24 février 2018

U of Illinois System Office Is Shrinking

HomeBy Paul Fain. When its ongoing administrative realignment is complete, the University of Illinois System will have shifted 115 positions and $8.4 million in recurring funds from the central office to the system's three campuses, which are located in Urbana-Champaign, Chicago and Springfield, the system said Friday. More...

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Identity Now

HomeBy Mark Edmundson. My students at the University of Virginia are transfixed by identity, much as college students everywhere now seem to be. They want to know who they are, and they spend plenty of their college time trying to figure it out. Am I gay or straight? Or am I some complexly shifting mix of sexual identities? Am I male or female, or perhaps something in between? Maybe I should contemplate changing my gender identity, through dress and appearance, or even through surgery. Perhaps I’m queer. More...

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The 9th Graders of 2009, 7 Years Later

HomeBy Grace Bird. Federal study finds that 72 percent of a nationally representative sample had some college, and plurality of those who didn't earned $10,000 or less. More...

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A Family Affair

HomeBy Grace Bird. A chancellor secured positions for his daughter and son-in-law, even amid tight budgets at his university. More...

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What Role for Higher Ed in an AI World?

HomeBy Grace Bird. Contrary to popular belief, most Americans feel optimistic about the impending artificial intelligence revolution, even though they think it will take more jobs than it will create. More...

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A Different Kind of Field of Dreams

HomeBy Grace Bird. Massachusetts college embeds a field for people with disabilities into its sports facilities, aiming to support its curriculum and serve local organizations. More...

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Early-Childhood Program Linked to College Success

HomeBy Grace Bird. Inner-city children who participated in an intensive childhood education program in Chicago from preschool to third grade were more likely to get a college degree than their peers who did not, according to a study published Monday by the National Institutes of Health. More...

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Alleged Sex Assaults at Michigan State

HomeBy Grace Bird. Michigan State University and the National Collegiate Athletic Association are facing scrutiny not only over the actions of a doctor who abused scores of women, but over athletes alleged to have raped and assaulted others. More...

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University Removes Art Following Sexual Misconduct Charges

HomeBy Grace Bird. Seattle University has removed Chuck Close’s "Self-Portrait 2000" after the celebrated artist was accused of sexual misconduct in a December Huffington Post report. More...

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Winner of University Pageant Sues Over Age Dispute

HomeBy Grace Bird. The 2016 winner of Miss Coastal Carolina University is suing the college and the pageant for allowing her to compete even though she was too old to qualify for the state's pageant held the following June, according to a report by The Post and Courier. More...

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