27 mars 2016

California Judge Orders Corinthian to Pay $1.17 Billion

HomeA California judge on Wednesday ordered the defunct Corinthian Colleges to pay $1.17 billion because of what he found to be false advertising and other practices that misled students into enrolling and borrowing money to pay tuition, The Los Angeles Times reported. Read more...

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Did Rothschild Impostor Trick a Top Chinese University?

HomeA top Chinese university may have been tricked by a man pretending to be a member of the Rothschild banking family, the Associated Press reported. Read more...

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Study Examines the Value of For-Profit Credentials

HomeA new study featured in this month's edition of American Economic Review found that employers are less likely to accept a job applicant for a business or health job if they have attended a for-profit online institution than they would an applicant from a nonselective public institution. Read more...

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Berkeley Vows to Improve Response to Sex Harassment

HomeThe University of California at Berkeley on Thursday vowed to improve prevention efforts and responses to allegations of sexual assault and sex harassment. The announcement follows a series of incidents in which the university has been accused of ignoring longstanding harassment issues or of issuing light sanctions for serious violations of policy. Read more...

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Jury: Law School Didn't Mislead Student With Jobs Data

HomeThomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego did not mislead a graduate who said the institution made false promises about her career prospects, a jury found Thursday. Read more...

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Pell Surplus Could Help Year-Round Proposal

HomeThe federal government will spend roughly $22 billion on the Pell Grant program in 2016, according to new numbers from the U.S. Congressional Budget Office. The more than $7 billion projected surplus in the $30 billion program follows several years of declines in spending on Pell Grants, due to previous changes in eligibility for students. Read more...

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NYU Ups Minimum Wage to $15 for Students

HomeNew York University announced Thursday that it will adopt a $15 per hour minimum wage for student workers in 2018-19. Currently, NYU student workers are covered by New York State's $9 minimum wage. Read more...

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After Hack by Neo-Nazi Group, Anti-Semitic Fliers Appear on Campus Printers

HomeStudents at various colleges nationwide were stunned and upset Friday to find anti-Semitic fliers (below) on campus printers. Many students initially assumed that someone in their library or residence hall had printed the flier. But as the day went on, more campuses reported the same flier on their printers. The flier -- including two swastikas -- accuses Jews of "destroying your country through mass immigration and degeneracy." A neo-Nazi group that runs the website called The Daily Stormer (named in the flier) took credit for hacking the various printers and expressed pleasure in the distress of students who found the fliers. Read more...

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Repurposing Your Scholarly Skills

HomeBy Elizabeth H. Simmons. Nervous about a new leadership role? Review your scholarly skill set and prepare to apply it in a fresh context, says Elizabeth H. Simmons. Read more...

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Choosing to Lead

HomeBy Judith S. White. On each campus, we often consider a small group of people leaders, but leadership is a collective activity that requires creativity and initiative at every level of institutional work, writes Judith S. White. Read more...

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