02 août 2018

Unusually Large Gift for Philosophy at UCLA

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. While $20 million gifts for business or medical schools are common, they are rare for philosophy departments, where seven-figure gifts are generally considered exceptional. In January, philosophy scholars cheered a $75 million gift to the philosophy program at Johns Hopkins University. And on Monday, the University of California, Los Angeles, announced a $25 million gift for the humanities, of which $20 million will support the philosophy department. More...

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ACT Acquires NRCCUA

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. ACT announced Tuesday that it has acquired the National Research Center for College and University Admissions, known by its abbreviation NRCCUA. More...

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Does the Attorney General Care When Republicans Squelch Expression?

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Jeff Sessions gives another speech denouncing campuses for failing to permit all viewpoints to be heard. When it comes to recent incident at University of Kansas, he's not talking. More...

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U.S. Probes False Claims by Temple's Online M.B.A.

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Temple University this month admitted that, for years, its online M.B.A. program intentionally submitted false data about numerous program characteristics to U.S. News & World Report in an attempt to secure top rankings. More...

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Coleman University Will Close

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Coleman University, a nonprofit private vocational university, will close, NBC 7 reported. Officials blamed financial and accreditation issues. More...

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Poll: Most Americans See Higher Ed Headed in Wrong Direction

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Democrats worry about tuition rates; Republicans say professors bring their politics into the classroom and colleges have excessive concern about shielding students from ideas they find offensive. Older Republicans are the most critical. More...

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Deep Springs College -- After 7-Year Struggle -- Admits Women

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Applications were up, and women will make up two-thirds of the first-year class at small and intense institution. More...

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'Forbes,' Attacked by Librarians, Yanks Essay

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Forbes has pulled an essay by a professor that advocated that Amazon stores replace public libraries and thus save the taxpayers money. Librarians and library supporters responded by saying that the article was ill informed and didn't reflect the many roles libraries play. More...

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Experts Consider: 'The World Needs More Cowboys'

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. University of Wyoming received criticism for its admissions marketing campaign. We asked some experts -- and share their views. More...

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Indictment Alleges Bribery in Admissions at Penn

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. A look at what the federal government has alleged and why the indictment raises questions about the extreme advantage athletes receive in getting in to academically elite colleges. More...

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