27 janvier 2018

Protest Over Chicago Invitation to Bannon

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. A professor at Chicago's business school invited Steve Bannon, formerly a top aide in the Trump administration and the executive chairman of Breitbart, to appear on campus, and Bannon has accepted. Students formed a group called Chicago Against Steve Bannon (logo at right) and held a protest Thursday. More...

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Akron Will End Most Friday Classes

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The University of Akron announced that it will end most Friday classes, starting this fall. The university plans to encourage students to participate in career-related activities -- such as internships or research experiences -- on Fridays. Classes that have met on a Monday-Wednesday-Friday schedule will either meet twice a week or on a Monday-Wednesday-Thursday schedule. More...

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Admissions Officers Who Overshare Online

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Stanford official's apparent departure is latest illustration of the dangers of social media not only to applicants, but to those who review them. More...

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New Bid to Overhaul College Admissions

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. In recent years, a number of high school districts and a few states have moved to require high school students to complete much more sophisticated projects to assess their eligibility for a high school diploma, and their preparation for college and the world of work. More...

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Criticism of Michigan State Intensifies

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. As more details surface about Larry Nassar, who pleaded guilty in November to charges that he molested numerous girls as a doctor for the U.S. national gymnastics team, Michigan State University has received more criticism. More...

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Catholic University Calls Off Gay Art Exhibit

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Newman University has called off a scheduled art exhibit called “Rainbow in Reverse: Queer Kansas History,” The Wichita Eagle reported. Some Roman Catholic leaders criticized the university for agreeing to the exhibit. More...

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Racist Signs at University of South Carolina

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Signs about "dumb black asses" and "stupid monkeys" were placed over a display case of the African-American studies program at the University of South Carolina, The Post and Courier reported. More...

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To Be in Person, or Not to Be?

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. That's the question disciplinary associations and academics are facing on conference interviews, which many departments are replacing with video. More...

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When a Field's Reputation Precedes It

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Theories abound as to why women remain underrepresented in many fields. A new study says that perceived gender bias in a given discipline is the primary criterion women use for selecting a college major, not the perception that a field is science or math oriented (sorry, Larry Summers). More...

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Border Patrol Arrests Professor on Harboring Charge

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Scott Daniel Warren, an environmental studies instructor at Arizona State University, was arrested in southern Arizona last week on a federal harboring charge. The arrest came just hours after No More Deaths, an aid group for which Warren volunteers, released footage of Border Patrol agents kicking over water bottles left for migrants, the Associated Press reported. More...

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