning to employees of colleges and universities, will shorten its name to TIAA, the company announced. The name change is part of a larger rebranding effort, which also includes a new website and logo design. Read more...

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Harvard Accessibility Lawsuit Moves Forward

HomeA judge in a federal district court in Massachusetts has allowed an accessibility lawsuit against Harvard University to proceed. The National Association of the Deaf last year sued Harvard over online content rendered inaccessible for learners with disabilities due to a lack of closed captions. Read more...

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Fairfield U Responds to 'Ghetto' Party

HomeFairfield University officials are condemning an off-campus "ghetto" party at which attendees wore brown makeup and mocked black people, The New York Times reported. Read more...

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Plan Would Lower Tuition, Change Names at NC HBCUs

HomeLegislators in North Carolina are drafting plans that would dramatically cut tuition and change the names of some of North Carolina's public historically black colleges, The News & Observer reported. Read more...

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Academic Minute: Slacktivism

HomeToday on the Academic Minute, Sandra González-Bailón, assistant professor of communication at the University of Pennsylvania, explores the rise of slacktivism online and whether it affects the real world. Read more...

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Turmoil on Israel's Council for Higher Education

HomeSix members of Israel's Council for Higher Education announced that they were resigning from the body, potentially preventing it from making decisions as it now lacks the required membership of 19, The Jerusalem Post reported. Read more...

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Grand Canyon Again Pushing for Nonprofit Shift

HomeGrand Canyon University, a for-profit that was exploring nonprofit status but then said that such a shift seemed unlikely, is now moving ahead with a plan to make most of its academic units nonprofit, The Arizona Republic reported. Read more...

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Clinton Allies Continue to Stress Issue of Black Colleges

HomeAllies of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign continue to push hard on the issue of historically black colleges, arguing that the college affordability plan of Senator Bernie Sanders, Clinton's rival for the Democratic nomination, would hurt these institutions. Read more...

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New Survey of Higher Education 'Insiders'

HomeThe consulting and research firm Ithaka S+R is launching a recurring survey of 110 "insiders" to capture what presidents, chancellors, provosts, faculty members and others think about current higher education issues. Read more...

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