19 avril 2019

Amid Criticism, St. Bonaventure Calls Off Conference

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University on Monday announced that it was calling off an academic conference scheduled for this week on the sexual abuse crisis facing the Roman Catholic Church. Some local victims of abuse and advocates for victims criticized the planned event because no victims were scheduled to speak. More...

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George Washington U Debates Colonials Name

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Students at George Washington University have voted to urge the removal of the Colonials name from the university's athletic teams. More...

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More Indictments in Admissions Scandal

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. On Monday federal prosecutors announced that 14 people -- one coach and 13 parents -- had agreed to plead guilty to various charges related to the admissions scandal. On Tuesday, they announced new charges -- including money laundering -- against 16 parents who were not part of the previous day's announcement. More...

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New Effort to Prevent Sexual Harassment

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, along with more than 40 colleges, universities and research institutions, on Wednesday announced the launch of the Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education. More...

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Details on Allegation of Rape by 3 at Michigan State

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. A woman who sued Michigan State University over how it handled her rape allegations has gone public with her name and details of her story. More...

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Southern New Hampshire University… in Arizona

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Southern New Hampshire University announced Wednesday that it is opening an operations center in Tucson, Ariz., to better serve online students outside the Eastern time zone. More...

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What High School Students Want

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Walking backward on tours doesn't impress anyone anymore. How can colleges make an impact? And how can colleges outside California attract Californians. More...

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U of San Diego's Take on Building Name Dispute

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Junípero Serra (right) was an 18th-century Roman Catholic priest who created missions throughout California. While Serra is considered a hero by many and was declared a saint by Pope Francis in 2015, many Native Americans contend that Serra worked to destroy the cultures and beliefs of those who lived in California before the missionaries arrived. Stanford University last year announced that it was changing the names of two buildings that honored Serra. More...

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Admissions Scandal Hits Harvard

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. A wealthy man bought the fencing coach's house, apparently overpaying significantly. Then the man's son was admitted to Harvard and joined the team. Also, Dartmouth announces new protocols to prevent abuses related to athletic admissions. More...

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Seeking a Post-Scandal Path Forward

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. At gathering of admissions leaders, many worry about backlash from lawmakers and pundits. While some note that those arrested aren't typical, one audience member says she and her employees have turned down bribes. No one seemed surprised. More...

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