04 mai 2015

How to get the biggest bang from scholarship bucks

eCampus NewsBy Andrew Barbour - . At most colleges and universities, students have access to hundreds, if not thousands, of scholarships. Unfortunately, finding and applying for these scholarships can be a nightmare, with funds scattered across an institution’s schools and departments. As a result, some universities struggle to award all their scholarship funds, even as qualified students drop out for lack of tuition money. More...

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Grant money for low-income students in dispute between Ohio’s private, public colleges

By . As Senate leaders press for lower student costs, Ohio’s public and private universities are sparring over how the state should divide grant money for low-income students in the new two-year state budget. More...

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Wisconsin Universities Aren't Waiting For A Budget Before Starting Layoffs

 

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "huffington logo"By . Within the next few weeks, the Wisconsin state legislature will begin considering the Joint Finance Committee’s recommended budget, which may or may not include $300 million in cuts to the University of Wisconsin system that Walker proposed in January. More...

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Louisiana

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. The proposed cuts to Louisiana’s higher education sector are breathtaking, but not only for their size. According to yesterday’s IHE piece, they could be over 80 percent drops in a single year. Both parts of that description matter: “over 80 percent” and “in a single year.” They offer a sort of object lesson. Read more...

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Reports: Obama Picks U of Chicago for His Library

HomeWhile there has been no official announcement, President Obama has selected the University of Chicago as the host of his presidential library, The Chicago Tribune and USA Today reported. Their reports followed other news reports that President Obama has picked a location in Chicago, but not necessarily one of those proposed by the University of Chicago. Read more...

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Census Study Will Keep Question on Majors

HomeThe U.S. Census Bureau announced Tuesday that it will keep a question in one of its major surveys, the American Community Survey, about the field of study of those who have an undergraduate education. The bureau had proposed removing the question, but in an announcement in The Federal Register, the agency said that it had heard from many researchers concerned about eliminating the question. Read more...

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Florida Continues to Block Research Trips to Cuba

HomeMany scholars whose research might take them to Cuba have cheered the Obama administration's moves to loosen the rules on travel to the country. But professors at public universities in Florida will have to keep waiting. A Florida law bars public university professors or students from travel to any country in the Western hemisphere that is on the U.S. government's list of nations supporting terrorism. Read more...

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Latinos in Higher Education

HomeCalifornia's 15 million Latinos have made strides in their educational attainment in recent decades, but deep achievement gaps persist, according to a new report from the Campaign for College Opportunity, an advocacy group. For example, only 12 percent of working-age Latinos in the state hold a bachelor's degree, the report found, compared to 42 percent of non-Hispanic white Californians. Read more...

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The Longest Job Visit

HomeBy Jonathan Wynn. And yet, in a survey of over 30,000 faculty members (20,000 of whom identified as contingent workers), the Coalition on the Academic Workforce found 80 percent reported teaching in part-time, non-tenure-track positions for three years, and 50 percent teaching off the tenure track for more than six years. Read more...

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03 mai 2015

Suits From the Accused

HomeBy Jake New. Reed College agreed with the female student’s version of the events, in which she said she was coerced into having the encounter, and kicked the male student off campus. Now he’s suing the college, alleging that Reed engaged in “a series of arbitrary, discriminatory and illegal actions” to ensure a predetermined outcome: his expulsion. Read more...

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