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The CIty of Salem, Mass. has killed a contract under which Gordon College has operated the city's historic Old Town Hall, Boston.com reported. The city cited the Christian college's "behavioral standards" for the college, which ban sex outside of heterosexual...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Scott Jaschik | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Peter Savelyev, assistant professor of economics at Vanderbilt University, explains the long-term benefits of early learning. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  ...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Scott Jaschik | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Kim Myung-soo, a professor at Korea National University of Education and nominee for education minister of South Korea, is facing tough questions from legislators over plagiarism allegations, The Korea Herald reported. Kim is accused of plagiarizing...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Scott Jaschik | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Spelman College on Wednesday announced that Beverly Daniel Tatum, president since 2002, will retire in June. The announcement came the same day the college announced that it has completed a 10-year fund-raising campaign that brought in $157.8 million....
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Scott Jaschik | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Preschool isn’t just finger-painting and nap-time. In today's Academic Minute, Vanderbilt University's Peter Savelyev touts the long-term benefits of early learning. Savelyev is an assistant professor in Vanderbilt's department of economics. A transcript...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Doug Lederman | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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A key federal job-training bill has been updated for the first time in more than a decade. The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which governs more than $3 billion in programs, many...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Paul Fain | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Blog: Mama PhDOn our way home from traveling this week, I overheard a conversation among the children in the backseat of the car. They were talking about the occupations they would want to be when they grew up. My son discussed his desire to work at...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Laura Tropp | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Blog: Confessions of a Community College DeanLet’s say, for the sake of argument, that Corinthian starts selling off campuses, like its agreement with the Education Department says it will. Who would buy them? And what would they get? I don’t mean...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Matt Reed | Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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“They may be more resistant to climate change than we thought,” the University of Utah's Denise Dearing says about pikas. In today's Academic Minute, Dearing, a professor of biology at Utah, describes how the diet of these rabbit-like mammals is...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Doug Lederman | Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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Collective enrollments in American journalism schools and programs dropped in 2012 for the second straight year, the American Journalism Review reported. The article, which is based on an annual survey of journalism programs conducted by the University...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Doug Lederman | Tuesday, July 8, 2014
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Blog: Library Babel FishOver the weekend I finished reading No Place to Hide, Glenn Greenwald’s book about the Snowden revelations and what they tell us about the NSA, the threat such a massive “collect it all” mentality poses to freedom, and...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Barbara Fister | Monday, July 7, 2014
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Blog: Confessions of a Community College DeanIn the early 1970’s, Richard Sennett and Jonathan Cobb published The Hidden Injuries of Class, which quickly became a classic. It’s an examination of the social-psychological effects of economic stratification...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Matt Reed | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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More students are leaving higher education after their first year, according to new national numbers that are bad news for the college completion push. Editorial Tags: Graduation ratesRetention...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Paul Fain | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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The Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board has certified a union for nearly 500 non-tenure track faculty members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The organizing drive was by the Campus Faculty Association, the Illinois Federation...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Scott Jaschik | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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At Senate hearing, NCAA's Mark Emmert says he lacks authority to enact many changes he’d like to see in college athletics and that association's members must address the problems. Editorial Tags: AthleticsImage Caption: Mark Emmert testifying Wednesday...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Jake New | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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In releasing the results of her much-anticipated campus sexual assault survey, Senator Claire McCaskill says that colleges are "falling short" on dealing with the problem -- particularly when it comes to student athletes.  Editorial Tags: Sexual assaultImage...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Michael Stratford | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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This week, in response to concerns expressed by student activists, Washington and Lee University announced changes to the display of Confederate flags on its campus. Northwestern University recently studied the involvement of one of its founders with...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Michele Minter | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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An article by NPR explains a legal dispute between Duke University and heirs of John Wayne, sometimes known as "Duke" himself. The dispute concerns when the Duke name can be used, but the university wants it known that it is not trying to insult the...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Scott Jaschik | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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A 29-year-old is playing a key role in reforming higher education. Editorial Tags: Foreign countries...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Jack Grove for Times Higher Education | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Blog: Technology and LearningInvisibles: The Power of Anonymous Work in an Age of Relentless Self-Promotion by David Zweig Published, June 2014 Invisibles is an important and timely book.   It is also great fun to read, as Zweig builds his case not...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Joshua Kim | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Blog: University of VenusThis past spring semester I decided to shake things up a bit in one of my courses by tossing some of my routine (and control over the course), right out of the window. I have always advocated for student responsibility in my...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Afshan Jafar | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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U. of Texas chancellor backs down on demands the popular president of Austin campus leave office quickly. Editorial Tags: College administrationTexas...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Scott Jaschik | Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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Senator Claire McCaskill is set today to release her survey on campus practices related to sexual assault and she gave Bloomberg an early look at some data. The results show that one in five colleges do not provide faculty and staff members with training...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Scott Jaschik | Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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Seven public urban universities have been selected to receive $225,000 grants each from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to support the development and testing of new models for the sector, dealing with issues such as improved student success and...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Scott Jaschik | Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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Weeks after its annual gathering, Instructure, which produces Canvas, finds itself without a chief technology officer. Joel Dehlin's resignation came as a surprise to the company, said Devin Knighton, Instructure's director of public relations. The...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Carl Straumsheim | Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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Washington and Lee U., named in part for a hero of the Confederacy, apologizes for having owned slaves and moves Confederate flags from near statue of Lee. Editorial Tags: DiscriminationImage Caption: Flag that will be part of museum exhibit at Washington...