21 septembre 2017

A new body for USC, but not enough soul

By William G Tierney. The University of Southern California or USC recently opened a new campus – ‘USC Village’ – adjacent to the main campus in downtown Los Angeles. The three-year undertaking is the largest development in USC’s history, cost US$700 million, and is an interesting mix of a private-public partnership. More...

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Academics organise to fight fascists on campuses

By Nell Gluckman, The Chronicle of Higher Education. In an effort to push back against far-right rallies, racism and Islamophobia on campus, some academics have formed a coalition of scholars called the Campus Anti-Fascist Network and its members – academics, university staff and students – are growing. More...

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The reckoning begins at university in racism storm

By Nell Gluckman, The Chronicle of Higher Education. All summer, the trio had been going back and forth on a messaging app, joining a larger group of student activists organising a response to a series of white-supremacist events that had been planned to take place here in Charlottesville, the university’s home city. More...

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Students and rectors oppose state university reforms

By María Elena Hurtado. On 21 August students of Universidad de Chile, or UCH, the country’s largest university, staged a sit-in at its headquarters in central Santiago to press for changes to the state universities bill, tabled by the government last June. More...

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Boosting living standards of all Argentinians

https://oecdecoscope.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/cropped-blog-clouds.jpgPosted . Following years of unsustainable economic policies, Argentina has recently undertaken bold reforms and a turnaround in policies that has helped to avoid another crisis and stabilise the economy (OECD, 2017).  Nevetheless, the work is far from being finished. More...

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20 septembre 2017

Most Republicans say colleges are bad for America

America's colleges are harming the country, the majority of Republicans now say. It's a strong downward slide in public opinion that, some experts fear, could exacerbate growing divides among Americans and lead to higher levels of student debt, write Polly Mosendz and Shahien Nasiripour for Bloomberg. More...

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‘Muslim ban’ has wider impact on study in the US

By Ruwayshid Alruwaili. The travel ban on citizens from six mainly Muslim countries is likely to deter students from across the Middle East because of a perception that the United States is now hostile to them. Universities will have to go out of their way to counter that perception. More...

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University leaders fear rise of hate events on campus

By Mary Beth Marklein. University leaders across the United States vehemently denounced the white supremacist demonstrations that imploded last weekend with the death of a counter-protester in a small Virginia college town. More...

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03 août 2017

The Financial Landscape of Canadian Universities

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. The first is the total income of Canadian universities over the past 35 years, in constant dollars.  What it shows is that total income has increased in a relatively steady fashion ever since the late 1990s (the slight spikiness of the last decade has more to do with uneven endowment income than anything else).  Total income for 2014-15 was around $35 billion, or more than double the figure of twenty years earlier, even after accounting for inflation. More...

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HBCUs: Here’s why we’re wary of the Trump administration

eCampus NewsSince taking office, President Donald Trump has pledged “unwavering support” for the critical educational missions of historically black colleges and universities, invited leaders of those institutions to the White House and even dispatched his education secretary to deliver her first commencement address of graduation season at one of the schools. More...

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