24 février 2018

Are Admissions Gatekeepers Diverse Enough?

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Article renews debate over whether too-narrow definitions of merit and too-homogeneous admissions staffing limit the diversity of those who are admitted. More...

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Controversial Event at Chicago (Yes, Chicago) Called Off

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Description of conservative group's gathering said immigration has turned U.S. into "porcelain receptacle for other nations’ wretched refuse." Group said rhetoric was intentionally hyperbolic, and that students canceled the event. More...

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Shocker: Humanities Grads Gainfully Employed and Happy

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. What's the worst college major for your career, according to Forbes? Anthropology and archaeology. Kiplinger's says to stay away from religious studies, music, anthropology and art history. More...

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‘The Tyranny of Metrics’

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Author discusses new book on what he views as the dangers of an obsession with numbers in analyzing admissions, academic success, faculty productivity and more in higher education. More...

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Professor Criticized for Comment on Trump

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Northeastern University has criticized a comment by one of its professors and removed a video showing the comment, The Boston Globe reported. More...

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Updates on White Nationalists on Campus

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Many students at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln are upset that the university has said it will not kick out a white nationalist student, The Lincoln Journal Star reported. Officials have said, consistent with the decisions at other public institutions, that the student has a First Amendment right to his opinions, however offensive they may be. More...

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The Cost of Attending For-Profits

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. A new analysis finds that students enrolling in certificate programs are more likely to experience economic gains from enrolling in programs at public institutions, generally community colleges, than at for-profit institutions. Further, the analysis finds that people may be better off economically by not pursuing any postsecondary education than by enrolling in a certificate program at a for-profit. More...

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Instructor Out After Denying Australia Is Country

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Southern New Hampshire University announced on Twitter that an online sociology instructor who denied that Australia is a country has been replaced. The university is also reimbursing the student who had her work rejected for insisting that Australia is, in fact, a country. More...

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Budget Law Forgives Debt of Louisiana Black Colleges

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The budget bill enacted last week included a provision clearing more than $330 million owed by four historically black colleges for loans they took out from the U.S. Education Department to help with recovery from Hurricane Katrina, The New Orleans Advocate reported. More...

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Why a College Ended Admissions by Test Score

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. A few dozen students a year who were meeting the SAT requirement were in the bottom half of their high school classes and didn't perform well in college. More...

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