01 novembre 2018

The Cyberharassment of an Admissions Interviewer

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. A federal court hearing last week exposed the real-life nightmare faced by an unnamed alumni interviewer for the law school at Georgetown University. It wasn't just that a rejected applicant blamed the alumni interviewer for not getting in, but he engaged in steadily escalating harassment of the interviewer and his family. More...

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More Colleges Go Test Optional

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The College of St. Scholastica and Linfield College have become the latest to end requirements that all undergraduate applications submit SAT or ACT scores. More...

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Societal Benefits of Aid to Low-Income Students

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. A new study by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis shows that federal aid to low-income students, as opposed to all students, offers significant economic payoff to the country. More...

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Will There Be More Free Medical Schools?

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. New York University's decision to offer full-tuition scholarships to all medical students has prompted considerable discussion. A survey of medical school admissions leaders by Kaplan Test Prep found widespread praise for NYU's move, but relatively few institutions saying that they would follow it. More...

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Texas Investment Fund Adds Scrutiny Based on Sanctions

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The University of Texas/Texas A&M Investment Management Company, known as UTIMCO, has announced that it is adding scrutiny of any investments with ties to countries that are under U.S. sanctions. Those countries include Iran, North Korea, Russia, Sudan and Syria. More...

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Cheddar Purchases Rate My Professors

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Cheddar, a streaming video company, has purchased Rate My Professors, the site that is influential with students and widely criticized by educators. More...

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Central Florida Warns Employees of ‘Sextortion’ Scam

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The University of Central Florida is asking employees to report -- rather than comply with -- extortion attempts many are receiving through their email accounts. The email messages claim to have images of the employee watching pornography and say that the employee has a "wild imagination." The employees are told to pay $900 or risk being exposed. More...

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U of Utah Student Shot Dead on Campus

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. A female student at the University of Utah was shot dead on campus outside a dormitory area Monday night, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. More...

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Berkeley B-School Vows to Do Better on Diversity

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, is vowing to do a better job of recruiting minority students after enrolling a full-time M.B.A. class that many criticized for having only six black students in a class of 291. That's down from 10 black students who enrolled last year, in a smaller class of 282, and a peak in 2016 of 19 black students in a class of 252. A report issued by the business school said that it "failed to react quickly" as black enrollment numbers fell. More...

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‘Race on Campus’

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Author discusses her new book about what she sees as widespread misconceptions about the state of race relations in higher education. More...

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