26 novembre 2018

2 Shot, 1 Fatally, After Voorhees Homecoming Event

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Two men were shot, one of them fatally, after a homecoming event Friday night at Voorhees College, in South Carolina. A statement from the college said that the men were not affiliated with the college. The campus has been placed on lockdown. More...

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Mass Shooting at Bar 'Packed With College Students'

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. At least 12 people were shot and killed at a bar in Ventura County in Southern California Wednesday night, the Los Angeles Times reported. More...

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‘Making Up Your Own Mind’

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Mathematics scholar turned college president discusses his new book on problem solving. More...

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Tokyo Medical U Admits Women It Discriminated Against

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Tokyo Medical University has offered spots to 101 women who were discriminated against when they applied, The Washington Post reported. The women were rejected during a period in which the university lowered the scores of women on entrance exams to assure that a majority of new students each year would be men. More...

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Another Mass Shooting With Student Victims

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Southern California campuses shaken by attack in bar full on "college night." 2 students and recent graduate are among those killed. Plus links to background on some of the many other mass shootings with victims tied to academe. More...

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Racist Social Media Posts Roil Davidson College

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Many students at Davidson College have been alarmed by the release by an activist group of racist and anti-Semitic social media posts that the group linked to students at the college, The Charlotte Observer reported. The posts praised Hitler and the Ku Klux Klan. More...

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Confronting 'It's OK to Be White' Posters

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. “It’s OK to Be White” is the message that has periodically appeared on campus posters over the past two years, typically placed by people or organizations who haven't taken credit for doing so, and who are believed to be from off-campus groups. More...

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New Criticisms of GRE

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Study questions utility of the test in doctoral admissions for STEM programs. ETS says the study isn't about what the exam is intended to do. More...

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Sage Colleges Will Combine, Ending Women's College

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The Sage Colleges on Monday announced plans to combine two undergraduate institutions: Russell Sage College and Sage College of Albany. Maintaining the two colleges is confusing and does not advance the Sage mission, said a statement explaining the shift. Russell Sage is a women's college. More...

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Winners of Our Halloween Contest

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Inside Higher Ed held our second annual Halloween contest last week, inviting academics working in costume to post photos to social media. You can see the many great entries at #IHEhalloween. More...

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