29 janvier 2020

Is Sci-Hub Safe?

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. Warnings that Sci-Hub poses a cybersecurity threat to universities have intensified. But few institutions appear to be acting on them. More...

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Sharing Frank Feedback

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. Macmillan Learning took the unusual step of sharing early faculty feedback on a product not yet ready for prime time. Could the publisher’s openness differentiate it from competitors. More...

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ALA Rethinks ‘Free Speech Zone’

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. The American Library Association raised eyebrows last week with a proposal to create a “designated area for the expression of social beliefs” at its upcoming midwinter meeting in Philadelphia. More...

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Morris Brown Partners With Other College

HomeBy Marjorie Valbrun. Students graduating from Morris Brown College will now be accepted by Point University for graduate studies under a new agreement announced Monday between the two private liberal arts institutions. MBC graduates will also pay discounted tuition as part of the agreement. More...

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Belated Apology for High-Profile Alumna

HomeBy Marjorie Valbrun. The president of Goshen College offered "profound apologies" on Wednesday to a now-famous alumna who was denied a volunteer coaching position at the institution 11 years ago because of her sexual orientation. More...

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Syracuse University to Receive Record Donation

HomeBy Marjorie Valbrun. The Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation intends to pledge $75 million to Syracuse University’s S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. The gift will be the largest donation to the university in its 150-year history and one of the largest ever to a school of communications. More...

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Iowa Employees Report Discrimination, Bias and Retaliation

HomeBy Lilah Burke. In 2017, the University of Iowa hired the law firm Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., to do a comprehensive review of the college's employment practices. The firm's report is now complete and includes complaints from many employees about unfair treatment and fears of retaliation, The Gazette reported Friday. More...

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Professor Calls Police When Student Refused to Move Seats

HomeBy Lilah Burke. A professor at Ball State University called police on a black student who refused to move from one desk to another, CNN reported Friday. More...

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LSU Responds to Criticism Over Canceled Classes

HomeBy Lilah Burke. Louisiana State University canceled Jan. 13 and Jan. 14 classes for its Baton Rouge campus, as the university football team would be playing the NCAA championship on Jan. 13. The administration said classes would be made up on Saturdays in January and February. More...

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Syracuse Announces New Efforts on Race Relations

HomeBy Lilah Burke. Syracuse University announced on Friday new actions to address campus race relations and equity. The university made national news in November for the “two weeks of hate” the campus experienced, when 16 separate racist or anti-Semitic incidents were reported, spurring student protests. More...

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