10 avril 2017

Study: Half or more of community college students struggle to afford food, housing

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgTechno-News Blog. Two-thirds of students at American community colleges struggle to pay for food and half to find a stable place to live, according to a new survey billed as the biggest ever on the subject. About 14 percent of community college students are homeless, the survey shows. More...

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25 mars 2017

Alternative facts & a climate of fear (Advocate 24 01)

By Paul Clifton. Since the Trump train rolled into Washington, DC, citizens of the USA are starting to come to terms with dramatic changes in the way they are governed. However, for some sections of the US scientific community, the changes are potentially more destabilising still. Climate scientists are not necessarily an endangered species, but they are certainly feeling vulnerable. More...

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Trump likes Facebook “Likes”

By Paul Clifton. The Cambridge Analytica company was derived from a research collaboration in 2008 between two PhD students, Kosinski and Stilwell, at Cambridge University’s Psychometrics Centre, which had developed in the 1980s a personality profile test with the acronym OCEAN – for openness, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness, neuroticism. OCEAN initially required filling out a complicated, highly personal questionnaire, but in 2008 Stilwell launched an online version in a Facebook app, MyPersonality, which took off and gave them the largest dataset combining psychometric scores with millions of Facebook profiles ever to be collected. More...

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22 mars 2017

New Trump travel ban: EUA concerned about open exchange of people and ideas

EUA believes the new executive order, issued on 6 March 2017, continues to aim indiscriminately at large groups of people to the detriment of mobility and exchange. The Association is concerned about how it will impact international researchers, university faculty and students who wish to apply for visas and travel to the United States for partnerships, academic conferences, research field visits and international study programmes. More...

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20 mars 2017

La prestigieuse université Yale change le nom de l’un de ses bâtiments, lié à un esclavagiste

Par Louis Heidsieck. L’université de Yale (États-Unis) a décidé de modifier le nom de l’un de ses bâtiments. Celui-ci était lié à un ancien élève, vice-président américain du début du XIXème siècle défendant l’esclavagisme. Voir l'article...

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Le nombre d’étudiants étrangers en déclin dans les universités américaines

Par Louis Heidsieck. «Le discours politique autour des étrangers aux États-Unis depuis l’élection de novembre pourrait avoir un impact dévastateur sur nos ambitions d’accueil d’étudiants étrangers» C’est le constat de l’étude menée auprès de 250 universités américaines et relayée par Inside Higher Ed. Environ 40% des établissements enregistrent une baisse des inscriptions chez les étudiants étrangers. Voir l'article...

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Au Texas, «le réflexe quotidien» d’apporter son arme à l’université

Par Le Figaro Etudiant. À l’université d’Austin, aux États-Unis, les caméras de France Télévision ont partagé la journée d’un étudiant qui porte son revolver sur le campus. Dans une dizaine d’états américains, le port d’arme est autorisé à la fac. Voir l'article...

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19 mars 2017

Trump to order more effort to help black colleges

eCampus NewsBy Anita Kumar and William Douglas. President Donald Trump is expected to provide historically black colleges and universities a long-awaited boost as he looks to outdo his predecessors––including the nation’s first African-American president–on a surprising issue. More...

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Will higher edtech, innovation really change under Trump?

eCampus NewsBy Ron Bethke. With little policy change directed toward higher ed, colleges and universities could leverage the new administration toward further innovation. More...

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A university president's advice for Betsy DeVos regarding higher education

University Business LogoSubmitted by Tim Goral. While Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos is a passionate advocate for reforming our nation’s schools, her views on higher education are less well known. The U.S. Department Education has a major impact on colleges and universities and their students, especially regarding financial aid and civil rights. More...

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