11 avril 2017

Anxiety on the Rise

HomeBy Emily Tate. More than half of the college students who visited their campus counseling centers during the 2015-16 academic year reported symptoms of anxiety, according to a survey by the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors. More...

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Top Art Schools Venturing Online

HomeBy Emily Tate. Elite U.S. and international programs are starting to offer online courses so they are more accessible and affordable -- and to attract new students to their campuses. More...

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Minority Students at Greater Risk of Sexual Assault

HomeBy Emily Tate. Not only are racial, sexual and gender minority groups more likely to be victims of sexual assault, students who consider their colleges inclusive and tolerant are less likely to be victims, two new complementary studies found. More...

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Hometown Connections and Chinese Favoritism

HomeBy Emily Tate. A paper (abstract available here) published by the National Bureau of Economic Research studies the link between hometown connections in China and the rate of fellow selection into the Chinese Academies of Sciences and Engineering. Read more...

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Data Analytics Programs Take Off

HomeBy Emily Tate. To keep up with the explosion of big data across all industries, college and universities have debuted dozens of data analytics programs during the past few years. Read more...

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Diving Into Diversity and Safe Spaces

HomeBy Emily Tate. At American Council on Education annual meeting, three university leaders discuss freedom of expression and student demands for inclusive environments. Read more...

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Booze, Pot, Grades

HomeBy Emily Tate. Regular drinking isn’t associated with meaningfully lower GPAs, study finds, but those who use alcohol and marijuana do see a decline. Read more...

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Academic Freedom Front Lines

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Western-style universities are challenged in Hungary and Russia. Is one university being punished for its ties to George Soros, and another for its gender studies courses. Read more...

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Top Chinese University to Require Swim Test

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. An elite Chinese university has introduced a controversial new requirement -- a swim test. The BBC reported that the requirement -- that new Tsinghua University students prove they can swim at least 50 meters using any kind of stroke -- has prompted debate on social media, with some suggesting it is unreasonable to require students who grew up in inland cities to learn to swim as adults. Read more...

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Thousands Rally for Central European University

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Thousands of protesters gathered in Budapest Sunday to demand that the Hungarian government withdraw proposed legislation that could force Central European University out of the country, Reuters reported. Read more...

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