01 novembre 2018

ACT May Be Used to 'Confirm' National Merit Status

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation is changing the rules on the final step of winning a National Merit Scholarship. Applicants are still selected as semifinalists based on PSAT scores. In the past, semifinalists had to submit SAT scores to "confirm" their eligibility. More...

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Dueling Rallies on Eve of Harvard Trial

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. As a judge gets ready to hear the evidence, defenders and critics of affirmative action eye the broader audience and politics of the dispute. More...

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To Find the Best Fit, Ignore the Rankings

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Stanford study finds that U.S. News and other rankings are based on factors that don't actually reflect what students and parents say they want in a college. More...

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What High Schoolers Don't Know About Tuition Rates

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Most do not know what they would pay to attend a public four-year institution in their home state, study finds. More...

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‘Media U’

HomeBy Scott JaschikAuthors discuss their new book about viewing colleges and universities as media institutions focused on winning over audiences. More...

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Scholars at Yale, NYU Share Economics Nobel

HomeBy Scott JaschikTwo professors were this morning named winners of the 2018 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics for their work "Integrating innovation and climate with economic growth." One of the professors is William D. Nordhaus of Yale University, honored for "integrating climate change into long-run macroeconomic analysis." The other is Paul M. Romer of New York University for "integrating technological innovations into long-run macroeconomic analysis." More...

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Falling Confidence in Higher Ed

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Gallup finds unusually large drop -- primarily but not exclusively among Republicans -- between 2015 and 2018. More...

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Compilation on the Next Generation of Students

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Inside Higher Ed is pleased to release today our latest print-on-demand compilation, "The Next Generation of Students." You may download a copy free, here. More...

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‘Not All Dead White Men’

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. An explosion of online discussion of classics might seem a good thing for those who value the study of ancient Greece and Rome. But a dominant theme in much of that discussion (by people who are not scholars) is misogyny. More...

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Judge Refuses to Block Lawsuit Against UNC

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. A federal judge has rejected a request from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that a suit challenging its admissions policies be dismissed. More...

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