24 février 2018

3 More Instances of False Data in ‘U.S. News’ Rankings

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The University of South Florida lists among its "points of pride" that its graduate nursing program is ranked 27th by U.S. News & World Report. Except it no longer is. More...

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M.B.A. and Law Grads Give Programs Poor Reviews

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Only 20 percent of law graduates and 23 percent of M.B.A. graduates said that their programs "prepared me well for life outside of graduate school," according to a new survey by Gallup. More...

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Flags Seized at University of Hawaii's Maui College

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. A protest at the University of Hawaii Maui College last week included the seizure of the main U.S. and Hawaii flags from a flagpole on the campus, Maui News reported. Those protesting objected to the U.S. flag flying on top of the state flag. More...

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Should Presidents Hug?

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. A president is on leave over allegations that include unwanted hugging. Should college leaders stick to handshakes. More...

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Florida Tragedy Hits 2 Colleges

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Among those murdered were one student who had committed to attending the University of Indianapolis and another who was bound for Lynn University. Plus, past articles on colleges and national policies on gun violence. More...

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Should Names of Campus Buildings Reflect Student Demographics?

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Administrator says it is "reverse racism" to seek more diversity in the names of buildings. More...

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Political Scientists Rank the Presidents

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The New York Times marked Presidents' Day with a survey of the American Political Science Association’s Presidents and Executive Politics section, asking members to rank the presidents of the United States. Presidents Lincoln, Washington and Franklin Delano Roosevelt took the top three spots, as they did in the last survey, in 2014. More...

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Independent Students as the New Majority

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Many studies have shown that traditional-age, residential college students are no longer the norm in higher education. A study being released today builds on that by arguing that independent students (those without parental support) are the new majority. More...

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‘A Lab of One’s Own’

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Author discusses new book about how World War I created a brief period of progress for female scientists in Britain -- and the implications of that history for women in science today. More...

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‘Poorly Paid’ Professors

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The study (abstract available here), "Why Are Professors 'Poorly Paid'?," uses data from the Current Population Survey to compare the salaries and other characteristics of those with Ph.D., Ed.D., J.D. or M.D. degrees. Those who reported their profession as "postsecondary teacher" were compared to everyone else. More...

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