16 janvier 2018

Margaret Atwood, #MeToo, Due Process and a Professor

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Column by author who is a feminist icon asks if she is a “bad feminist” -- and revives debate over whether a university inappropriately fired a noted novelist.
Margaret Atwood is a feminist icon, best known for writing The Handmaid's Tale, which is attracting a new generation of fans through the recent television series. More...

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Counselor issues critique that college admissions demands are pushing high school students to make bad choices

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Demands over number of college-level courses are distorting students' precollege experience and creating needless stress, says essay capturing support among counselors. More...

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‘In the Event of a Nuclear Attack’

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. In October, the University of Hawaii sent out a message to all students and employees with the subject line "in case of nuclear attack." The email message featured links to various resources and explained, "In light of concerns about North Korea missile tests, state and federal agencies are providing information about nuclear threats and what to do in the unlikely event of a nuclear attack and radiation emergency." The email message received national press attention, some of it mocking. More...

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Research suggests colleges with high rankings aren't necessarily succeeding at student engagement

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. New study finds no relationship between scoring high in several rankings and the measures considered by leading survey of student engagement. More...

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Analysis challenges idea that black medical school applicants are 'stealing' spots from white applicants

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Critics of affirmative action regularly suggest that minority applicants are winning competitive admissions slots that should be going to white (or, in some cases, Asian and Asian-American) applicants. More...

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College Board Responds to Trump Statement on Africa

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The College Board on Friday announced a response to President Trump's statements denigrating people from Africa, Haiti and elsewhere. David Coleman, president of the College Board, announced that the organization was donating $100,000 to the African Leadership Academy, which educates top students from throughout Africa to prepare them for the best colleges around the world. More...

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African Immigrants and College Attainment

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. President Trump's comments last week about immigrants from African nations have led to discussion of immigrants from different parts of the world. The Pew Research Center has studied the topic, and it found that black immigrants from Africa, aged 25 or older, are more likely than the U.S. population as a whole, or the wider immigrant population, to have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree. More...

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The Week in Admissions News - January 15, 2018

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Here are links to coverage of admissions issues in Inside Higher Ed over the last week.
The U.S. Justice Department is investigating an admissions code of ethics for possible antitrust violations. More...

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King Day Satire by Rice Students Angers Many

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. A satire in the Rice University student newspaper has angered many, including university leaders. The back page of The Rice Thresher, the paper, typically contains humor of some type. More...

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South Korean Universities Settle With Elsevier

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. South Korean universities, which have been engaged in a long standoff with Elsevier over access to its major academic journal database, reached an agreement with the publishing giant, Science reported. More...

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