23 juillet 2018

New Statement on Women and Computer Science

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. An instructor at the University of Washington set off a major debate there and elsewhere over his recent essay in which he says that the low proportion of women in computer science is at this point largely a result of women's choices and is unlikely to change. University officials immediately disputed his claims. More...

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Randolph College Will End Equestrian Program

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Randolph College announced this week that it is eliminating its equestrian program. More...

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The Impact of Justice Kennedy

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. He wrote key decisions on affirmative action and other topics that matter to colleges. Kennedy's departure could erase the Supreme Court majority backing the right of colleges to consider race in admissions. More...

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Voice Mail From a 'Concerned American'

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Professor with Asian name shares voice mail she received -- full of inaccuracies and bigotry -- as one story of the impact of anti-Chinese and anti-immigrant rhetoric. More...

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University Criticized for 'Mansplaining' Ad

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The University of Adelaide, in Australia, is receiving extensive criticism over a billboard that critics say promotes the idea that men need to explain everything to women. More...

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Security Officer and Attacker Killed at Cal Poly Pomona

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. A security officer is dead, as is the officer's attacker, after an incident Friday afternoon at California State Polytechnic University at Pomona. More...

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Audit Raises Money-Management Issues at Stevens Point

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point has cited enrollment drops and limited state funds to explain its controversial decision to eliminate 13 majors, most of them in liberal arts fields. More...

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Ending Honor for Disgraced Scientist

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. After extensive study, Pitt moves to change name of building that houses its public health program -- a name that currently honors the U.S. surgeon general who oversaw the Tuskegee experiment. More...

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55 Layoffs at Meharry Medical College

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Meharry Medical College has announced 55 layoffs, eliminating the positions of about 6.5 percent of employees, The Tennessean reported. More...

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White Supremacist Propaganda on Campus

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. A new report from the Anti-Defamation League documents that there were 292 cases of white supremacist propaganda reported on campuses during the 2017-18 academic year, compared to 165 in 2016-17. Many of the images that appeared (see examples below) -- used Nazi or anti-Semitic imagery. More...

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