02 janvier 2018

Debate on Racism and Free Speech at Tennessee

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Students and faculty members at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville are debating issues of race and free speech, The Knoxville News reported. More...

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Women Are Majority of New Medical Students

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. For the first time ever, women make up a majority (50.7 percent) of those enrolling in medical school, according to new data from the Association of American Medical Colleges. This fall, the number of new female medical students increased by 3.2 percent, while the number of new male students declined by 0.3 percent. More...

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Harassment at Annual Meetings

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. A "sizable" minority of women and a smaller but still notable share of men have experienced harassment or other inappropriate behavior at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, according to a survey of members that the association has just released. More...

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Controversial Professor Quits

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. On Thursday, he announced on Twitter that he was leaving his tenured job at Drexel. "After nearly a year of harassment by right-wing, white supremacist media outlets and internet mobs, after death threats and threats of violence directed against me and my family, my situation has become unsustainable," he wrote on Twitter. More...

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Study: Counseling Boosts Completion Rates

HomeBy Paul Fain. Intensive college counseling provided to college-seeking, low-income students shifts their enrollment toward four-year colleges that are both relatively inexpensive and have better graduation rates than other institutions, according to a research paper published last week in Education and Finance Policy. More...

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Enrollment Slide Continues, at Slower Rate

HomeBy Paul Fain. College enrollments in the U.S. decline for a sixth straight year -- although at a slower rate -- while the bachelor's degree got more popular. More...

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British University Backs Out of Plans for California Campus

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The University of Warwick has walked away from plans to develop a branch campus in California, putting an end to what was arguably the most ambitious plan by a foreign university to build a branch campus in the U.S. to date. The British university originally announced plans to build a 6,000-student campus on donated land outside Sacramento in early 2015. More...

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No License to Teach

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A Western-style university in Russia is hamstrung as authorities keep denying its license to teach.
The European University at St. Petersburg has no students. It has no classes. The Western-style institution does not have an educational license, and Russian government authorities have so far denied its applications to regain one. More...

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Gender Trouble

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A departmental committee told a professor he had to teach Judith Butler in his class in the name of gender balance. He refused. As for Butler, she doesn’t want her work forced on him. More...

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The Education of Lyle Clinton May

HomeBy Nick Roll. Prison education programs are often aimed at reducing recidivism and helping prisoners find careers once they’re no longer behind bars. So what happens when a prisoner doesn’t have a release date?
In many ways, Lyle Clinton May is an ordinary Ohio University student. He has a major. He has an adviser with whom he communicates regularly. He’s pursuing a bachelor’s degree.
He’s also a convicted felon, awaiting the death penalty for a double homicide committed in 1997. More...

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