26 juin 2016

Dubious Data

HomeBy Jake New. Ranking colleges based on reported number of rapes, as The Washington Post has done, may attract much publicity, but researchers and advocates say doing so is misguided. Read more...

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Blaming the Victim

HomeBy Jake New. Saying victims are to blame, at least in part, for their sexual assaults is a legal tactic used by many colleges accused of negligence. Read more...

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New Guidelines on Campus Sexual Violence

HomeBy Jake New. The American College Health Association on Thursday released new guidelines on how colleges should address sexual and relationship violence. The new guidelines recommend that colleges provide an anonymous reporting option for victims, ensure access to 24-hour crisis response and conduct climate surveys on a regular basis. Read more...

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Stacking the Deck?

HomeBy Jake New. UCSD accused a student of copying from another person's midterm exam, but officials wouldn't reveal the identity of the other student or whether the two were sitting near each other. Read more...

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A Different Approach to Private Student Loans

HomeBy Doug Lederman. Private student loans could function more effectively -- and be a more useful tool for helping students pay for postsecondary education -- if lenders made them using criteria such as institutional quality and the likely return on a student's investment rather than credit scores and co-signers, the authors of a new report from the American Enterprise Institute argue. Read more...

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State Agency as Bully

HomeBy Doug Lederman. Arizona Board of Regents probably violated First Amendment rights of state's student association when it stopped collecting fees for the group, U.S. appeals court rules. Read more...

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Increase in Pell and NIH Funding Advances in Senate

HomeBy Doug Lederman. The full Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday approved legislation that would reinstate year-round Pell Grants for low-income students and provide a $2 billion boost for the National Institutes of Health. Read more...

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U.S. Hearing Explores Impact of Overtime Rule on Colleges

HomeBy Doug Lederman. A U.S. House of Representatives panel held a highly partisan hearing Thursday about the impact that the Obama administration's proposed new rules governing overtime pay would have on colleges and other nonprofit organizations. Read more...

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Senator Urges Tough Stance on For-Profit Accreditor

HomeBy Doug Lederman. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools has a "long record of failure" as an accreditor that warrants tough action by the federal advisory panel that is set to review the agency's recognition later this month, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren says in a report being released today. Read more...

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Accreditor, and Accreditation, on Trial

HomeBy Doug Lederman. When a federal panel weighs whether to keep recognizing an overseer of for-profit colleges this month, the feds and the accreditor alike will be judged on the outcome. Read more...

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