08 mars 2015

Financial Aid for Undocumented Students Is Losing Its Stigma

The New York TimesBy . For years, it was information shared only in whispers. Undocumented students, bright and educated, wanted to go to college, and a precious few universities were willing, very quietly, to help them pay for it.
But as ferocious battles rage in Congress, statehouses and courtrooms over the legal status of undocumented immigrants, an evolution has been underway at some colleges and universities. More...

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Not the Usual College Party (This One’s Sober)

The New York TimesBy Jennifer Conlin. It started with a wine cooler, said Paige Cederna, describing that first sweet, easy-to-down drink she experienced as a “magic elixir.”
“I had no inhibitions with alcohol,” said Ms. Cederna, 24. “I could talk to guys and not worry about anyone judging me. I remember being really proud the day I learned to chug a beer. I couldn’t get that feeling fast enough.” But before long, to get over “that feeling,” she was taking Adderall to get through the days. More...

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Not the usual college party (this one’s sober)

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. It started with a wine cooler, said Paige Cederna, describing that first sweet, easy-to-down drink she experienced as a “magic elixir”. More...

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Sightlines introduces solutions for small college campuses

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Sightlines, a leader in helping academic institutions better manage their facilities and capital investment strategies, has introduced a new service line designed specifically to help higher education executives at small college campuses better mitigate risk, optimize resources and maximize the value of every dollar spent on facilities. More...

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Gradually, and Then All at Once

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpg?itok=rd4sr8khBy Matt Reed. I miss a few days of blogging, and a college goes under. Honestly, I turn my back for one minute...
Sweet Briar College’s announcement that it will close this summer reminded me of Hemingway’s description of going broke: gradually, and then all at once. Although Sweet Briar still has an endowment that many small colleges would envy, and is still respected in the sector, its discount rates have reached levels that it has decided it simply can’t sustain. Read more...

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The Hillary Email Disclosures

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/law.jpgBy Tracy Mitrano. No one has ever accused the federal government of being ahead of the technological curve, and understandably so. In our society it is the market that drives this kind of innovation, not the government. But even at that speed, it would appear that the federal government might do well to get its policy house in order. Allowing anyone, not to mention the Secretary of State, to operate out of a personal email account shocks even my jaded IT policy conscious. Read more...

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5 Reasons Why We Are So Upset About Sweet Briar

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. Why are we so upset about the end of Sweet Briar College (SBC)? In a country with 21 million college students, why should we worry when a campus of 561 closes its doors? Read more...

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3 Questions I Would Have Asked In Sweet Briar

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. By now you have probably read Scott’s piece on Sweet Briar College’s decision to shut down at the end of this academic year. I’m sure that all of us feel just horrible for the  students, faculty, staff, and alumnae of Sweet Briar. Read more...

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University labour strife underscores cost of tenured academics

Go to the Globe and Mail homepageBy Simona Chiose. The battle between York University and almost 4,000 striking workers over the lack of job security for contract faculty is underscoring a major shift in how undergraduate students are educated across the country.
Even as access has greatly expanded, Canadian universities say they can no longer afford to deliver higher education through tenured academics who may spend more than a third of their time engaged in research. Instead, most universities have decided that, to staff their classrooms at reasonable cost, they must turn, in varying degrees, to contract instructors and teaching-track faculty. Read more...

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Where’s the evidence?

By Grace Karram Stephenson. As with most countries, Canada’s universities are increasingly important to the nation’s economic and social development. Indeed, their central role in recruiting skilled labour was evident in February when the government altered its new immigration laws to provide universities with more freedom to recruit their own personnel. Read more...

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