01 novembre 2018

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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Trump May Eliminate Trans Rights

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Plan reportedly under consideration would bar any definition of sex other than that designated at birth. Transgender students could lose wide range of rights. More...

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In Real Game of Life, Attending Wealthy High School Trumps All

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Socioeconomic status of high school has more impact on educational attainment and life success than does attending a high school with high levels of student achievement, study finds. More...

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Common App's Transfer App: Fast Start, Rocky Start

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The Common Application this fall launched a new application focused on transfer students. The service was designed to make it more convenient for community college students and others to transfer to four-year institutions. More...

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Recommendation Letters and Bias in Admissions

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. During the first week of the trial in the lawsuit charging that Harvard University discriminates against Asian American applicants, university officials offered a number of reasons to explain why the admission rate for Asian American applicants (who, on average, have slightly better academic credentials) is a bit lower than that of white applicants. More...

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$215 Million Settlement in Suit on Abuse at USC

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The law firm representing hundreds of current and former students at the University of Southern California on Friday announced -- and USC confirmed -- a $215 million settlement with the university. More...

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MIT Announces Plan for $1B Effort on Computing, AI

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Monday morning announced a $1 billion plan to create a new college of computing within MIT, and to promote teaching and research on computing and artificial intelligence. More...

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ACT May Be Used to 'Confirm' National Merit Status

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation is changing the rules on the final step of winning a National Merit Scholarship. Applicants are still selected as semifinalists based on PSAT scores. In the past, semifinalists had to submit SAT scores to "confirm" their eligibility. More...

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Dueling Rallies on Eve of Harvard Trial

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. As a judge gets ready to hear the evidence, defenders and critics of affirmative action eye the broader audience and politics of the dispute. More...

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