28 février 2016

U of Texas at Austin Sets Rules for Handguns on Campus

HomeThe University of Texas at Austin set rules to allow handguns on campus and inside classrooms, the university announced Wednesday, though it opposes the law that requires the change. Read more...

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New America's Plan for Higher Education Financing

HomeIn most states, public funding for higher education has not recovered in the wake of the last recession. And odds are that state disinvestment will get worse after the next economic downturn, according to New America. That, in turn, means more picking up slack by the federal government. Read more...

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Geography, Race and Student Loan Delinquency

HomeThe Washington Center for Equitable Growth released Wednesday the second in a series of maps examining the interplay between geography and student debt. By breaking down student loan delinquency rates by zip code, the map shows minority communities are disproportionately affected by delinquency, even after controlling for income, on both the national and city level. Read more...

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When Colleges Fall in Rankings, Tuition Goes Up

HomeWhen colleges move down in the rankings, they respond by raising tuition, according to a new study. Read more...

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$750M Settlement for Carnegie Mellon in Patent Suit

HomeMarvell Technology Group has agreed to pay Carnegie Mellon University $750 million to settle a patent lawsuit the university filed against the company in 2009, the university announced. A federal appeals court in August partially vacated a judge's earlier ruling that Marvell pay Carnegie Mellon $1.169 billion for willfully infringing two patents for a chip technology. Read more...

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Are Armed Marshals Really Collecting on Student Loans?

HomeTwitter featured many posts in the last two days about a report from Texas that seven armed U.S. marshals showed up at the Houston residence a man with outstanding student debt. Many worried that the millions of Americans with student debt now had to fear armed agents of the U.S. government. Read more...

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Recommendations for the College Scorecard

HomeThe Obama administration should improve its College Scorecard by imposing higher standards for calculating loan repayment rates and breaking down earnings data by program, a new report by the Center for American Progress recommends. Read more...

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Congressman Talks Human Rights at NYU Shanghai

HomeA U.S. congressman who has held hearings on China’s influence on U.S. universities and academic freedom issues raised by partnerships between American and Chinese universities gave a speech at New York University’s Shanghai campus on Tuesday in which he criticized China’s human rights record. Read more...

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Even Kanye West Thinks Textbooks Are Too Expensive

HomeKanye West, in the midst of a wide-ranging Twitter rant about his new album, The Life of Pablo, being $53 million in debt and his preferred music streaming service, on Wednesday issued a call to lower the cost of textbooks. Read more...

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Spellings Outlines Agenda for UNC System

HomeMargaret Spellings (right), former U.S. secretary of education, on Friday outlined her agenda for leading the University of North Carolina system, of which she becomes president March 1. In a speech to a retreat of the board, she invoked the UNC system's history -- twice invoking Bill Friday, the late legendary system president. Read more...

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