20 avril 2018

Yale: Event Criticized for All-Male Lineup Will Have Women

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Email messages circulating online and on social media have been asking why a conference on cyberwarfare and artificial intelligence, scheduled for later this week at Yale University, appears to have only men scheduled to speak. More...

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‘Speak Freely’

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The start of the academic year saw the publication of several books by scholars about free speech on campus. Now joining those volumes is Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech (Princeton University Press). More...

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Study: DACA Led More to Go to College

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, created by President Obama to help young people brought by their relatives to the United States without legal authorization to stay, has had a significant, positive impact on the educational attainment of those students, especially female students, according to a new paper. More...

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Kentucky Budget Includes Tenure Measure, Cuts Funds for University Press

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The Kentucky General Assembly late Monday reached agreement on a budget plan with provisions (including cuts to operating budgets for higher education) opposed by many academics in the state. More...

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‘Citizens by Degree’

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Author discusses her new book, which argues that federal laws that weren't focused on gender led to rise in female enrollments in higher education. More...

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U of Chicago Police Officer Shoots Student

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. A University of Chicago police officer shot and seriously injured a student Tuesday night, the Chicago Tribune reported. University officials said the incident happened when police officers responded to a report of someone breaking car and apartment windows with a large pipe. More...

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UConn Opposes ‘Entrepreneurial University’ Bill

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The University of Connecticut is opposing legislation designed to make it more entrepreneurial, saying it goes too far in promoting a narrow definition of the institution, The Hartford Courant reported. More...

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Adjuncts on Strike

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The union representing non-tenure-track faculty members in the arts and sciences and English instruction divisions of Loyola University Chicago held a one-day strike Wednesday, signaling growing frustrations with their working conditions and their inability to get what they consider fair offers for a first contract from the university. More...

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Compilation on Innovation in Higher Education

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Inside Higher Ed is pleased to release today our latest print-on-demand compilation, "Innovation in Higher Education." You may download a copy free, here. More...

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Universities must review poorly attended courses

A study of the placement data released by the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service showed that some courses did not attract any students, raising questions as to why taxpayers’ money is being used to sustain them, writes Augustine Oduor for the Standard Digital. More...

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