01 mars 2015

Done With One-and-Done?

HomeBy Jake New. Frustrated by what they see as the National Basketball Association’s continued pillaging of underclassmen from their teams, some college basketball conferences warn that colleges will consider making freshmen ineligible to play if the N.B.A. does not change its rule that makes players eligible for the draft at age 19. Read more...

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With Deregulatory Slant, A Higher Ed Act Push

HomeBy Michael Stratford. Senator Lamar Alexander on Tuesday committed to finishing a rewrite of the Higher Education Act by the end of this year as he backed a plan written by colleges and universities to roll back federal requirements on higher education. Read more...

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Modest Use of FAFSA List

HomeBy Ry Rivard. Some moderately selective colleges seem to reduce financial aid to students who have indicated they might have their heart set on those colleges -- but the practice does not appear widespread, according to a new study of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. Read more...

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Chile to offer free higher education in 2016

LogoChilean Education Minister Nicolas Eyzaguirre has said the government will start providing free higher education in 2016.
"President Michelle Bachelet has clearly said that free education will begin in 2016, and we are going to honour that promise," Eyzaguirre said Thursday.
"We are going to present to Congress sometime this year a bill to finance and regulate higher education," Xinhua quoted Eyzaguirre as saying. More...

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Why we need ‘free’ community colleges

By Nicholas Wyman. President Barack Obama’s plan for a major expansion in US community college funding has been greeted with both praise and criticism. If widely implemented, not only will this ambitious plan expand educational and employment opportunities across the United States, it could also become the economic cornerstone needed to build a prosperous and secure economic future for the nation. Read more...

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#NAWD: ‘National Adjunct Walkout Day’

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . I’m sharing this quick post to let you know — in case you were unaware — that today is “National Adjunct Walkout Day.” To learn more, check out these resources:

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House Approves Modest Expansion of 529 College-Saving Plans

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Seeking to capitalize on the recent brouhaha over President Obama’s effort to roll back tax breaks on 529 college-saving plans, the Republican-led House of Representatives has passed a bill that would modestly expand those plans. More...

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Bipartisan Sex-Assault Bill Is Back on the Senate’s Agenda

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Thursday released a bill meant to fight sexual assault on college campuses. The “Campus Accountability and Safety Act” bears the same name as one introduced last summer by many of the same senators, and calls for many of the same requirements for campuses. More...

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Universities Urge Lawmakers Not to Make Patent Defense Too Costly

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . More than 100 universities are urging federal lawmakers not to pass legislation that would make it too costly for them to defend their patents. One hundred and forty-four universities wrote to leaders of the U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Committee on Tuesday to air their concerns about pending legislation that would go “well beyond what is needed to address the bad actions of a small number of patent holders.” More...

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AAUP Condemns Proposed Closure of U. of North Carolina Poverty Center

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The American Association of University Professors is urging the University of North Carolina system’s governing board to reject a working group’s recommendation to close an independent center on poverty issues. The association on Tuesday released a statement saying it would be “greatly disappointed” if the Board of Governors approved a recommendation to close the UNC School of Law’s Center on Poverty, Work, and Community. More...

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