24 janvier 2017

The Trump Nominees and Affirmative Action

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Diversity groups question Jeff Sessions’s record -- and some point to comments on race by Betsy DeVos. Senator is questioned on his views on undocumented students and shares laugh with colleague about objections from law professors. Read more...

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Hashtag Campaign to Urge Protection of Title IX

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Two advocacy organizations launched a hashtag campaign Monday called #DearBetsy to urge President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary to support Title IX protections for victims of sexual assault. Read more...

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Adjuncts Included in Unemployment Guidance

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. The Labor Department has updated its guidance for temporary unemployment in ways that adjunct advocates say may make it easier to collect benefits between academic terms. Read more...

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23 janvier 2017

President Trump

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. As the 45th president is inaugurated, background on his campaign, his stated policies toward higher education and the deep concerns of many in academe. Read more...

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Trump Considers Gelernter for Science Adviser

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. David Gelernter (right), an outspoken Yale University professor, is under consideration as a science adviser to the Trump administration, The Washington Post reported. Read more...

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Education Deans Issue Principles for U.S. Policy

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. More than 175 current and former deans of education have issued a statement of principles that they say should guide federal policy on public education. The document focuses on elementary and secondary education, but also touches on issues related to higher education. Read more...

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Obama References Colleges in Discussing 'Bubbles'

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. In his farewell speech Tuesday night, President Obama spoke frequently of idealism and in particular that of young people. But he also included college campuses among those parts of American society where many people may be too insular in the groups in which they spend time. Read more...

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Student Government Leaders Call on Trump to Continue DACA

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. More than 50 student government presidents have signed a letter to President Trump asking him to continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, under which more than 700,000 young people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, many of them now college students, have obtained the right to work and temporary protection from deportation. Read more...

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Trying Again on Time Demands

HomeBy Jake New. At NCAA meeting, Division I and the Power Five conferences will take a second shot at legislation limiting time demands on athletes. Divisions II and III expect to adopt new rules giving “unchallengeable authority” to physicians on when athletes should play after concussions. Read more...

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17 janvier 2017

Ministry revives national student testing service idea

The Ministry of Human Resource Development has moved a note for the cabinet to set up an independent body dedicated to entrance tests for higher education, on the lines of the Educational Testing Service in the United States, writes Ritika Chopra for The Indian Express. Read more...

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