04 décembre 2016

Joint Federal Guidance on Low-Income Students

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Federal agencies must do more to coordinate public benefits so that low-income students can access and complete college, the secretaries of education, agriculture, housing, labor and Treasury said in a joint letter released this month. The letter collected previously released guidance from those agencies concerning benefits such as food stamps, Section 8 housing and student financial aid. Read more...

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In the Line of Fire

HomeBy Jake New. After killing of Wayne State officer and attack at Ohio State, campus police reflect on dangers of the job. Read more...

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Uncertainty on Cuba

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Trump’s comments on possibly undoing U.S.-Cuba “deal” in wake of Fidel Castro’s death cast uncertainty about future of educational exchanges with island nation, which have been on the rise. Read more...

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Soyinka Throws Out Green Card to Protest Trump

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A Nigerian-born Nobel-prize winning author who has taught at Cornell, Harvard and Yale Universities has thrown away his green card in protest of Donald J. Trump’s election win, The Independent reported. Wole Soyinka was the first African to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, in 1986. Read more...

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White Power Leader's New Target: Colleges

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Video of Richard B. Spencer's recent speech -- in which supporters gave Nazi salute -- draws attention to alt-right leader. His plan to visit Texas A&M has set off a debate. Read more...

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Student Fatally Stabs Professor

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Bosco Tjan, a professor of psychology at the University of Southern California, was stabbed to death by a student Friday afternoon. Read more...

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29 novembre 2016

The National Research Council in the Innovation Agenda: Making Best Use of the NRC’s Strengths

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The National Research Council in the Innovation Agenda: Making Best Use of the NRC’s Strengths
66 NRC Research Officers, Research Council Officers, Government of Canada, 2016/09/13

This is a contribution (6 page PDF) signed by 66 NRC researchers, including myself, to the government's consultation on global science excellence. It recommends a departure from the previous policy of having selected industry partners determine NRC research priorities. More...

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All ITT Campuses Will Close

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. All ITT Campuses Will Close
Inside Higfher Ed, 2016/09/13

The collapse of ITT Technical Institutes' chain of schools in the United States should counsel as warning about the perils of privatizing education. "U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, at the time of the Education Department action, compared ITT to the Corinthian chain, which collapsed amid federal and state scrutiny. 'For too long, ITT Tech and its executives have gotten rich off taxpayers while misleading and taking advantage of their students with Corinthian-style deceptive and abusive practices.'" Business as usual. The closure involves 130 campuses, 40,000 students and 8,000 employees. More...

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26 novembre 2016

Muslim Students Apprehensive About Post-Election America

By Burton Bollag. The day after Donald Trump was elected as the next U.S. president, a Muslim student wearing a hijab was assaulted in an above-ground parking garage on the campus of San Diego State University, in California. More...

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3 degrees in just 5 years?

eCampus NewsBy Rick Nathanson. An agreement in New Mexico provides an expedited path to multiple degrees in only 5 years.
Imagine getting an associate degree, a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts and a master’s of business administration in five years, and paying as little as $20,000 for the entire trio. More...

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