02 janvier 2018

Legal Pot? Doesn’t Matter, Colleges Say

HomeBy Jeremy Bauer-Wolf. Institutions won’t allow students to use marijuana on campuses for fear of running afoul of federal law and losing their funding. More...

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Cuomo Wants Food Pantries at All Public Colleges

HomeBy Doug Lederman. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo plans to introduce legislation that would require all campuses in the State University and City University of New York systems to create their own food pantries or ensure another "stigma-free" way to give hungry students access to food, his office announced Dec. 28. More...

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Best of the Academic Minute, 2017

HomeBy Doug Lederman. The Academic Minute, the daily podcast profiling intriguing research from scholars around the country, has selected the top episodes of 2017. You can listen to them (again, we hope) here, on the following topics: abusive bosses and defensive silence, liberal education, smartphone addiction, diet sodas and accelerated brain aging, and science papers and storytelling. More...

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New Media Consortium Suddenly Folds

HomeBy Doug LedermanThe nonprofit New Media Consortium stunned many academics and educational technology partisans Monday by announcing via email that it was shutting down immediately. The email blamed the closure, insolvency and Chapter 7 bankruptcy on what it called "apparent errors and omissions by its former controller and chief financial officer." More...

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Final GOP Deal Would Tax Large Endowments

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. House and Senate negotiators release final details of tax reform agreement expected to win approval. Plus a list of colleges likely to face new tax. More...

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Partial Relief for Defrauded Borrowers

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Department's decision is major departure from Obama administration, which provided full relief for approved claims. Advocates for students say policy provides inadequate help and creates confusion. More...

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Senate Rule Blocks Effort to Help Berea College

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. The Senate parliamentarian ruled Tuesday ahead of a vote on the Republican tax reform plan that three provisions of the bill -- including one taxing the endowments of private colleges but exempting Berea College -- violate the chamber's rules. The Senate went on to pass the bill without those provisions. More...

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Protest at DeVos Commencement Address

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. In a commencement address to University of Baltimore graduates Monday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos praised the institution for shaping its programs to what students want and need and "not the other way around." But her speech was greeted with protests by graduates themselves, with many standing and turning their backs during the address. More...

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Posttenure Benchwarmers?

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Malaise, slump, deadwood -- there are lots of words for what supposedly happens to professors’ research outputs after tenure. A forthcoming study in the Journal of Economic Perspectives doesn’t use any of those terms and explicitly says it must not be read as an “indictment” of tenure. More...

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The Missing Women

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Study finds that men speak twice as often as women do at colloquiums, a difference that can't be explained away by rank, speaker pool composition or women's interest in giving talks. More...

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