27 janvier 2019

‘Two Cheers for Higher Education’

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. What if the critics are (mostly) wrong? Author discusses his new book about why American colleges and universities are stronger than many believe, even though they do face challenges. More...

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For Provosts, More Pressure on Tough Issues

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Nearly half (46 percent) of provosts of American colleges and universities report that at least one faculty member at their institution has faced allegations of sexual harassment in the last year. The percentage was highest (90 percent) at public doctoral institutions and lower in other sectors. More...

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Ruling May Make It Easier to Sue Test Makers

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. New Jersey judge throws out ACT's binding arbitration clause -- which students must sign to take the exam. More...

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Admissions Tool Survives Antitrust Challenge

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Federal judge's ruling in medical school case outlines when antitrust could apply to admissions, and opinion could help with scrutiny some are facing over early decision. More...

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Central Florida Fires 4 Officials Over Building Funds

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The University of Central Florida has announced that it is starting the process of firing four administrators in the administration and finance division, following an investigation that state funds that were not authorized to be used for constructing a building were used for that purpose. More...

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$120 Million Gift to U of Virginia for Data Science

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The University of Virginia on Friday announced a gift of $120 million -- the largest ever to the university -- from the Quantitative Foundation. More...

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Chinese University Fires Gene-Editing Scientist

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The Southern University of Science and Technology, in China, has fired He Jiankui, a professor who stunned scientists in November when he said he had edited the genes in human embryos, The New York Times reported. More...

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2 Involved in Racist Video No Longer Oklahoma Students

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The University of Oklahoma announced Monday that two students who were involved in a racist video that has roiled the campus are no longer students at the university. More...

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Top B-Schools All Report Applicant Declines

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. All of the so-called M7 or very elite business schools reported drops in M.B.A. applications, this year, according to a survey by Poets and Quants. More...

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Racist Video Angers Many at University of Oklahoma

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. A racist video featuring two University of Oklahoma students has angered many on the campus. In the video, a woman in blackface says, "I am a nigger." More...

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