06 avril 2015

Presidents in Indiana Decry 'Religious Freedom' Law

HomeThe presidents of three universities in Indiana issued statements over the weekend criticizing Indiana's new "religious freedom" law, which state lawmakers say is needed to protect religious freedom but is viewed by many as license for businesses to discriminate against L.G.B.T. people. Read more...

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Policies and Conversation

HomeBy E. Gordon Gee. The issue of sexual violence on college and university campuses has been a metaphorical bomb dropped on the reputation of American higher education. A bomb that has been ticking and counting down for decades, and has now reached the point of explosion and complete catastrophe. Read more...

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Do Adjunct Quotas Work?

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. As adjuncts and their tenure-track allies struggle to create more full-time positions, some of them have leverage: contracts or state laws that govern the percentage of courses that must be taught by full-time faculty members. But attempts to enforce limits on colleges’ employment of part-time adjuncts prove difficult, as an ongoing legal battle in Massachusetts illustrates. Read more...

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U.S. Names Remaining Colleges Under Scrutiny

HomeBy Michael Stratford. Officials at the U.S. Department of Education on Friday released the names of 20 colleges whose access to federal funds they have restricted because audits of those institutions uncovered various problems, most of which were “severe.” Read more...

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Cash Monitoring List Unveiled

HomeBy Michael Stratford. The U.S. Department of Education on Tuesday, for the first time, named most of the hundreds of colleges whose federal aid it has restricted because of concerns about their finances or compliance with federal requirements. Read more...

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A New Era? The Outlook for U.S.-Cuba Academic Relations

By . A new era in U.S.-Cuba relations was ushered in on December 17th when the presidents of both countries announced they were prepared to end nearly six decades of estrangement. I had nearly lost hope that in my lifetime there would be a rapprochement between my adopted nation and the island where I was born and which I left 55 years ago with my parents. More...

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05 avril 2015

Johns Hopkins Faces $1-Billion Lawsuit Over U.S. Experiments in Guatemala

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Nearly 800 former research subjects and their families filed a billion-dollar lawsuit on Wednesday against the Johns Hopkins University, blaming the institution for its role in U.S.-government experiments in Guatemala in the 1940s that infected hundreds of people with sexually transmitted diseases, The Sun reported. More...

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For-Profit College, Online Since 1993, Will Close

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Jones International University, a for-profit online college based in Colorado, will close because of declining enrollment, The Denver Post reports. From 2011 to 2014, enrollment at the institution dropped by more than 50 percent. More...

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Education Dept. Updates List of Colleges It Has Subjected to Extra Financial Scrutiny

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The U.S. Education Department on Friday released an updated list of colleges that are subject to heightened cash monitoring, an extra level of financial scrutiny. The department identified about two dozen institutions that had been redacted from an earlier version of the list, which the department released on Tuesday. The updated list includes institutions that face heightened cash monitoring as of March 1. More...

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How Lots of Community-College Data Fall Through the Cracks

By . Community colleges have recently been thrust to the forefront of higher-education policy. From state lawmakers pushing new ways to answer work-force needs, to President Obama’s proposal to make the colleges free, the attention on community colleges is sharpening. More...

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