28 février 2016

Smooth Ride for Would-Be Secretary

HomeBy Ellen Wexler. In a confirmation hearing, the Senate education committee seemed confident that John B. King Jr. would be approved as education secretary. Read more...

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Computer Science as Liberal Arts 'Enabler'

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. Liberal arts colleges are increasingly exploring interdisciplinary connections to find a place for computer science on their campuses. Read more...

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Changing the Conversation

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. The beleaguered U of Phoenix fires back with new advertising campaign that challenges criticism of the for-profit institution. Read more...

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Grading on a Curve

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Trident Technical College in Charleston, S.C., is touting the increased student success it’s seen since adopting seven-week terms two and a half years ago -- so much so that other community colleges are now expressing interest in that schedule. Read more...

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Justice Scalia, a Law School and Diversity of Thought

HomeBy Scott JaschikAfter Georgetown law issues statement mourning the justice's death, some professors object -- and others balk at the way they shared their objections. Read more...

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Unstaged

HomeBy Josh Logue. Oklahoma State theater professor says her department censored a play dealing with gender identity for fear donors would object. Read more...

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Return to Sender

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. UC Irvine moves to reject gifts for endowed chairs from group that has strong opinions -- too strong -- about the study of Hinduism and a desire to influence who would be hired. Read more...

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Is the Word 'Plantation' Racist?

HomeBy Ellen Wexler. Student protesters are demanding that the Cornell Plantations' name be changed by the university. Read more...

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No Rush to 'Go Digital'

HomeBy Carl StraumsheimStudy shows faculty members remain skeptical of digital course materials and generally unfamiliar with open educational resources. Read more...

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'Courtrooms and Classrooms'

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Historian discusses his new book on how courts in the United States have treated cases involving access to higher education. Read more...

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