15 mai 2016

Student-Loan Interest Rates Will Drop Again in 2016-17

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The rate on undergraduate Stafford loans will drop from 4.29 percent to 3.76 percent for the 2016-17 academic year. The rate for graduate Stafford loans will be 5.31 percent, a drop from 5.84 percent this year. The rate on PLUS loans, which allow parents to take out loans to pay for their children’s college education, also dropped — from 6.84 percent to 6.31 percent. More...

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Watch John Oliver Blast Exaggerated Scientific Findings

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . John Oliver, the comedian and host of the HBO show Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, has perfected the art of the searing, outrage-induced explanatory monologue. The topic for Sunday’s show? Scientific studies. More...

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Would Academe Make a Good Reality Show?

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Ever think higher ed was ripe for reality TV? You’re not alone. Emily Nussbaum, Pulitzer Prize-winning television critic for The New Yorker, floated the idea on Twitter over the weekend. More...

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Student Reporter Interviews Obama. First Question? The Fafsa.

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . When President Obama made a surprise appearance in the White House’s Briefing Room on College Reporter Day, on April 28, he probably didn’t expect one of the student journalists there to ask him for more access. More...

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Shareholders Approve $1.14-Billion Sale of U. of Phoenix Parent

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Shareholders of the parent company of the University of Phoenix on Friday approved a deal to sell the company to a group of private investors for $1.14 billion, The Arizona Republic reported. More...

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U.S. Tells UNC It Violates Federal Law by Following Controversial Bathroom Bill

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The U.S. Department of Justice has notified the president of the University of North Carolina system that it is violating federal civil-rights law by following a controversial new state law that has drawn widespread criticism as biased against transgender people. More...

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For Her Last 18 Months at Harvard, Endowment Chief Got $13.8 Million

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Harvard University’s former investment chief was paid $13.8 million for her last 18 months of work before leaving the job, in 2014, Bloomberg reported on Friday. More...

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The Citadel Won’t Allow Student to Wear a Hijab With Her Uniform

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The Citadel has denied an incoming Muslim student’s request to wear a hijab, or head scarf, with the college’s military uniform, its president, Lt. Gen. John Rosa, said in a written statement on Tuesday. More...

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Capital Punishment

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/linguafranca-45.pngBy . The New York Times reported recently that the National Weather Service has decided to stop yelling at us, at least typographically. FLOODING will now be flooding, and 9.2 ON THE RICHTER SCALE will be smaller, if only in appearance. More...

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Vivat Academia!

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/linguafranca-45.pngBy . Among the relics of medieval Latin still venerated by modern American colleges and universities are the mottos inscribed or circumscribed on the great seals that adorn their diplomas. Long before mission statements were sine qua non at institutions of higher learning, their seals evoked their aims.
Harvard, of course, leads the pack with a coat of arms reading ve ri tas: One word for “truth,” in a trinity of syllables. Lest there be any doubt about the nature of this trinity, the coat of arms was at one time encircled with the motto Cristo et ecclesiae, for Christ and the church.
Down in New Haven, Yale went Harvard one better by adding light to the truth, lux et veritas. It seems a simple addition, but the backstory is complicated because the Yale motto is a translation of an obscure Hebrew phrase, Urim vThummim. If you’re curious, a 2001 article in the Yale Alumni Magazine explains the development not only of Yale’s motto but also of Harvard’s. More...

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