04 juillet 2019

What Would Change With Test-Only Admissions?

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce decided to conduct what it called a "thought experiment" on such a system. And that experiment found that the use of test scores alone would result in a significantly different student body -- more white and more wealthy -- than is admitted now. More...

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4 More Colleges Go Test Optional

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Latest group includes one institution -- University of Rochester -- that is competitive in admissions. More...

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Shrinking Gender Pay Gap for Presidents

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. A new study finds that the gender pay gap for university presidents -- currently about 9 percent -- in large part disappears at the most elite colleges and universities. More...

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Grand Jury Probes Harvard Coach's Home Sale

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. A federal grand jury is investigating the sale of the home of the Harvard University fencing coach, The Boston Globe reported. The sale, first reported by the Globe, attracted attention because a wealthy man bought the fencing coach's house, apparently overpaying significantly. More...

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Oxford Receives $188 Million for Humanities

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The University of Oxford has announced a $188 million gift from Stephen A. Schwarzman, the co-founder of Blackstone, to create a center to promote innovation in teaching and research in the humanities. The center will also be home to a new Institute for Ethics in AI. Oxford says the gift is the largest single donation it has received since the Renaissance. More...

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The Quote That Dare Not Speak Its Name

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The library at the University of Central Arkansas has a sign that it places outside. Sometimes the sign shows routine information, such as hours. At other times, the sign includes messages celebrating various months or days that are special to some groups at the university. This month, as part of the Pride celebrations nationally, librarians placed on the sign a quote from Lady Gaga: "Being gay is like glitter. It never goes away." The library posted a photo of the sign to its Facebook page, with the message "We have so much love and respect" for "the LGBTQ members of our community." The library included a link to its compilation of relevant resources on campus and in the area. More...

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Compilation on Recruiting International Graduate Students

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Inside Higher Ed is pleased to release today our latest print-on-demand compilation, "Recruiting International Graduate Students in a Challenging Environment." You may download a copy here, free. More...

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How Much Do Millionaires Pay to Get Their Kids Into College?

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Poll finds that most say they spend less than $1,000. But even as some think that figure is too low, findings also show 20 percent of millionaires under 55 spent more than $50,000. More...

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Scholar's Act of Atonement for Past Criticism of ROTC

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. An essay this weekend in the Chicago Tribune describes an academic's evolving views of Reserve Officer Training Corps. The scholar is Jeff Rice, a senior political science lecturer at Northwestern University. More...

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Athletic Slots at Top (Academic) Colleges

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. For years, various studies have found that athletes make up large shares of the classes at top liberal arts colleges. The admissions scandal has renewed attention to the trend. The Washington Post conducted a survey and used National Collegiate Athletic Association data to explore the issue. More...

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