23 juillet 2018

Donor's Slur Raises Questions for Colleges

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. John Schnatter, the founder of Papa John’s Pizza, on Wednesday apologized for using a racial slur to describe black people. His use of the slur also raised questions for universities with which he is associated as a donor. More...

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State Rankings on College Opportunities

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. A new report by Joni Finney of the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education offers state-by-state comparisons on postsecondary educational opportunity. More...

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Protest at Yale Law on Supreme Court Nominee

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Many students and alumni of Yale University's law school are circulating a petition denouncing the way the law school issued a press release on President Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. More...

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Will Trump Change the Way Colleges Seek Diversity?

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Most experts don't expect admissions efforts to diminish, but many say outcome of a key court case could have a big impact. More...

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Cambridge Criticized for Hiring Anti-Gay Scholar

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The University of Cambridge, in Britain, is being criticized for hiring Aron Wall, currently a postdoc at Stanford University's Institute for Theoretical Physics, for a position teaching mathematics, starting in January, The Cambridge News reported. More...

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Scholars Decry Arrest of Ph.D. Student in Egypt

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The Middle East Studies Association has sent a letter to Egyptian authorities protesting the detention and arrest in Cairo of Waleed Khalil el-Sayed Salem, a University of Washington Ph.D. student. The association's letter states that Salem was conducting important research at the time on the interaction of judges and lawyers in Egypt. More...

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Extra Points for Being Nice

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Dartmouth College's Tuck School of Business is trying a new approach. Last month, it announced that it would henceforth look for applicants who possess four qualities: smart, nice, accomplished and aware. Most of the attention on Tuck's list has centered on the quality of being nice -- not necessarily something associated with the cutthroat world of M.B.A. students or the business world. More...

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Princeton and Stanford Drop SAT/ACT Writing Test

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Princeton will now require applicants to submit a graded writing sample. Only 23 colleges now require the test. More...

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Report on Censorship of Art on Campus

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. "One Man's Vulgarity" is the name of a report being issued today by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education on censorship of art on campus. More...

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British University Defends Scholarships for Refugees

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The University of Reading, in Britain, is attracting much praise for its response to those questioning its decision to offer 14 scholarships for refugees in the area. More...

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