17 février 2017

Report: Washington Shooter Is Fan of Yiannopoulos, Trump

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Much confusion has surrounded a shooting Friday night at the University of Washington, amid protests over the appearance there of Milo Yiannopoulos, the Breitbart writer whose inflammatory comments upset many on the campuses he visits. Read more...

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Michigan Sets Principles for Renaming Buildings

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The University of Michigan has adopted a series of principles to guide officials when there are requests to rename buildings. The announcement stressed that these were general principles and not a checklist. Read more...

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Columbia University Report Details Ties to Slavery

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Columbia University has become the latest institution to release a report detailing the role of slavery in its history. Read more...

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‘Trans* in College’

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. College Student Educators International is currently raising money to send a copy of Z Nicolazzo’s new book to every member of the Texas Legislature. The book is Trans* in College: Transgender Students’ Strategies for Navigating Campus Life and the Institutional Politics of Inclusion (Stylus). Read more...

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Swastika Chalked on Statue of Founder of Rice

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Over the weekend, swastika graffiti appeared and unnerved people in Chicago, Houston and New York City. In Houston, the incident was on the campus of Rice University, where someone chalked a swastika and "Trump" on a statue of the university's founder, The Houston Chronicle reported. Read more...

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ProQuest Helps Researchers Affected by Travel Ban

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. Library service provider ProQuest is opening its databases to researchers or students unable to enter the U.S. because of President Trump's temporarily suspended travel ban. Read more...

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The British MOOC Invasion

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. FutureLearn, the massive open online course provider owned by the Open University in the U.K., expands to the U.S. Read more...

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Yik Yak's Successor: A Group Messaging App?

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. The company behind the anonymous messaging app Yik Yak is betting on group messaging to capture the interests of college students, according to The Verge. Read more...

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Study: How Much Do University Presses Publish?

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. University presses in the U.S. publish an estimated 15,000 books a year, about 3,000 of which are primary monographs in the humanities, according to a report that attempts to quantify that segment of the scholarly publishing market. Read more...

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VitalSource to Acquire Verba

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. VitalSource, which provides digital content delivery products and services, on Wednesday said it intends to acquire Verba, a San Francisco-based start-up. Read more...

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