05 janvier 2017

Business schools heed the call for more data-literate graduates

Go to the Globe and Mail homepageBy Adam Stanley. Deloitte Analytics and other companies have been pushing Canadian universities for years to produce more data-literate graduates to fill their talent needs. Their efforts appear to be paying off, with business schools ramping up their offerings in data analytics. Read more...

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04 janvier 2017

Battle with for-profit colleges flares

The US Department of Education slapped a set of tough conditions on a US$1.1 billion private equity bid for the company that owns the University of Phoenix, the nation’s largest for-profit university, after years of trying to rein in the for-profit college industry, reports Bloomberg News. Read more...

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03 janvier 2017

Rush to save climate change data before Trump era

By Goldie Blumenstyk, The Chronicle of Higher Education. Scientists, librarians and digital historians from a growing number of universities have begun a crowdsourced effort to copy and archive thousands of federal government websites and data sets related to climate change, the environment and other areas of scientific research that they fear could become compromised or inaccessible under the incoming Trump administration. Read more...

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01 janvier 2017

Should Colleges March in Trump Inaugural?

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. At past presidential inaugurations, colleges and universities have boasted about being selected to march in the parade down Pennsylvania Avenue. Students and their institutions get a moment in front of the new president and airtime on national television. Read more...

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29 décembre 2016

#8: What does Betsy DeVos mean for higher ed?

eCampus NewsBy Laura Devaney. With little background in higher education, stakeholders wonder how the nominee for Education Secretary will impact policy. More...

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Oil, gas industry launches counterattack ahead of DU vote

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Colorado’s energy industry went on the offensive Thursday before an expected decision by University of Denver trustees about whether to pull investments from oil, natural gas and coal companies. More...

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Why a Seattle homeless camp was invited to University of Washington

University Business LogoSubmitted by Matt Zalaznick. When University of Washington students return from winter break to their campus in Seattle next month, they'll find dozens of homeless people living in a parking lot — at the school's invitation. More...

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College facilities under pressure

University Business LogoBy UB Staff. A facilities administrator from a suburban institution of 5,000 to 10,000 students says his department faces three challenging realities: increased pressure to reduce operation costs, diminishing resources and a rising deferred maintenance program. More...

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Make America [Fill In the Blank]

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/library_babel_fish_blog_header.jpg?itok=qNL3hM7KBy Barbara Fister. I’ve been giving a lot of my Twitter feed a raised eyebrow lately. No, it’s not at all likely that electors will denounce Trump and vote differently. Huh, that must-read thread seems kind of dumb. Read more...

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American Cloaca: At Standing Rock, Part 2

By Oronte. My life in the hothouse of academe has been all Miracle-Gro and perlite, so I decided to toughen my root ball by heading out to Standing Rock, North Dakota, to see how the Native American Water Protectors and their allies were faring and what would happen if a couple thousand vets longing for action, whatever that might mean, met the forces of militarized corporatism. Read more...

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