15 décembre 2015

Fake Mass Shooting Moved Off U Texas Campus

HomeTwo groups that oppose just about all regulation of guns -- Come and Take It Texas and DontComply.com -- announced Wednesday that they would move a planned "fake mass shooting" off the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, The Austin American-Statesman reported. Read more...

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Debate Over Lynch Memorial Hall: Is Name Racist?

HomeThe Black Student Union at Lebanon Valley College has made a number of demands of the college, and one is prompting considerable backlash. The students want the college to rename Lynch Memorial Hall, PennLive reported. Read more...

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Liberty U President Urges Students to Get Guns

HomeJerry Falwell Jr., president of Liberty University, on Friday urged students to buy and carry guns (and to learn how to use them). Speaking at the university's weekly convocation, Falwell said he was upset that President Obama and others have reacted to the killings in California by promoting gun control. Read more...

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College Board Embraces Prior-Prior Year

HomeThe College Board decided Wednesday to follow suit with recent FAFSA reform and begin accepting prior-prior year data for the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE. Read more...

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14 décembre 2015

Lawmakers Drop Change to Finance Law That Would Help EDMC

HomeCongressional negotiators appear to have abandoned plans to attach to a large transportation bill moving through Congress this week a provision that would have helped Education Management Corporation in a dispute with one of its bondholders over the for-profit college’s debt restructuring. Read more...

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Washington College Closed Amid Search for Armed Student

HomeWashington College has remained closed this week while state and federal law enforcement agencies search for a missing student who may be armed. Authorities have filed an arrest warrant for the student, Jacob Marberger, on four weapons-related charges, The Washington Post reported. Read more...

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U.S. to Settle Fraud Case With For-Profit College Chain

HomeThe U.S. Department of Justice on Monday announced a $95.5 million settlement with the Education Management Corporation to resolve allegations that it defrauded the government. The Huffington Post reported on the settlement over the weekend. Read more...

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High and Long-Term Stakes

HomeBy Peter McDonough and Lorelle L. Espinosa. Today the U.S. Supreme Court again hears oral arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. It is a case about one institution’s limited use of race in its rather unique admissions process, but what may be hanging in the balance is the ability of colleges and universities across America to ensure a racially diverse student body and, just as critically, build a diverse faculty. Read more...

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How Racial Preferences in Admissions Will End

HomeBy Roger Clegg. Loyal readers of Inside Higher Ed, and especially those who read the comments after its diversity-related articles, know that I don’t like racial preferences. They can -- and should -- read here and here and here how I’ve urged the Supreme Court to rule in Fisher v. University of Texas. Read more...

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Who Must Protect Students?

HomeBy Christine Helwick. Recently, as violent attacks and tragic deaths occurred at colleges in Alabama, Arizona, Oregon, Tennessee and Texas, a California Court of Appeal ruled that public colleges and universities have no general legal obligation to protect adult students from the criminal acts of other students. Read more...

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