20 décembre 2015

University seeing progress on new recreation center

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. With the benefit of a $5M gift from an anonymous benefactor announced last year, Fairfield University has started to see work on a modernization and expansion of its recreation center in the middle of campus. More...

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Senate Democrats slam education chief's 'absurd' logic

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. A trio of Senate Democrats on Monday sharply rebuked outgoing Education Secretary Arne Duncan for comments in which he downplayed alleged wrongdoing committed by Education Management Corp., the for-profit college chain state and federal prosecutors accused of systematically defrauding taxpayers out of at least $11B. More...

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Colleges that charge students the most to apply

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. College costs can start accruing long before freshmen enroll in their first course. Some universities charge hefty application fees to students vying for admission, according to data submitted to U.S. News in the spring of 2015. More...

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Rice University opts out of Texas 'campus carry' gun law

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Rice University, one of the most prestigious private colleges in Texas, said on Monday it would opt out of a law due to go into effect next year that allows people with licenses for concealed handguns to bring them on campus. More...

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University defends policy giving middle-class minorities an edge

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. With the constitutionality of race-based affirmative action hanging by a thread at the Supreme Court, University of Texas officials are struggling to explain a policy that gives an extra edge to Latino and African American students from middle-class households and top-performing high schools. More...

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Parents with a four-year college mindset

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. In the thesis study, Parents’ Predispositions For Four-Year Universities as Discerned by Their Children​, roughly 8 in 10 university students indicated their parents expected them to attend a four-year university. More...

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Princeton agrees to weigh erasing Woodrow Wilson's name

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Princeton University's president, under pressure from African American student activists, said Thursday night that the school would begin a process to consider expunging the legacy of former President Woodrow Wilson from campus. More...

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Why free higher education can't wait

University Business LogoBy Tim Goral. Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has come out in support of free public higher education as part of his campaign platform. Sanders' plan calls for the elimination of tuition at four-year public colleges and universities. This would be paid for through the implementation of a financial transaction tax, which is a tax of half a percent on Wall Street transactions and could raise close to $300 billion a year. More...

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Immigration compliance aids foreign graduates

University Business LogoBy David Rugendorf. Just imagine this nightmare scenario playing out at your institution of higher education: armed agents in navy blue “FBI,” “ICE” and “DHS” windbreakers wandering the halls, stuffing files into boxes marked for evidence, removing and taking possession of computer hard drives, and sealing off rooms with yellow tape. More...

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Mirror, mirror: Reflections on race in higher education

University Business LogoBy Nancy Cantor. What’s going on? Marvin Gaye’s plaintive question from decades ago echoes hauntingly today. With each new incidence of brown-skinned people being brutalized, it returns more bitterly to our lips, triggered by each new image from Ferguson to Tempe, Baltimore to Cleveland, Staten Island to Charleston … the list goes painfully on. More...

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