06 septembre 2015

The dangerous separation of the American upper middle class

The American upper middle class is separating, slowly but surely, from the rest of society. This separation is most obvious in terms of income—where the top fifth have been prospering while the majority lags behind. But the separation is not just economic. Gaps are growing on a whole range of dimensions, including family structure, education, lifestyle, and geography. Indeed, these dimensions of advantage appear to be clustering more tightly together, each thereby amplifying the effect of the other. More...

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Why are colleges really going test-optional?

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. It's an increasingly popular move in higher education. Hundreds of schools no longer require student applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores. More...

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Community colleges to study impact of engagement on outcomes

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Leading community college network Achieving the Dream announced, today, a new collaboration with Echo360 to explore which student engagement behaviors and pedagogical strategies may be leveraged for greater student persistence and completion. More...

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University endowment returns fall with equity, bond markets

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. U.S. public-university endowments, including the country’s second-wealthiest at the University of Texas, are reporting fiscal 2015 returns that fail to meet the annual industry standard. More...

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Obama has not finalized post-presidential plans: White House

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. President Barack Obama has made no final decisions about what he will do after leaving office, the White House said on Monday, following comments by Columbia University's president that he looked forward to welcoming Obama back to campus in 2017. More...

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Daily marijuana use among students highest since 1980

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. For the first time in decades, marijuana use is more popular than smoking cigarettes among kids on college campuses across the United States. More...

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Kira Talent partners with Hobsons to enhance higher education admissions

University Business LogoBy Tim Goral. Kira Talent, the company behind Kira Academic, the first video admissions platform for universities and colleges, announced its partnership with Hobsons, the market leader in application and admissions customer relationship management (CRM) software. More...

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Free college on the presidential agenda

By William Patrick Leonard. The mounting notoriety of the United States’ burgeoning student debt linked with the 2016 presidential election has drawn the attention of a growing number of announced candidates. Their foci appear to be an easy-to-understand remedy – the free college. Free or at least at low cost to the student. Read more...

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01 septembre 2015

Patrimoine culturel de l'Amérique française : une encyclopédie

Par Francine Clément. L’Encyclopédie du patrimoine culturel de l’Amérique française est un ouvrage multimédia qui a vu le jour sur le web en 2008. Des collaborateurs américains, français, canadiens et québécois collaborent à cette encyclopédie nord-américaine dont la base se situe à l’Université Laval. Voir l'article...

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Etats-Unis : les chauffeurs d’Uber pourraient désormais être considérés comme… ses propres employés

Par L'Atelier de l'Emploi. Intérimaires et sous-traitants pourraient, sous certaines conditions, être considérés comme des employés à part entière, selon une décision du National Labor Relations Board le 31 août. Un choc retentissant pour de nombreuses entreprises américaines. Suite...

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