28 mars 2016

IITs Open Entrance Tests to Foreign Students

HomeThe elite Indian Institutes of Technology will hold entrance exams in eight foreign countries starting in 2017 in an effort to attract more international students. The Huffington Post’s India edition reported that tests for foreign nationals are planned for Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka and, within the United Arab Emirates, Dubai. Read more...

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Gay Rights Groups Urge NCAA to End Ties to Colleges Requesting Title IX Waiver

HomeIn a letter sent to the National Collegiate Athletic Association on Wednesday, more than 80 lesbian, gay and transgender organizations urged the NCAA to "divest from all religious-based institutions" that discriminate against transgender students. Read more...

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College Endowments Fall as Fiscal Year Starts

HomeIn the first six months of fiscal year 2016, college endowments lost an average of 3.8 percent.
That number comes from a new analysis by Bloomberg, which compiled data from a dozen U.S. college endowment funds. Read more...

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Study: College Students Are Conscientious, Financially Aware Consumers

HomeA majority of college students are handling their finances responsibly, according to the results of a survey. Read more...

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Democrats Press Obama on Debt Relief

HomeTwo high-ranking House Democrats as well as 35 Senate Democrats sent letters to Obama calling for a more streamlined process than what the administration has been considering. Read more...

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New Grant Program Aims to Protect Cultural Sites

HomeThe National Endowment for the Humanities will through a new grant program support projects that document or digitally reconstruct at-risk cultural heritage materials. Read more...

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Student Charged With Changing Grades

HomeA student at the University of Connecticut has been charged with second-degree forgery and third-degree computer crime for breaking into his professor's computer and changing grades, The Day reported. Read more...

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Presidents Say They Have Organized Diversity Events

HomeA survey of college presidents by the American Council on Education has found that many report having taken actions to deal with diversity concerns on campus. Read more...

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U of Wisconsin Regents Adopt New Tenure Policies

HomeThe University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents votes today on new tenure, posttenure review and faculty layoff policies to close gaps in tenure protections created by a new state law. But some members of the systemwide task force that drafted the policies being considered say they had little input, reported The Cap Times. Read more...

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Lumina Releases Papers on Performance-Based Funding

HomeThe Lumina Foundation on Thursday released a second batch of white papers on performance-based funding in higher education. Read more...

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