13 octobre 2017

Controversial Professor Placed on Leave

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. On Dec. 24, his tweet saying "All I want for Christmas is white genocide" went viral, with many of those forwarding it saying that Drexel should fire him. More...

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Call for Testing Flexibility for International Applicants

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Colleges and universities should be more flexible about the use of test scores and perhaps consider a lesser emphasis on them when evaluating international applicants, advises a statement being released today by the National Association for College Admission Counseling and its international division. More...

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‘A Practical Education’

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Author discusses his new book about why those who major in liberal arts disciplines -- and the humanities in particular -- make great employees. More...

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On Second Thought…

HomeBy Nick Roll. University of Central Florida lifts suspension of student whose tweet about his ex-girlfriend struck many as rude, but also as free speech. More...

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Ph.D.-Level Position, $28K Salary

HomeBy Nick Roll. University of Illinois-Chicago ad for language program director draws outcry.
The position in question is described as a “visiting lecturer-German basic language program director for AY 2017-2018.” The position is listed with a preference for a candidate holding a Ph.D., and one with experience in language direction experience, although those still working on their dissertations are welcome to apply.
And it pays $28,000 a year. More...

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Correcting Jeff Sessions

HomeBy Nick Roll. Attorney general railed against crime in sanctuary cities, citing two professors’ work. But his claims are contrary to their conclusions. More...

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Tensions in the Art Classroom

HomeBy Nick Roll. Adjunct at School of the Art Institute of Chicago quits, calling out perceived culture of political correctness after students complained about course content. More...

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Uncertainty on Trump's Transgender Order

HomeBy Nick Roll. On Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump announced via Twitter that his administration would roll back previous guidelines that allowed transgender individuals to openly serve in the military. More...

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Banning the Right to Sue

HomeBy Nick Roll. UNC Board of Governors may bar civil rights center from litigation, raising questions about the role of law schools and academic freedom. More...

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Help Your Students Earn A’s by Not Focusing on Grades

HomeBy Nick Roll. Setting goals can help students do better academically, and shorter-term, tangible goals are most effective, paper finds. More...

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