26 avril 2016

Sexual Violence at Institutions of Higher Education

UNT Digital LibraryCurrently, there are two federal laws that address sexual violence on college campuses: the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act, P.L. 101-542) and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX, P.L. 92-318). Following a discussion exploring the prevalence of sexual violence at IHEs, this report provides a detailed policy and legal analysis of these two statutes, as well as a brief description of a third statute related to educational privacy. The report concludes with a summary of the steps that have been taken by Congress and the Administration to address campus sexual violence. More...

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25 avril 2016

Live from the Basement: Reporting from the AACC

By Matt Reed. I’m at the American Association of Community Colleges conference in Chicago, where the official theme this year is “Camelot.” Seriously. It’s on the program. More...

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U.S. Senate Panel OKs Slight Funding Boost for NSF

HomeThe U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday advanced a funding bill that would give a slight boost to the National Science Foundation next fiscal year. Read more...

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Supreme Court Declines to Hear Google Books Case

HomeThe U.S. Supreme Court on Monday announced it will not hear Authors Guild v. Google, a case on whether Google’s book digitization project violates authors’ rights. The court’s decision leaves in place a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which ruled in favor of Google. Copyright experts previously predicted the court was unlikely to hear the case. Read more...

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Colleges in U.S. Reach Out to Students in Ecuador

HomeEcuador is not a top study abroad destination for American students, but the earthquake this weekend had a number of American colleges and universities reaching out to contact their students who are in that country. Read more...

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For-Profit Colleges Seek Reprieve on ‘Gainful Employment’ Rule

HomeThe main association of for-profit colleges in Washington on Thursday asked Education Secretary John B. King Jr. to delay implementation of the Obama administration’s “gainful employment” rule that is aimed at cracking down on for-profit colleges. Read more...

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Cornell Continues to Receive Scrutiny Over Job Ad

HomeScholars, scholars everywhere and no professor to pick. Cornell University took heat last fall for posting an unusually vague job ad for a professor showing “outstanding promise” in “some area” of the humanities or social sciences, with special consideration of “members of underrepresented groups, those who have faced economic hardship, are first-generation college graduates, or work on topics related to these issues”. Read more...

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Whitman Drops 'Missionary' Name for Mascot

HomeWhitman College, a liberal arts institution in Washington State, is named for Marcus and Narcissa Whitman, 19th-century Christian missionaries. But the college announced this week that its mascot will no longer be known as "the Missionary". Read more...

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Cal State Faculty Union Calls Off Planned Strike

HomeCalifornia Faculty Association, the faculty union for the California State University System, on Thursday postponed indefinitely its five-day strike planned to begin April 13, after negotiators for both parties reached a tentative salary agreement. Read more...

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Harvard, Princeton Release Statements on Endowments

HomeHarvard and Princeton Universities have released their responses to questions from members of Congress about the way they use their endowments. The questions come amid heightened scrutiny of the wealthiest universities. Read more...

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