25 mai 2017

Lawmakers reach agreement on Fla. higher ed changes

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. House and Senate negotiators reached agreement Saturday on the major portions of a higher-education budget that will dramatically expand student financial aid, boost university funding and bring significant policy changes for universities and state colleges. More...

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One dead, multiple injured in stabbing attack on UT-Austin campus

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. A student at the University of Texas at Austin, wielding a large Bowie-like hunting knife, is suspected of stabbing four other students on campus Monday afternoon, killing one of them, police said. More...

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A nonprofit acquires a for-profit

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Purdue University surprised its faculty and the general higher ed sector this spring with its plans to acquire Kaplan University for a symbolic $1 (with a revenue-share plan spanning 30 years). More...

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Betsy DeVos is booed for a reason. Or two. Or three

The Guardian homeThe US secretary of education faced jeers when she spoke at Bethune-Cookman University. And rightly so. More...

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24 mai 2017

Helping student activists move past ‘us vs. them’

The ConversationProtest turned violent on the Berkeley and Middlebury campuses; students shouted down speakers at MacMaster University and UCLA and blocked entry to a talk at Claremont McKenna: These are among the many recent incidents that have students, faculty and outside observers searching for ways to debate controversial issues on campus without dogmatism and groupthink. More...

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‘Moonlight’ schooled Hollywood on race. Can it take on school discipline, too?

The ConversationThis year’s Academy Award winner for best picture tackles a difficult topic in the education world today: school discipline. In “Moonlight,” high school boys taunt the main character, Chiron, with homophobic slurs before beating him. More...

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Helping military service members complete college

The ConversationEvery year, over half a million military service members and veterans enroll in undergraduate institutions. Only about half leave with a certificate or degree. More...

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Yale grad students’ hunger strike can’t turn the tide for labor

The ConversationOn April 24, graduate students at Yale University announced a hunger strike in support of Local 33 of Unite Here, a labor union that represents workers in a variety of industries (including higher education) in dozens of cities across North America. More...

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Top university to hold black only graduation ceremony

Harvard University will host a graduation ceremony exclusively for black students, organisers have announced as more than 170 students and 530 guests have signed up to attend the event, which will be held on 23 May, writes Niamh McIntyre for the IndependentMore...

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HE improving but much remains to be done – World Bank

By María Elena Hurtado. Providing good-quality higher education to low-income and middle-class students in Latin America and the Caribbean who are joining universities and technical colleges in droves, is a big challenge for this group of countries, according to a World Bank report released on 17 May. More...

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