24 mai 2015

Bad Review

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The Association of Writers and Writing Programs normally comes to the defense of controversial writers. On Monday, however, the group announced it has kicked Vanessa Place, a prominent and sometimes controversial poet, off the planning committee for the association's 2016 meeting. Read more...

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Silicon Valley Innovation: Stanford Law Student Crowdsources Her Graduation Speech

By . Though higher education is constantly changing, commencement ceremonies have largely stayed the same. A graduating student at Stanford Law School is trying to change that. More...

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Most Colleges See Fraternities as Among Their Top Liability Risks

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Report: “URMIA Survey Shows Institutions Are Attempting to Manage Fraternity Risk”
Organization: University Risk Management and Insurance Association
Summary: In the wake of numerous news reports of bad, and sometimes criminal, behavior by fraternities and their members, the association surveyed its members to see if colleges are reconsidering how they oversee those organizations. More...

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Judge Orders Texas Tech to Restore Professor’s Post

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Texas Tech University must restore the teaching responsibilities of a professor who says his anti-tenure views cost him a deanship and an honorary-professor title, The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports. James C. Wetherbe had accused the university’s former provost, Robert Smith, of reducing his teaching load and failing to award him the Paul Whitfield Horn Professorship because of his outspoken views against tenure. More...

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Wis. Lawmakers Reject Governor’s Plan to Scrap For-Profit Oversight Agency

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . State legislators in Wisconsin have voted down a controversial proposal by Gov. Scott Walker to eliminate an agency that oversees for-profit colleges, the Wisconsin State Journal reported. More...

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Obama Sets Limits on Program That Sent Grenade Launchers to Campuses

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The Obama administration on Monday announced new limits on a federal program that passes military arms to local police departments, including campus police forces, The New York Times reports. The ban, on high-caliber firearms and other items, arose out of the national soul-searching that followed the protests last year in Ferguson, Mo. More...

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Professor’s Online Comments About ‘the Blacks’ Were ‘Noxious,’ Duke Says

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . A political-science professor at Duke University is in hot water over a comment he posted online generalizing about “the blacks” and “the Asians,” The News & Observer reports. More...

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For the Sake of Working-Class Students, Give ‘Fisher’ Another Chance

By Richard D. Kahlenberg. On Thursday the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to decide in a private conference whether to accept an appeal from Abigail Noel Fisher in the Fisher v. University of Texas litigation challenging UT-Austin’s affirmative-action policies. If the court takes the case for review, as I think it should, that would be a big victory for poor and working-class students hoping to attend selective colleges and for those who believe racial considerations should not be a factor in deciding who gets ahead in society. More...

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Education Dept. Readies Debt-Forgiveness Plan for Ex-Corinthian Students

By Kelly Field. As the Education Department prepares to unveil its plan to provide loan forgiveness to borrowers who attended the defunct Corinthian Colleges, consumer advocates are amplifying their calls for blanket relief. More...

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23 mai 2015

États-Unis : une mère reçoit le diplôme de son fils décédé

Par Figaro Etudiant. Émue aux larmes lors de sa montée sur l’estrade, Katherine Jackson était invitée par la Thornton Fractional North High School à venir chercher le diplôme de son fils, Aaron Dunigan, mort quelques jours plus tôt dans un accident de la route. Suite...

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