28 février 2016

Obama to Nominate King as Secretary of Education

HomeIn a reversal, President Obama now plans to nominate John B. King Jr. as secretary of education, the White House announced Thursday. Read more...

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Are Med Schools Unwelcoming to Those With Disabilities?

HomeOnly about one-third of medical schools' websites make clear that they would accommodate a student with disabilities, a new study by University of Michigan researchers found. About half the websites were vague on the matter. Read more...

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Gravitational Waves Crash Journal Website

HomePhysical Review Letters experienced one of its best web traffic days ever on Thursday as the scholarly journal released scientists' findings documenting the existence of gravitational waves, ripples in space-time first predicted by Albert Einstein. Read more...

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Budget Crisis Prompts La. to Halt Grant Payments to Colleges

HomeLouisiana officials informed colleges in the state on Thursday that they would stop receiving the funds they need to cover their students' grants under the state's merit-based scholarship program, The Advocate reported. Read more...

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Clinton Draws Attention to Feature of Her College Plan

HomeBoth Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton used Thursday night's debate to reiterate their support for plans that would make public higher education free (under the Sanders plan) or debt-free (under the Clinton plan). Read more...

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Academic Minute: Toxic Workers

HomeToday on the Academic Minute, Dylan Minor, visiting assistant professor of business administration at Harvard Business School, explores the cost of having even one staff member bring down the office. Read more...

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Academic Minute: Indigenous People of Costa Rica

HomeToday on the Academic Minute, Michelle Watts, faculty director and assistant professor in the school of security and global studies at American Public University, explores the uncertain future of many indigenous groups and their sacred sites in their Central American homeland. Read more...

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Latest on Mount St. Mary's: Accreditation, Parents

HomeThe latest on the controversy at Mount St. Mary's University in Maryland, where many are outraged by the firing of two faculty members without faculty reviews -- dismissals widely viewed as an attempt to squelch dissent. Read more...

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The Treadmill of Email Production

HomeBy Jennifer Lundquist and Joya Misra. Do you feel anxious and irritable when you think about your email? Do you picture Charlie Chaplin at the ever-accelerating assembly line when you open your overflowing inbox? In a recent meeting, a colleague announced resignedly that he needed an email therapist. He was joking, but each of us could relate to that electronic spiral of despair. Read more...

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Is More Job Experience Really Better?

HomeBy Paula Di Rita Wishart. While people typically view an internship as the only or best way to explore a career, you should think twice before you jump into one, warns Paula Di Rita Wishart. Read more...

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