14 juillet 2017

College vs. the Great Recession

HomeBy Nick Roll. Millennials who graduated college just as the 2008 recession was unfolding fared better economically than their peers did, despite facing increased prospects of underemployment and carrying student loans. More...

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Princeton Professor Dies While Teaching in India

HomeBy Nick Roll. A Princeton University professor died after a fall last week while leading a course abroad in India. 
Isabella Clark-Decès (right) was leading a seminar for the Princeton Institute of International and Regional Studies, titled At Home (and Abroad) in the Indian Himalayas, according to the university. More...

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Afghan Girls’ Robotics Team Denied Entry to U.S.

HomeBy Nick Roll. Visas for a group of Afghan high school girls were denied recently, meaning the team can’t enter the U.S. to compete in an international robotics competition. More...

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California State to Guarantee Admission for Qualified Applicants

HomeBy Nick Roll. Under a recently announced state budget deal, CSU will develop a model to guarantee admission at one of its campuses or programs for the estimated 31,000 in-state students it turns away each year solely based on overflow issues, The Sacramento Bee reported. More...

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Louisiana Becomes First State to Ban the Box

HomeBy Nick Roll. The movement to “ban the box” is often touted as a way to help ex-convicts find employment after incarceration. If employers, or states, get rid of the box on a job application where they ask about previous criminal history, that history won’t prevent people who have served their time from reintegrating into society, the argument goes. More...

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Colleges employ tech and partners to recruit stopped-out students

HomeBy Nick Roll. Employing a variety of technologies and company partners, colleges are broadening strategies to woo back former students who never got degrees. More...

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Go Big or Go Home

HomeBy Nick Roll. Decision by the American Society for Microbiology to scale back number of small conferences highlights pressures on the economics of scholarly gatherings. More...

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Professor Praised for Offer of Help in Child Care

HomeBy Nick Roll. When Morgan King emailed her professor about missing class, it wasn’t a typical request for an excused absence. King, a single mother and University of Tennessee student, couldn’t find child care June 14 and emailed her professor, Sally Hunter, the next day to explain why she missed class, The Knoxville News Sentinel reported. More...

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For-Credit MOOC: Best of Both Worlds at MIT?

HomeBy Nick Roll. MIT students reported that taking course online -- instead of same course on campus -- was less stressful than their in-person classes. More...

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Online Learning for Whom? Experts Weigh In

HomeBy Nick Roll. A study's finding that underprepared students fare worse online spurs questions about which groups of students stand to benefit most (and least) from digital learning. More...

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