24 août 2019

On the Eve of The Boy's Launch

By Matt Reed. You can spend 18 years preparing for a moment, and still feel like it sneaked up on you.

We’re off to Virginia to move The Boy into his dorm. More...

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23 août 2019

‘A Sweet Racket’? Yeah, Right

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. When a misleading op-ed in The Wall Street Journal irks academics, it's time for a fact check on faculty work and pay. More...

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Professors Have Feelings, Too

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. New paper makes the case for paying more attention to pretenure faculty members' emotions as a key component of their -- and the institution's -- success. More...

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There Will Be Puppies

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. No, you’re not dreaming. The American Political Science Association confirmed this week that a “puppy social” advertised in the otherwise quite serious program for its annual meeting -- set for later this month in Washington -- is the real deal. More...

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Lab Climate and Persistence in Undergraduate Research

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. If undergraduate research is a high-impact practice and experience, why do so many students drop out of their research labs? A study by 14 undergraduates at Arizona State University and several other scholars published in PLOS ONE found that lab climate is a major factor in undergraduate research persistence. More...

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The Next Big College Scandal? Parents Giving Up Guardianship for Aid

HomeBy Doug Lederman. An investigation by a watchdog journalism organization has discovered dozens of instances in which suburban Chicago parents have given up guardianship of their college-age children to friends or relatives so the children can qualify for federal or other financial aid as independents. More...

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Divisions Within Alaska’s ‘House on Fire’

HomeBy Doug LedermanUniversity of Alaska board's debate over how to respond to $136 million cut in state funds reveals rift among the university's senior leaders. Regents ultimately back move toward "one university." More...

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No, Half of Young Americans Don't Believe College Is Unnecessary

HomeBy Doug Lederman. Headlines about a recent survey of millennials about college and student debt suggest many rethink getting a degree. We explore the actual numbers. More...

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22 août 2019

Laureate Continues Sell-Off With Panamanian University

HomeBy Paul Fain. Laureate Education has continued its sell-off of universities, this time with the announcement last week that it is selling the Universidad Interamericana de Panamá for roughly $87 million. More...

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Impact of Offensive Mascots

HomeBy Nick Hazelrigg. Colleges reluctant to end the use of Native American and other mascots deemed offensive often cite fears that getting rid of the icons could hurt fund-raising. But a new study shows that failing to phase out prejudicial mascots can have a negative impact on donations and students' feelings of belonging. More...

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