01 novembre 2018

M.B.A. Applications Drop (Except Outside the U.S.)

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Meanwhile, increasing numbers of business school admissions officers are checking candidates' social media. More...

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ACT Ends Practice Some Said Hurt Students With Disabilities

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Testing organization will no longer tell colleges names of students who requested accommodations -- even if those students agreed to have some information shared. More...

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American Jewish U Halts Undergrad Programs

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. American Jewish University, in Los Angeles, has announced that it is ending undergraduate admissions and "sunsetting" its undergraduate curriculum, which currently enrolls about 70 students. More...

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Nobel Winner in Physics 'Never Applied' to Be Full Professor

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Donna Strickland (at right) was on Tuesday named one of the three winners of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics. Many have noted that she is the first woman in 55 years to win the prize. The BBC noted in a radio interview that Strickland is an associate professor at the University of Waterloo and asked why she was not a full professor. More...

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3 Share Nobel in Chemistry

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Three researchers this morning were named winners of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for work in which they "harnessed the power of evolution." Half of the prize was awarded to Frances H. Arnold of the California Institute of Technology for work on "the directed evolution of enzymes." The other half was split between George P. Smith of the University of Missouri at Columbia and Gregory P. Winter of the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, in Britain. More...

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LSAT Will Go All Digital

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The Law School Admission Test will be all digital, abandoning its traditional paper-and-pencil approach, starting after July 2019. More...

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Michigan Sets Record for Public University Campaign

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The University of Michigan announced Thursday that it has become the first public university to raise $5 billion in a fund-raising campaign. The campaign, started in 2013 with a goal of raising $4 billion, still has until the rest of this year to add to the total. More...

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The 'Tyranny' of the Top 5 Economics Journals

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Economics is a field in which there has long been a strong hierarchy among journals. A new study by the National Bureau of Economic Research finds strong evidence that publishing in what are generally considered the top five economics journals appears to have a strong influence on tenure decisions in highly regarded departments. More...

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Harassment at the Annual Meeting

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Historians join political scientists in documenting the unprofessional and illegal behavior women experience at annual gatherings. More...

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3 Share Nobel Prize in Physics

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Three researchers were this morning named winners of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics for inventions in laser physics. Half of the prize was awarded to Arthur Ashkin of Bell Laboratories for his work on "optical tweezers and their application to biological systems." The other half of the award, for "their method of generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses," goes to Gérard Mourou of École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, in France, and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and Donna Strickland of the University of Waterloo, in Canada. More...

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