19 avril 2019

Details on Tufts Ties to Opioid Producer

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. An article on the science news website STAT details the ties between Purdue Pharma, which produces opioid painkillers such as OxyContin, and the medical school at Tufts University. More...

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Kicked Out of Stanford

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Student linked to admissions scandal found to have included false material in application. More...

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MIT Adds Review of Some International Projects

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Wednesday announced it was starting a new process for "elevated risk" projects involving collaborations with "people or entities from China (including Hong Kong), Russia and Saudi Arabia." The new review will go beyond traditional systems of examining the value of projects. More...

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Kentucky Makes Pledges to Black Students

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Facing protests by black students, the University of Kentucky made a series of pledges to them this week. Among the pledges: including "a representative from the Black Student Advisory Council on all senior-level search committees (deans and high-level administrators)," standardizing the role of diversity officers throughout the university, covering a mural that includes images of black people widely seen as racist, and staffing a center to help students dealing with food insecurity. More...

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‘English Universities in Crisis’

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Many Americans are watching the chaos in Britain as the country searches for a path forward consistent with the vote to leave the European Union. But for years now -- well before the Brexit vote -- English universities have seen turmoil as a result of a shift in government policy on higher education, imposing tuition and competition in ways that would seem familiar to many Americans. More...

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Hollins Debates What to Do About Racist Yearbook Images

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Hollins University, like many colleges, recently surveyed its old yearbooks to see if they contained racist images. On Tuesday, the university was debating (with help from social media) what to do about the images it found. More...

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One Small College Will Close; Another Slashes Programs

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Hiwassee, in Tennessee, will shut down. Wheeling Jesuit will eliminate all but eight of 30 academic programs and will slash faculty jobs as well. More...

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ACE Names 39 New Fellows

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The American Council on Education has announced the next 39 participants in its fellows program. Fellows -- people identified as future leaders in higher education -- are placed at an institution other than their own, where they work with a senior leader. More...

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Compilation: Why Metrics Matter

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Inside Higher Ed is pleased to release today our latest print-on-demand compilation, "Why Metrics Matter." You may download a copy here, free. And you may sign up here for a free webcast on the themes of the booklet on Tuesday, April 23, at 2 p.m. Eastern. More...

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‘Commuter Spouses’

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Author discusses her new book on couples -- in academe and other fields -- who can't find jobs in the same location. More...

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