25 mars 2018

Gun Ties Under Scrutiny

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. St. Thomas in Florida forces out CFO who was on gun company's board as renewed focus on firearm investments has colleges quietly checking their portfolios. More...

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Punishing Women for Being Smart

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Employers favor new college graduates with moderate academic success but not high achievement, study finds. New male graduates' grades don't seem to have much impact. More...

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Another Merger Likely; Another Closure

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Lasell and Mount Ida announce that they may combine. Concordia in Alabama will shut down -- second small college in a week to announce such plans. More...

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Sin and Charlie Rose, Redux

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Eastern Michigan University announced Tuesday that it is eliminating four varsity sports, bringing its total number down to 17. The teams being eliminated are softball, men’s swimming and diving, women’s tennis, and wrestling. More...

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2018/03/22/sewanee-reversal-revokes-charlie-roses-honorary-degree

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Eastern Michigan Will Cut 4 Varsity Sports

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Eastern Michigan University announced Tuesday that it is eliminating four varsity sports, bringing its total number down to 17. The teams being eliminated are softball, men’s swimming and diving, women’s tennis, and wrestling. More...

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Lehigh Faculty Votes to Revoke Trump Honor

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. A large majority of faculty members at Lehigh University have voted to revoke the honorary degree presented to Donald Trump in 1988. The issue has been periodically debated since Trump became a national political figure. Many students, faculty members and alumni called for the degree to be revoked after Trump suggested that there were two equal sides in the violence last year in Charlottesville, Va. More...

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A Conservative Underground Surfaces at a Christian University

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. An anonymous newsletter, spread all over campus, accuses Taylor University of being "permissive" on sexuality and insufficiently supportive of creationism. More...

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States Faulted on Help for High-Ability, Low-Income Students

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. State policies continue to fail high-ability, low-income students who could benefit from enrolling in top colleges, says a report being released today by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. The report, “Equal Talents, Unequal Opportunities, Second Edition” is an update to an earlier report from 2015 that looks at a range of policies in states, and found only minimal progress since then. More...

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Save Our Majors Rally at Stevens Point

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Hundreds of students and faculty members at the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point held a rally -- including a brief sit-in -- to protest plans to eliminate 13 majors in the humanities and social sciences, The Stevens Point Journal reported. More...

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Will Master's Gains Come at Expense of the M.B.A.?

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. New data suggest one-year programs in finance and related fields may be poised for gains.
Several years ago, some universities sensed a growing market for one-year master's programs in fields such as finance -- with prospective students seeing these programs as an alternative to the two-year M.B.A. Students reported getting good jobs with the one-year programs and not paying the tuition (or taking on the debt) associated with a full-time two-year M.B.A. More...

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