25 novembre 2016

Being Watched

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. A new website is asking students and others to “expose and document” professors who “discriminate against conservative students, promote anti-American values and advance leftist propaganda in the classroom.” Read more...

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AAUP Condemns Hate Crimes, Endorses Campus Sanctuary Movement

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. The American Association of University Professors is the latest academic group to speak out against hate crimes and support the campus sanctuary movement for undocumented students. Read more...

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In Defense of DACA

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Amid uncertainty over Trump presidency, college leaders sign on to a statement calling for the continuation of a program that has benefited undocumented college students. Read more...

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Can a Campus Be a Sanctuary?

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A growing movement, in wake of Trump’s victory, calls on colleges to limit cooperation with federal immigration officials. Legal and political impacts are unclear. Read more...

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Efforts to Defend Undocumented Students

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. An open letter to President-elect Donald J. Trump from higher education professionals -- faculty, staff and administrators -- calls for the continuation of 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 have obtained temporary protection from deportation and two-year renewable work permits. Read more...

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Post-Election, More Interest in Canada's Universities

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Canadian universities are seeing a surge of interest from Americans since the election, The Globe and Mail reported. Read more...

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Tensions, Protests, Incidents

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. In wake of election, black freshmen at Penn receive racist emails; students protesting Trump at Central Missouri have firecracker thrown at them; controversy over flag burning at Hampshire and more. Read more...

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Geishas, headdresses out as Canadian universities stave off offensive Halloween costumes

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Geishas, headdresses out as Canadian universities stave off offensive Halloween costumes
Michelle McQuigge, Toronto Star, 2016/10/24
In Canada we have a tradition of dressing in costume on or around Halloween (October 31). Traditionally these costumes were of scary things (such as skeletons, ghosts or monsters) but it has since branched out to include most anything (I once went out as the Empire State Building). More...

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Net neutrality is up for debate at CRTC hearings

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Net neutrality is up for debate at CRTC hearings
Ramona Pringle, CBC News, 2016/10/31

Hearings on net neutrality are being held by Canada's telecom regulator starting today. The issue is of particular interest in Canada because we have fewer providers, bandwidth is more expensive than elsewhere, and we have lower data caps. More...

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Might higher ed be a bigger focus in a Clinton presidency

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. Education Week examines the possibilities of a groundbreaking presidential appointment in the U.S. Department of Education under a Hillary Clinton administration: a secretary picked from the higher education sector. More...

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