19 avril 2019

For Second Week, 'SNL' on Admissions Scandal

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Last week, Saturday Night Live took on the admissions scandal. And the show was back at it this week -- while also skewering some not involved in the admissions scandal who are in trouble with the law. More...

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Southern New Hampshire University… in Arizona

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Southern New Hampshire University announced Wednesday that it is opening an operations center in Tucson, Ariz., to better serve online students outside the Eastern time zone. More...

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Admissions Scandal Hits Harvard

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. A wealthy man bought the fencing coach's house, apparently overpaying significantly. Then the man's son was admitted to Harvard and joined the team. Also, Dartmouth announces new protocols to prevent abuses related to athletic admissions. More...

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Seeking a Post-Scandal Path Forward

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. At gathering of admissions leaders, many worry about backlash from lawmakers and pundits. While some note that those arrested aren't typical, one audience member says she and her employees have turned down bribes. No one seemed surprised. More...

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Details on Tufts Ties to Opioid Producer

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. An article on the science news website STAT details the ties between Purdue Pharma, which produces opioid painkillers such as OxyContin, and the medical school at Tufts University. More...

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One Small College Will Close; Another Slashes Programs

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Hiwassee, in Tennessee, will shut down. Wheeling Jesuit will eliminate all but eight of 30 academic programs and will slash faculty jobs as well. More...

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ACE Names 39 New Fellows

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The American Council on Education has announced the next 39 participants in its fellows program. Fellows -- people identified as future leaders in higher education -- are placed at an institution other than their own, where they work with a senior leader. More...

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‘SNL’ Takes On Admission Scandal and More

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Saturday Night Live had been on hiatus as the admissions scandal broke. The show cut the sketch below from this weekend's show for time, but it may resonate with some in higher ed. More...

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From Class Project to Attempted Murder

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Three students at the University of Hartford were on Sunday rehearsing a scene from a film in which someone gets stabbed, as part of a class project, when something went horribly wrong. The Hartford Courant reported that police have charged one student with stabbing two others (a true stabbing, not a fake one for the rehearsal). More...

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Harvard's Admitted Class Has Record Share of Asian Americans

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Gains have been steady over a decade, but increase is large this year as federal judge considers lawsuit over affirmative action. More...

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