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Scott Jaschik | Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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Faculty members at the Scripps Research Institute, a free-standing research institution in California and Florida, are organizing to oppose a possible merger with the University of Southern California, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported. The scholars...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Scott Jaschik | Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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Category: Adjuncts Interviewing AdjunctsTwo adjuncts discuss how they balance their creative interests with course coverage obligations.   Job Tags: HumanitiesAd keywords: facultySection: AdjunctsViewsTopic: AdjunctsEditorial Tags: AdjunctsShow...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Joseph Fruscione | Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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As colleges look for low-cost ways to globalize the on-campus learning experience, there's increasing interest in using the Internet to connect with international classrooms.  Editorial Tags: International higher educationTeachingTechnologyImage Source: Courtesy...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Elizabeth Redden | Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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Case Western Reserve University has settled a law professor's lawsuit alleging that the institution retaliated against him for reporting alleged sexual harassment by its former law dean, The Plain Dealer of Cleveland reported. Raymond Ku, a professor...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Doug Lederman | Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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The "toughest anti-spam law in the world" goes into effect in Canada, and its repercussions may be felt at colleges and universities outside its borders. Image Source: Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications CommissionImage Caption: A screenshot...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Carl Straumsheim | Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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Cornell's business school offers new application that lets prospective students submit their LinkedIn profiles. Editorial Tags: Admissions...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Charlie Tyson | Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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The United States has the highest incarceration rate of any country in the world. It has come down a sliver over the past six years: the all-time peak rate was in 2008, with 754 prisoners per 100,000 population. As of 2013, that figure had fallen to...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Scott McLemee | Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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One in five women and one in five black Ph.D. recipients in science, technology, engineering or math leave those fields for careers outside STEM, according to a new report from the American Institutes for Research. That's compared to one in six STEM...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Colleen Flaherty | Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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In today's Academic Minute, Denise Dearing, a professor of biology at the University of Utah, explains her research on pikas -- rabbit-like mammals -- as a way to study the impact of climate change. Learn more about the Academic Minute here. . Ad keywords: faculty...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Scott Jaschik | Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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The regional accrediting commissions for New England and the Mid-Atlantic states placed several colleges on probation at their most recent meetings. Burlington College, in Vermont, announced that it had been cited by the New England Association of Schools...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Doug Lederman | Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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The U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee that oversees the budget for the National Endowment for the Humanities on Tuesday proposed legislation to reduce that agency’s funding by more than 5 percent in the coming fiscal year. The Republican-led...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Michael Stratford | Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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Big-time college sports programs are competing to offer more to their athletes. Are they creating more gender inequity at the same time? Editorial Tags: Athletics...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Jake New | Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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Blog: GlobalHigherEdEditors' note: this is a slightly revised version of a new article in the International Association of Universities' Horizons' magazine (June 2014). The English version of Horizons is available at: http://www.iau-aiu.net/content/latest-issue...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Kris Olds | Tuesday, July 8, 2014
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Blog: Technology and LearningJonathan V. Last is a senior writer for the Weekly Standard, and author of the excellent book What to Expect When No One's Expecting: America's Coming Demographic Disaster.  (See my mini-review here). Jonathan graciously...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Joshua Kim | Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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Francisco Cigarroa, chancellor of the University of Texas System, released a statement late Monday outlining why he told Bill Powers, president of the flagship Austin campus, that he must resign promptly or be fired, The Texas Tribune reported. "The...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Scott Jaschik | Tuesday, July 8, 2014
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In the Ivory Tower, labor organizing is no easy task. Teaching assistants, who have recently unionized at New York University and the University of Connecticut, don’t have factory floors where collective bonds can be readily formed. We’re scattered...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Asad Haider | Tuesday, July 8, 2014
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The American Anthropological Association, with funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, will develop an electronic platform to cut down on the time it takes to review scholarly books. The platform will be built on top of Open Journal Systems, the...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Carl Straumsheim | Tuesday, July 8, 2014
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An American professor turned back at the Beijing airport despite having a valid tourist visa said he believes he’s being punished for his support of Ilham Tohti, an ethnic Uighur and economics professor arrested earlier this year on charges of separatism,...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Elizabeth Redden | Tuesday, July 8, 2014
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A rapid growth in the number of international students seeking American high school diplomas creates new recruiting opportunities for colleges. Editorial Tags: AdmissionsInternational higher educationForeign Students in U.S....
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Elizabeth Redden | Tuesday, July 8, 2014
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The student support services provider Perceptis is now a Blackboard company. The company, which serves more than 1.4 million students, faculty members and administrators, offers both simple support such as helping users recover lost passwords and back-end...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Carl Straumsheim | Tuesday, July 8, 2014
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The National Collegiate Athletic Association is currently facing legal challenges from several directions: the former University of California basketball player Ed O'Bannon's class action regarding players' likenesses, the high-profile lawyer Jeffrey...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Jake New | Tuesday, July 8, 2014
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Eighty percent of 2008 graduates found employment in the four years after their graduation, despite entering the work force as the recession tightened its grip on the country, a report shows. Editorial Tags: AlumniCareer services...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Jake New | Tuesday, July 8, 2014
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In today's Academic Minute, Holly Bik, a post-doctoral researcher at the University of California at Davis Genome Center, analyzes sea-water in an effort to “barcode the sea.” Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  ...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Scott Jaschik | Tuesday, July 8, 2014
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A social experiment gone wrong? A protest against Facebook? Performance art? Twitter sleuths attempt to figure out why a Coursera MOOC derailed after one week. Editorial Tags: MOOCs...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Carl Straumsheim | Tuesday, July 8, 2014
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