28 janvier 2019

Stepping Out of the Rat Race

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Saying it wants to "again become a place where talent feels valued and nurtured," Ghent University overhauls its system for faculty evaluation to de-emphasize quantitative metrics and annual progress reports. Professors will be asked about their goals and what they are proud of. More...

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Trump Proposes DACA Deal for a Wall

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi described Trump's plan to reopen the government as a "nonstarter," saying it does not provide permanent solution for young immigrants who are protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. More...

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A 10% Tuition Cut, but Who Benefits?

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Ontario cuts domestic student tuition by 10 percent while scaling back aid spending. Colleges won't be made whole, and students who got grants covering their full tuition will receive a portion of their aid in loans. More...

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Oxford Suspends Funding Ties With Huawei

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The University of Oxford will not accept new donations or research funding from the Chinese telecommunications company Huawei amid concerns that its equipment could be used for espionage, the BBC reported. More...

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Liverpool Apologizes for Email on Chinese Students and Cheating

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The University of Liverpool was accused of racism after it sent an email to international students saying that Chinese students usually don’t know the word for “cheating” in English, the BBC reported. More...

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MIT 'Suspended' Russian Oligarch From Board

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology removed a Russian billionaire from its Board of Trustees after the Treasury Department imposed sanctions on him and his company last April as part of a move to penalize Russian oligarchs accused of advancing Russia’s “malign activities,” Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty reported. More...

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Scholarship Stoppage

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. About 30 Palestinian students studying on State Department-sponsored scholarships will see their funding lapse in apparent unintended consequence of new law making it easier for U.S. victims of terror attacks to pursue claims against Palestinian government. More...

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Now Hiring ‘Dr. Inside’

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Erroneous job ads with the preferred candidates' names in the titles roil academics who have experienced "sham" searches. More...

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Delta College Professors Unionize

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. The faculty at Delta College in Michigan voted to unionize, 145 to 24, with one ballot not marked, according to the Midland Daily News. The new bargaining unit is affiliated with the National Education Association. Delta was previously Michigan’s only community college without a faculty union. More...

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Wright State Faculty Members to Strike Today

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Faculty members at Wright State University are set to strike and picket at 8 a.m. today after two years of failed contract negotiations and newly imposed terms of employment, including a furlough policy. Wright State has attributed those new terms to a plan to reduce historical overspending, but the union has called them an attack on faculty rights. More...

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