10 avril 2017

College Choice: It’s Anybody’s Guess

HomeCommenters lumped all college students into a homogeneous group as an object to condemn. But not all college students, even at an elite place like Middlebury College, are monolithic. Read more...

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Middlebury Maelstrom

HomeLooking back over the long history of controversial campus speakers, what might colleges do differently to avoid uncivil behavior and disruptions. Read more...

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Trump budget cuts could hit research universities hard, Moody’s warns

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgTechno-News Blog. The credit rating agency warns that the proposed $5.8 billion cut in funding to the National Institutes of Health would have the most significant impact on higher education. Roughly 80 percent of NIH’s budget supports grants to 300,000 researchers at universities across the country. More...

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CIOs Do It All

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgTechno-News Blog. The job of chief information officer (CIO) has a scope and influence across campus that makes it — according to some, anyway — the best job on campus. Not everyone aspires to the CIO role, however, considering the time, attention, and tolerance for uncertainty required by that level of leadership. More...

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Government boosts funding for computer science ed to combat threats

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgTechno-News Blog. A shortage of trained professionals who can deal with sophisticated cybersecurity threats has put renewed focus on K-12 education efforts in the sector, both at the federal and state level. Preisdent Donald Trump is considering an executive order that would review cybersecurity education efforts. More...

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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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