27 février 2016

In Airbnb Era, Colleges Count on Housing Contracts to Deter Dorm-Room Rentals

By Courtney Kueppers. Want to spend a weekend in Chicago? 
At a rate of $320 per night, plus taxes and fees, you could stay at "Samson’s Estate," which, according to a listing on the popular rental website Airbnb, offers wireless Internet, air conditioning, two beds, and a half-bath, shampoo included. More...

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Protecting Student Journalists in a New-Media Era

By Peter Schmidt. The controversial firing of a faculty member who advised Mount St. Mary's University’s student newspaper has drawn attention to such publications’ vulnerability to censorship. More...

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As Federal Sex-Assault Investigations Multiply, Resolutions Remain Elusive

By Katherine Mangan. Over the past year and a half, the number of colleges finding themselves in the cross hairs of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights over their handling of sexual-assault cases has nearly tripled, to 161. More...

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How One Student's Fight for Scholarships and Immigration Rights Made Her a Community Touchstone

By Julia Schmalz. Bernarda Elizabet (Eli) Garcia, a junior at the University of Central Florida, balances coursework and political activism. More...

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2 Keys to Success for Underprivileged Students: When to Start College, and Where to Go

By Karin Fischer. Those who enroll within a semester of earning a high-school diploma are far more likely to earn a college degree or certificate, a study finds. More...

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‘Completion Grants’ Are Just One Part of the Student-Success Puzzle

By Eric Hoover. Even modest financial hardships can often derail students who are nearing graduation. That’s why some colleges give small awards known as completion grants to low-income students who are well on their way to earning a degree. More...

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Confronting a ‘New Normal,’ Berkeley Considers Cuts

By Eric Kelderman. Facing a $150-million budget deficit, leaders of one of the nation's most prestigious public research universities on Wednesday announced an effort to provide long-term financial stability to the institution and become less reliant on state money. More...

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What’s the Best Way to Lead After a Racial Incident on Campus?

By Lee Gardner. Texas A&M’s chief has done many things right in the wake of a recent incident at his campus, experts say. But they see challenges ahead for most colleges as they examine racial climates and seek to build a sense of inclusion for minority groups. More...

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Underrepresented Minorities on the Faculty

By . With the national spotlight focused on diversity in higher education, many institutions are still figuring out how to respond to calls to hire more underrepresented minority professors. Bernard J. Milano, president of the Ph.D. Project — a nonprofit organization committed to diversifying the faculty ranks at the nation’s business schools — talks about how the Ph.D. More...

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U.S. House Backs New Bid to Require ‘National Interest’ Certification for NSF Grants

By . The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation on Wednesday that would require the National Science Foundation to award grants only for research projects that the agency can certify as being in the national interest. More...

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