29 septembre 2018

College textbooks could get a lot cheaper in the future

University Business Magazine logoThe price of new textbooks has tripled since 1982, even though the cost of “recreational books” has fallen by nearly 40 percent in roughly the same time span (and yes, inflation was taken into account). So why are textbooks so expensive? As it turns out, technology has partly contributed to the problem. More...

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ACT launches free online tool to help parents find learning resources for their children

University Business Magazine logoACT, Inc., the nonprofit developer of the ACT® test and leading authority in academic measurement, today launched ACT Recommends, a free online tool that points parents toward high quality learning resources—recommended by ACT—that can help address their children’s learning needs. More...

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Marist Library joins New York State Library Consortium

University Business Magazine logoThe James A. Cannavino Library at Marist College is the newest member of ConnectNY, a state-wide library consortium. More...

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U. of Utah reassigns grad assistant over gun policy

University Business Magazine logoA graduate assistant was reassigned from teaching a class at the University of Utah after she said that bringing a concealed carry gun to class "is absurd, antisocial, and frightening behavior," and that any of her students — even if permitted — who do so would be forced to stand in a "3x3 taped square." More...

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New 4-year college funding formulas presented, but not endorsed

University Business Magazine logoState lawmakers likely won’t receive a single Higher Education Policy Commission-backed recommendation on how to fund four-year colleges. More...

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After years of watching top students leave for other states, U. of I. and lawmakers begin to respond

University Business Magazine logoFor years, Illinois universities have watched as thousands of the state's best and brightest students headed elsewhere for college. More...

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5 ways to avoid free-speech crises on college campuses

University Business Magazine logoAdministrators walk a fine line when confronting the right to be heard. Establishing protocols can help limit the risk associated with free-speech issues. More...

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N.J. just became the first state to help revive local news

University Business Magazine logoSandwiched between the major media markets of New York and Philadelphia, New Jersey has long been the neglected middle child for news coverage. It's only gotten worse with the steady decline of the newspaper industry over the last decade. More...

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More colleges are saying yes to dogs and cats in dorms

University Business Magazine logoMost dorm residents at Southeast Missouri State University will show up this fall with bedding, a laptop, a backpack and other typical accessories. A few dozen others will tote something furrier — and breathing: Their pets. More...

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University of Iowa turnover costs mounting

University Business Magazine logoSince the start of last year, the University of Iowa has said goodbye to at least 20 top administrators — deans, directors and vice presidents — resulting in steep costs for searches to fill the vacancies. More...

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