30 août 2015

Mizzou Suspends Plan to End Grad Student Insurance

HomeFacing a planned graduate student worker walkout over its decision to drop health insurance subsidies for teaching and research assistants, the University of Missouri at Columbia on Friday announced it will reinstate the subsidies indefinitely. Read more...

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Coping With Cuts

HomeBy Kellie Woodhouse. Four-year public colleges and universities have increased their education-related spending even as overall funding has declined. Read more...

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Write college funding into the constitution?

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Could a constitutional amendment help stabilize college funding in Virginia? 
That was a question debated Monday by presidents of public universities as they discussed proposed initiatives to support the goals of The Virginia Plan for Higher Education, which was approved last year by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. More...

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Why we need the three-year college degree

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. In rolling out an ambitious higher education plan this month, Hillary Clinton put a genuine national dilemma-America's ballooning student debt crisis-at the center of the 2016 debate. What a refreshing contrast to her Republican opponents. More...

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ValoreBooks launches college textbook loyalty program

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. ValoreBooks launched its college textbook loyalty program that offers savings, protection and convenience at ValoreBooks.com and more than 1,000 of the best retailers on the web. With ValoreVIP, students get 10 percent cash back automatically-plus cash-back rebates on shipping charges. More...

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How to fix America's crazy high costs of college

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Once upon a time, we were a nation of farmers. Schools were few and far between, for the simple reason that they were largely unnecessary. Then came the Industrial Revolution. Factories mass-produced goods; goods begat services; and services required a modicum of math, literacy and other skills deemed essential to the prosperity of a growing middle class. More...

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29 août 2015

Sask. Ministry of Education and First Nations sign accord

By CBC News. It's being called the first of its kind in Canada — an agreement between Saskatchewan's Ministry of Education and the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations to keep working together, while recognizing First Nations' control of education on reserves. More...

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A new dawn for Aboriginal education?

By National Post View. As usual, opposition criticism contains both truth and exaggeration. While it is true that the quality of education on many Aboriginal reserves remains abysmal, it is untrue that the Conservatives have simply stood idly by. Indeed, the Tories introduced the First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act, designed to provide a stable funding stream, greater incorporation of Aboriginal language and culture in school curricula, support from education experts to improve programs and checks on ministerial power over Aboriginal education. Read more...

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University bans native headdresses, fake dreadlocks from frosh week because of ‘cultural appropriation’

By Kate Dubinski. Leave your native headdresses and fake dreadlocks at home. And don’t bother with the Mohawks, bandanas, tank tops or short shorts, either. 
Western University student leaders will arrive on campus to a beefed-up dress code for Orientation Week in a bid to make the school welcoming to all students and to counter accusations of cultural insensitivity. Read more...

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24 août 2015

68 Percent of Statistics Are Meaningless, Purdue University Edition

By . I don’t know of any other way to put this. Purdue University is harming higher education by knowingly peddling questionable research for the purpose of institutional self-aggrandizement. Purdue leadership should issue a retraction and an apology. More...

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