25 juillet 2018

Can a $49 English Test Pass Muster?

HomeBy Greg Toppo. A new, ultra-low-cost English skills test is crashing the already crowded party of higher ed language assessment, offering prospective international students the ability to demonstrate their English skills from virtually anywhere with an internet connection. More...

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Sources: Bad News Cut From Michigan State Alumni Magazine

HomeBy Greg Toppo. After a review by Michigan State University interim president John Engler, an upcoming edition of the university’s alumni magazine will not include planned long-form essays exploring how the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case has tainted the university, multiple anonymous administration sources told the Detroit Free Press. More...

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Time to Dismiss the Stanford Prison Experiment?

HomeBy Greg Toppo. The 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment has long been considered a window into the horrors ordinary people can inflict on one another, but new interviews with participants and reconsideration of archival records shed more light on the findings. More...

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Official: USC Knew Med Dean Led Double Life

HomeBy Greg Toppo. A former vice dean of USC’s medical school told state authorities Tuesday that he feared the school’s then dean, Carmen A. Puliafito, “could be doing drugs” while in charge of the school, and that Puliafito could one day be “found dead in a hotel room,” the Los Angeles Times reported. More...

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Backlash and Boycott Over Exclusionary Conference

HomeBy Marjorie Valbrun. Anger grows over major scholarly meeting in Asian studies, organized by group based in U.S., that will hold conference in India even though Pakistanis will be banned from attending. More...

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Questions on Michigan's Investment Tactics

HomeBy Marjorie Valbrun. Questions about Michigan’s investment practices were prompted by an investigation by the Detroit Free Press, which found that a large portion of the university’s nearly $11 billion endowment is invested in private equity, hedge and venture capital funds, and real estate investment firms run by top university donors and alumni investment advisers. More...

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Study Shows How Working Community College Students Fared

HomeBy Marjorie Valbrun. Newly released federal data show that a large portion of students enrolled at public, two-year colleges in 2011-12 worked during their first year at those institutions. More...

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New Federal Data Also Show Enrollment Declines

HomeBy Marjorie Valbrun. Undergraduate enrollment in the United States, widely measured as decreasing for the last six straight years, fell by more than half a percent from fall 2015 to fall 2016, according to newly released data from the National Center for Education Statistics. More...

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A Tax on Free Campus Parking?

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. College and university business officers grapple with tax reform's ramifications on benefits like parking and transit. More...

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Presidents Who Leave Liberal Arts Colleges

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. A handful of college presidents have decided to make the unusual move from a liberal arts college to a professionally oriented institution. Despite love for the liberal arts, they say the time was right -- for many reasons. More...

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