06 mai 2018

What Applicants Want in Part-Time M.B.A. Programs

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Many business schools are anxious about the future of full-time M.B.A. programs. Many prospective students these days are opting for specialized one-year programs or certificates, not seeing the value or not having the time for a full-time residential M.B.A. More...

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The Campus-Based Studies on Test Optional

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. On Thursday, a major study was released by admissions experts who said their research shows that dropping requirements that applicants submit SAT or ACT scores can help colleges achieve key goals. More...

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Shrek Loses Shot at Becoming Toledo Mascot

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. A tweet (at right) from the University of Toledo Tuesday -- featuring Shrek -- promised that if that tweet received 500,000 retweets, Shrek would become the university's new mascot. The university never intended the tweet to be taken seriously, but it took off. More...

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Professors Back Free Speech

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Professors express strong support for free speech on campus, even for speech that some may find offensive, according to research published this week in The American Interest. The support for principles of free speech is roughly as strong among faculty members who identify as Democrats as it is among Republicans. More...

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Fresno State Won't Punish Professor for Tweets

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. California State University at Fresno announced late Tuesday that it would not punish a professor whose tweets calling the late first lady Barbara Bush racist prompted numerous calls for her firing -- although many experts on academic freedom said that there was no basis for doing so. More...

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White Nationalist Drops Suit Against Cincinnati

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Richard Spencer, the white nationalist, has dropped his lawsuit against the University of Cincinnati. Spencer sued after the university said he could speak, but only during spring break and if he paid standard security fees. More...

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Total Spending on Humanities Research Drops Slightly

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. In 2016, inflation-adjusted spending for academic humanities research decreased for the first time since 2007, the first year for which reliable data are available. Expenditures in 2016, approximately $435 million, were down slightly (less than 0.1 percent) from the year before. The data are from the Humanities Indicators, a project of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. More...

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Tweets and an Incident at Knox

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. A faculty member's tweets -- and an incident that followed debate about them -- have set off discussions at Knox College about whether Jewish students and faculty members face hostility at the Illinois liberal arts college. More...

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Whom Did You Thank in Your Dissertation?

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Jennifer Polk set off an interesting discussion on Twitter by noting that she thanked her favorite band in her Ph.D. dissertation acknowledgments and asking others for unusual thank-you notes they made when finishing their doctorates. More...

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Seeking Rural Applicants and Perhaps Ideological Diversity

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Warren Wilson sees success in part of strategy to make campus more welcoming to conservative students. Swarthmore expands recruiting. More...

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