23 juillet 2018

Report on State Spending and GOP Tax Policies

HomeBy Emma Whitford. A new report by the American Federation of Teachers shows that 41 states spend less money per higher education student today than they did before the 2008 recession. The report, titled "A Decade of Neglect: Public Education Funding in the Aftermath of the Great Recession," details the effects of austerity measures taken in the last 10 years. More...

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Reaching Beyond Ivory-Tower Science on Twitter

HomeBy Emma Whitford. Worried about "preaching to the choir" on her Twitter account, Isabelle Côté, a professor of marine ecology and conservation at Simon Fraser University, analyzed the Twitter followings of over 100 ecology and evolutionary biology faculty at 85 institutions in 11 different countries. More...

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Pentagon Caps Benefit Transfers at 16 Years

HomeBy Emma Whitford. The Department of Defense announced Friday that service members who have been in the military for more than 16 years will no longer be able to transfer GI Bill benefits to their dependents, Military Times reports. More...

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Colleges Cut Ties to Papa John's Founder After Slur

HomeBy Emma Whitford. Colleges and universities are continuing to re-evaluate their ties to John Schnatter, the founder of Papa John’s Pizza, after he used a racial slur to describe black people. Schnatter apologized Wednesday, but many colleges are already distancing themselves from his company. More...

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Bias Against Jews Covered by Title VII, Judge Rules

HomeBy Emma Whitford. Case involves an allegation that Louisiana College wouldn't hire a coach because of his Jewish heritage. More...

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Melting Away Myths

HomeBy Emma Whitford. The University of Wisconsin at Madison is viewed by some in the state as elitist, expensive and liberal, so the university's alumni group is holding one-on-one discussions around the state -- offering ideas and ice cream. More...

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A New 2-Year College in Chicago

HomeBy Emma Whitford. A Chicago-based nonprofit is opening a private two-year institution aimed at Latino immigrants. More...

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Preparation Is the Secret Sauce for Writing a Great Senior Thesis

HomeBy Emma Whitford. Senior theses are widely used to let students demonstrate what they've learned in undergrad, but the factors that lead to a high-quality product are not what you might expect, researchers say. More...

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A Not-So-Silent Silent Phase

HomeBy Emma Whitford. Many colleges used to wait for the official campaign launch to reveal the campaign target. No more. More...

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Professor Faces Fraud Charges for False Job Offer

HomeBy Emma Whitford. A former professor at Colorado State University faces felony charges after being accused of fabricating a job offer from the University of Minnesota, CBS Denver reported. More...

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