26 novembre 2019

Organized Crime Scholar Accused of Laundering Millions

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. A professor of international studies at the University of Miami who studies drug trafficking and organized crime in the Americas is charged with laundering money from Venezuela, according to Bloomberg. More...

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Call for University of Texas San Antonio to Embrace Hispanic-Serving Mission

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. A group of Hispanic faculty members and administrators at the University of Texas at San Antonio says that the institution does not live up to and has not embraced its identity as a Hispanic-serving institution. A petition by La Raza Faculty and Administrator Association urges the university to become a “Hispanic-thriving institution” by making various changes. More...

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Slimmed-Down Gen Ed

HomeBy Colleen FlahertyFacing internal and external pressures to streamline the general education curriculum, Wichita State University’s Faculty Senate approved an amended proposal to trim the institution’s program from 42 to 36 credits. The original proposal was 33 credits -- just shy of the Higher Learning Commission’s 30-credit minimum (with some qualifications) for gen ed programs. More...

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Purdue AAUP Objects to New IP Standard

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Purdue University’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors this week released a statement against the institution’s recently updated intellectual property policy. More...

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Students Leave BYU Idaho Over Medicaid

HomeBy Elin Johnson. Brigham Young University in Idaho is seeing its students leave after it decided to not allow students to enroll in classes if their only form of health insurance is Medicaid, reported Fox 13. More...

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Utah to Phase Out Merit Scholarships

HomeBy Elin JohnsonUtah will phase out two merit-based scholarships and redirect the funds toward need-based scholarships, according to The Salt Lake Tribune. More...

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Activists Disrupt Harvard-Yale Game

HomeBy Elin Johnson. Climate change activists swarmed the field of the Harvard-Yale football game, delaying the game an hour and causing the Yale University police to issue 42 summonses for disorderly conduct, reported The New York Times. More...

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American University Responds to Backlash

HomeBy Elin Johnson. The university's handling of the physical removal of an African American student from her apartment prompted student protests and public criticism after a disturbing video of the event went viral. More...

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Trump Cheered by Alabama Fans

HomeBy Elin Johnson. At their much-discussed visit to the LSU vs. Alabama game, President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump were met with cheers and applause, while protests happened outside the stadium. More...

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Radford Employee Emptied Student Newspaper Racks

HomeBy Elin Johnson. A Radford University worker was responsible for the removal of issues of the university's student paper in September, reports The Roanoke Times. More...

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