17 mai 2017

New Mexico Gov. Martinez vetoes higher education funding. All of it.

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. New Mexico Gov. Martinez vetoes higher education funding. All of it.
Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, 2017/04/27
So what happens when public funding for higher education is eliminated? Nothing good, I would expect.  That's what's happening in New Mexico. "New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has vetoed higher education funding. All of it — and the legislature cannot override her veto." It's such a contrast with, say, Germany, which has eliminated tuition fees for everyone and is seeing the benefits from that. More...

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Net Neutrality Alive and Well in Canada: CRTC Crafts Full Code With Zero Rating Decision

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Net Neutrality Alive and Well in Canada: CRTC Crafts Full Code With Zero Rating Decision
Michael Geist, 2017/04/24
Last week we saw an important ruling in Canada on net neutrality, and as the headline suggests, it was a good ruling. More...

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Spying on Students: School-Issued Devices and Student Privacy

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Spying on Students: School-Issued Devices and Student Privacy
Frida Alim, Nate Cardozo, Gennie Gebhart, Karen Gullo, Amul Kalia, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), 2017/04/24
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has released a longish (49 page PDF) on student privacy. The report (like the EFF) is mostly focused in the United States. More...

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Les jeunes hommes et les jeunes femmes sans diplôme d’études secondaires

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "statcan.gc.ca logo"Dans le présent article, diverses sources de données sont utilisées afin d’étudier le profil et les résultats sur le marché du travail des jeunes hommes et des jeunes femmes de 25 à 34 ans qui n’ont pas de diplôme d’études secondaires. Les sources de données comprennent l’Enquête sur la population active (EPA), l’Enquête canadienne sur le revenu (ECR) et l’Enquête canadienne sur l’incapacité (ECI). Voir l'article...

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15 mai 2017

Thousands could be buried beneath Mississippi university

The remains of at least 7,000 people, patients of the state’s first mental institution – established in 1855 and called the Insane Asylum – and stretching across 20 acres of campus where administrators want to build, may be buried beneath the University of Mississippi, reports BBC News. More...

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Universities welcome new research chair selection rules

Universities say they welcome the challenge from Ottawa to improve diversity among the ranks of the Canada Research Chairs, under threat of funding cuts, writes Chris Hannay for The Globe and Mail. More...

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Public universities launch largest strike in 12 years

Public universities in Argentina last week launched the largest university strike in the last 12 years to demand that President Mauricio Macri set aside a higher budget for education as the government continues to prioritise an austerity agenda, reports TeleSUR. More...

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At the vanguard of an HE privatisation wave?

By Marcelo Knobel and Robert Verhine. Brazil has the world’s ninth largest gross domestic product, a population of around 195 million inhabitants, distributed in more than five thousand cities in 26 states and one federal district. The country has an unusual higher education system, with a relatively small number of public research universities and a large number of private institutions. More...

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A monstrous muddle of no-profit and for-profit HE

By Liz Reisberg and Philip G Altbach. Purdue University, an institution among America’s most respected research universities, has announced it is buying the for-profit Kaplan University. More...

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Is Trump stifling science-based policy-making at EPA?

By Paul Basken, The Chronicle of Higher Education. The Trump administration’s removal of several academic experts from a scientific advisory board at the United States Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, has renewed concern about the government’s commitment to fact-based policy-making. More...

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