27 mars 2016

Delaware State Ends 23 Academic Programs

HomeDelaware State University will cut 23 majors this fall, The Wilmington News Journal reported.
The 23 majors, which represent a quarter of the university’s programs, were chosen based on their low enrollment numbers. Read more...

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An 'Internal Boycott' in Israel

HomeThe leader of the Israeli Sociological Society said he is implementing a 2011 decision by the group’s general assembly to refrain from academic cooperation with Ariel University, which is located in an Israeli settlement in the West Bank. Read more...

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U.S. Government Further Eases Cuba Sanctions

HomeThe U.S. Departments of Commerce and Treasury on Tuesday announced changes to sanctions regulations against Cuba that will further loosen restrictions on travel to the island and allow Cuban nationals in the U.S. to earn salaries or stipends. Read more...

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Study: Students Know Little About Consumer Credit

HomeNearly 60 percent of California college students interviewed for a recent survey could not define the term "credit score." The survey, released Tuesday by student loan website LendEDU, included responses from 668 students at both two-year and four-year institutions. Read more...

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Ohio Distance Learning Clearinghouse to Close

HomeOhio's distance learning clearinghouse, ilearnOhio, will shut down next academic year because of a lack of state funding, The Columbus Dispatch reported. Read more...

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New Report Looks at Study Abroad vs. On-Campus Mortality Rates

HomeAmerican college students are less likely to die on study abroad programs than on their home campuses, according to a new analysis of insurance claims published by the Forum on Education Abroad. Read more...

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Obama Court Pick Not Major Force in Higher Ed Law

HomeMerrick B. Garland, President Obama's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, could well have a major impact on legal issues important to colleges, their students and their employees. But as a judge on a federal appeals court, Garland has not written major opinions on higher education law. Read more...

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Former Professor Awarded $1M for Threats About Suit

HomeA former professor of architecture at Catholic University won $1 million in damages this week after a jury found that the institution attempted to scare her out of suing it for discrimination, The Washington Post reported. Read more...

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Laureate Sells Two European Colleges

HomeBaltimore-based Laureate Education announced earlier this week they had reached an agreement with Eurazeo, a European investment company, to sell Glion Institute of Higher Education and Les Roches International School of Hotel Management for $384 million. Read more...

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California Community College Leaders Vote to Oust Accreditor

HomeThe majority of community college presidents in California voted yesterday to pull the colleges away from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, while also working to reform the agency. Read more...

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