28 mars 2016

Congressional Hearing on Campus Political Activity

HomeStudents and several experts testified in front of Congress Wednesday that many private, nonprofit universities are overly restrictive of campus political speech out of misplaced fear that their tax-exempt status may be in jeopardy. Read more...

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University Starts Scholarships Based on Tweets

HomeMinnesota State University at Moorhead has announced an unusual scholarship program. Four $2,500 scholarships and two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded (on top of other aid for which students are eligible) based on tweets. Read more...

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11 Research U's Improve Low-Income Graduation Rates

HomeThe University Innovation Alliance this week announced a three-percentage-point collective increase in the proportion of degrees earned by low-income students at its 11 research university members. Read more...

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Remember Your SAT Words? Try This Crossword Puzzle

HomeThe College Board is honoring the death of SAT words -- infamously esoteric words that high school students memorize for the test and forget soon after -- with a special crossword puzzle in The New York Times. Read more...

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OpenStax, College Stores Partner for Textbook Customization

HomeOpenStax, the Rice University-backed publisher, is partnering with textbook distributor NACSCORP to get its free textbooks into the hands of more students. Read more...

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Law Students Face More Debt and More Stress

HomeLaw students are borrowing more and feeling more stress about that borrowing, according to the latest edition of the Law School Survey of Student Engagement, released today. Read more...

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Stanford to Set Principles for Renaming Buildings

HomeStanford University on Friday announced that it will create a panel to draft guidelines for how to consider renaming buildings and other spaces that honor those with imperfect (and worse) histories. The university created the panel amid a push from many students to rename several structures named for Junipero Serra (right), an 18th-century Roman Catholic priest who created missions throughout California. Read more...

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Harvard Report on Sex Assaults Targets Final Clubs

HomeA Harvard University panel on Tuesday released a report of recommendations on preventing and dealing with sex assaults -- and a major emphasis was the university's final clubs, which are private groups, some with significant wealth and facilities and most of which admit only male students. Read more...

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Zenith Education Unveils Aid Process for Nonprofits

HomeOfficials at Zenith Education Group are hoping a new financial aid process that provides pre-enrollment financial literacy counseling will help students make better-informed decisions at the nonprofit Everest and WyoTech campuses. Read more...

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U of Cambridge Moves Controversial Cockerel Bronze

HomeJesus College of the University of Cambridge has removed from public display a bronze of a cockerel -- long a symbol of the college -- that was looted from Benin City in Nigeria by British authorities in the late 19th century. Read more...

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