27 octobre 2019

Judge Upholds Legality of Harvard's Race-Conscious Admissions Policies

HomeBy Doug Lederman. A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Harvard University's admissions policies do not discriminate against Asian American applicants. More...

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St. John Fisher, 2U Collaborate on Pharm.D.

HomeBy Doug Lederman. St. John Fisher College, in New York, and 2U will create a hybrid doctorate of pharmacy, the online program management company announced Monday. More...

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Post University Selects TutorMe for Online Homework Aid

HomeBy Doug Lederman. Post University, in Connecticut, has selected TutorMe to provide homework assistance to students in its online programs, Zovio, which owns TutorMe, announced. More...

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Ohio University Suspends Fraternities Amid Hazing Concerns

HomeBy Doug Lederman. Ohio University on Thursday suspended all 15 members of its Interfraternity Council after seven of them faced allegations of hazing. "The swift action being taken in light of the allegations that have surfaced affirms Ohio University’s commitment to the health and safety of our students," the university said in a statement, asking students to report any and all hazing they've encountered. More...

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Half of English Now Pursue a Higher Education

HomeBy Doug Lederman. Then prime minister Tony Blair set a goal in 1999 that 50 percent of young people in England go on to get a higher education -- and the country has now hit that symbolic goal, the BBC reported. The goal for postsecondary attainment is similar to those that have been set by many American states and President Obama in the last decade or so. While 50.2 percent of England's young people now go on to attend a university or some kind of post-high school training, up from 25 percent in 1990, divides are evident. The figures are 57 percent for women and 44.1 percent for men. More...

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Caltech Nets $750 Million Donation for Climate Studies

HomeBy Doug Lederman. A couple who have made billions from agricultural products have pledged $750 million to the California Institute of Technology to fund research into climate change, the university announced. More...

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Columbia Sidelines Its Ragtag Marching Band

HomeBy Doug Lederman. No one who favors the precision movements and excellent musicianship of Big Ten or HBCU bands would ever mistake Columbia University's unusual band for one of those. But for decades, the Ivy League university's ragtag marching band has entertained -- and sometimes embarrassed -- (often sparse) crowds at football games with chaotic, occasionally cringeworthy musical numbers and comedy routines that make fun of opponents, campus administrators, politicians and others. More...

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Modernizing the Workforce

HomeBy Doug Lederman. "Modernizing the Workforce" is Inside Higher Ed's new print-on-demand compilation.
A copy of the booklet may be downloaded here, free.
On Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed's editors will conduct a free webcast on the themes of the booklet. Sign up here to register. More...

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Photos Result in Leave for East Carolina Chancellor

HomeBy Doug Lederman. The University of North Carolina system placed East Carolina University's interim chancellor on leave Monday after local news media published photographs and videos of him allegedly drinking at a bar with students, The News & Record of Greensboro reported. More...

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The Pulse: Learning Technology Entrepreneurs

HomeBy Doug Lederman. This month's edition of the Pulse podcast features a panel discussion of entrepreneurs sharing their stories of bringing learning technologies to market. The conversation, recorded at a joint meeting of the PA/DE/NJ Distance Learning Association and the Venture Café, in Philadelphia, involved representatives of Learn by Hand, Study Tree, Yellow Dig and AEFIS. More...

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