25 septembre 2018

Renewed Debate About GRE

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. University of Pennsylvania philosophy program drops requirement for its doctoral program, setting off broad discussion about the GRE test's merits and drawbacks. More...

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Positive View of Higher Ed, With Lots of Caveats

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. National poll finds more appreciation of colleges than other surveys have. In some areas, including affirmative action, sexual assault and mental health, the public isn't impressed. Public institutions earn more confidence than private ones. More...

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Data on Black Doctors and Value of Affirmative Action

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. If having more black doctors could save lives, does that change the nature of the debate over the role of race in admissions. More...

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Colleges and Hurricane Florence

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Hurricane Florence is still moving and it remains unclear how much damage it will do to colleges in the Carolinas. At Inside Higher Ed, we hope the damage is minimal and welcome reports from colleges on how they are faring. More...

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U.S. Reviews Allegations of Anti-Jewish Bias

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The U.S. Education Department's Office for Civil Rights has re-opened a complaint filed seven years ago charging that Rutgers University permitted a hostile environment for Jewish students, The New York Times reported. The complaint had been filed after a supporter of the movement to boycott Israel spoke at Rutgers. The Obama administration rejected the complaint. Most academic leaders -- while rejecting the Israel boycott -- have not viewed speeches or activities advocating for the boycott as violations of college regulations or civil rights laws, but as free speech. But the complaint now being reviewed by OCR maintains that “denying the Jewish people the right to self-determination" is a form of anti-Jewish bias. More...

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Does NIH Support 'Edge' Science

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. A new analysis from the National Bureau of Economic Research looks at whether the National Institutes of Health fund "edge" science. More...

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‘See It Feelingly’

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Professor discusses his new book on insights gained from reading classic literature with people with autism. More...

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Study Finds Impact of Required Physical Activity

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. New research finds that required physical activity courses make a difference in the habits of college students. The research compared student physical activity among students with and without a course requirement. More...

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Mercy of Ohio Will Join Bowling Green State University

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Bowling Green State University and Mercy College of Ohio on Wednesday announced the start of a two-to-three-year process under which the college and its degree programs will become part of the university. More...

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