27 octobre 2019

SAT Scores Canceled in Egypt and Hong Kong

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Testing agency acts because of the "illegal theft" of materials. More...

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Harvard Provides Conflict-of-Interest Training to Coaches

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Harvard University is providing conflict-of-interest training to coaches in the wake of a scandal. The university fired its head fencing coach over conflict-of-interest policy violations. More...

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New Indictments in Admissions Scandal

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. New federal indictments were handed down today against 11 parents in the college admissions scandal. They were charged with allegedly "conspir[ing] to commit federal program bribery by bribing employees of the University of Southern California (USC) to facilitate their children’s admission. More...

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The Classical Alternative to the SAT

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The last academic year, about 21,000 students took a college entrance exam that was not the SAT or the ACT. They took the Classic Learning Test, an alternative to the establishment tests. More...

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The ACT Advantage vs. the SAT

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. ACT announced scoring reforms on its ACT exam last week. The changes are effective September 2020. More...

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Utah Students Demand Meeting on Safety Issues

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. University of Utah students are demanding a meeting with President Ruth Watkins over safety concerns, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. More...

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Indiana Gets $60 Million Gift; SMU Gets $50 Million

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Indiana University at Bloomington on Friday received a $60 million gift from Fred Luddy. The gift will support the creation of a multidisciplinary research program on artificial intelligence. More...

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Not Following the (Non-)Rules

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Some colleges were violating NACAC rules before they changed. More...

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Georgetown Protest Blocks Homeland Official From Speaking

HomeBy Scott JaschikProtesters at Georgetown University blocked Kevin McAleenan, the acting secretary of homeland security, from giving a keynote at conference on immigration Monday, The Washington Post reported. More...

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Nobel Prize in Physics

HomeBy Scott JaschikThe 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded this morning to James Peebles of Princeton University and Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz of the University of Geneva. Peebles won half the prize "for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology." Mayor and Queloz shared the other half of the prize "for the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star." More...

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