10 avril 2017

Trump Seeks Deep Cuts in Education and Science

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Proposals would keep Pell level, but cut work-study and TRIO and eliminate SEOG. In science, president would make massive cuts to NIH and research at Energy Department. And budget formally seeks to kill NEH and AmeriCorps. Read more...

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The Best Young Scientists? Immigrant Children

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. A majority of the most talented young scientists -- measured as finalists in the 2016 Intel Science Talent Search, a competition for high school students called the "Junior Nobel" -- are the children of immigrants, according to an analysis by the National Foundation for American Policy. Read more...

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Salaries Soar for Nonrevenue-Sport Coaches

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Professors have come to know that football and basketball coaches' salaries at big-time athletic institutions will be stratospheric compared to what faculty members earn. But The Washington Post reported on growth in pay for those who coach nonrevenue sports -- growth that takes them beyond what professors and most administrators earn. Read more...

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Hoop Earrings and Hate

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. A one-line critique of the fashion choices of some white women leads to debate over journalism and cultural appropriation, and to threats made to Latina students. Read more...

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Holy Cross Paper May Drop 'Crusader' Name

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Editors of The Crusader, the student newspaper at the College of the Holy Cross, are considering changing the name of the publication. The editors announced the reconsideration based on their concerns and those of faculty members that a publication of the Ku Klux Klan shares the name. Read more...

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Art History’s Image Problem

HomeThe current administration’s stream of visual foibles is just one example of why policy makers and others should question their assumptions about the value of studying art history, argues Nika Elder. Read more...

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Democracy Is in the Streets

HomeA scholarly framework and documentary format coincide in The Activists, writes Scott McLemee, which depicts the antiwar movement in this century’s first decade as an assemblage of collaborating but distinct groups. Read more...

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Applying to College as a Wheelchair User

HomeWhy was finding a college so difficult, asks Valerie Piro, even though all I needed was basic wheelchair access and a dorm room large enough for my physical therapy equipment. Read more...

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Who Is the “Public” in Higher Education Today?

HomeThere are many potential hazards when the public good is narrowly constrained to the interests of the nation-state, and academe is not immune from such isolationist tendencies, writes Jenny J. Lee. Read more...

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Humane Studies

HomeThe eminent New Yorker writer Joseph Mitchell profiled the greatest anthropologist in the world -- and his fans somehow forgot about it for decades. Scott McLemee reports from the scene of the excavation. Read more...

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