28 août 2016

When the US president is a commencement speaker, the number of years in office matters

The ConversationBy . It’s commencement season again. Some universities bring in famous people for honorary degrees. Some stick to the old standby of a speaker chosen from among the graduates. And some go political – choosing a candidate or an elected official. More...

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27 août 2016

At Notre Dame, a door closes, but many more are opening across Catholic higher ed

The ConversationBy . In November of 1989, I was in the middle of my second year of full-time teaching theology at Barry University in Miami, Florida. One stormy evening, two of my faculty colleagues and I were waiting at the airport to greet an important speaker: Father Theodore Hesburgh, president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame. More...

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Guns on campus: there will be no artist or doctor once the trigger is pulled

The ConversationBy . As a rational academic, living in one of the most conservative states, where legislators are planning to allow firearms in virtually all public places, including the University of Wyoming, I have labored to understand my own deep antipathy to the idea of my students and colleagues being armed. More...

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Billions of dollars left unused, as students fail to ask for financial aid

The ConversationBy . At a time when mounting student debt is dominating news, students across America are leaving nearly $3 billion in federal financial aid on the table each year. For students in California, nearly $400 million goes unclaimed. More...

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Why the guns-on-campus debate matters for American higher education

The ConversationBy . As of Aug. 1, 2016, a new law allows concealed handguns in college and university buildings in Texas.
It’s already had an impact on me as professor of religious studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Thanks to this law, I set foot in a federal court building for the first time. More...

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26 août 2016

In Brazil the For-Profit Giants Keep Growing

By Marcelo Knobel. In 2015, the Brazilian for-profit private sector in Higher Education registered a net income of R$ 49.3 billion (around US$ 14 billion). About 36% of this number comes from the 12 biggest educational groups. Read more...

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Donald Trump Thinks I’m Stupid

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/law.jpgBy Tracy Mitrano. My mother died as the result of a surgical accident, a nicked bowel with a single stitch from an ovarian biopsy that proved negative. Nine months in ICU, six major surgeries, a year and two days later, she gave up. Read more...

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Presidential Leadership

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/law.jpgBy Tracy Mitrano. Thirty-five years ago when I graduated college and set my career sites on higher education, I wanted to be a college president. Read more...

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Proposed Federal Regulations Would Force Online Educators to Seek Approval from States

By Derek Johnson. The federal Department of Education wants to close what it believes is a loophole in federal regulations governing online educators. The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register and clarifies that online and distance educators must meet authorization standards for all states where their students reside. More...

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California bill to cap foreign enrolments averted

By Natalie Marsh. A bill introduced in California’s state legislature that proposed placing a cap on the number of foreign students enrolling in the University of California system has been amended. More...

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