22 février 2017

More than nine in 10 universities restrict free speech

More than nine in 10 universities in the United Kingdom are restrictive of free speech, according to a new report that raises concerns over the issue of censorship on campuses, writes Rachael Pells for the Independent. More...

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FutureLearn to offer 15,000 free certificates

By Natalie Marsh. UK-based MOOC platform, FutureLearn, has partnered with the British Council and the GREAT Britain campaign to offer 15,000 free certificates to learners in 36 lower and middle income countries. More...

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19 février 2017

Community colleges wary of Cuomo's free tuition proposal

University Business LogoSubmitted by Steven Wyman. New York State's community colleges could barely keep pace with the influx of students less than a decade ago, when a recession sent displaced workers scrambling for updated skills. More...

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UW proposes free tuition for first-generation transfer students

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. The University of Wisconsin would offer one or two years of free tuition to academically strong, first-generation college students who transfer with associate's degrees from UW Colleges or technical college partners to UW-Madison. More...

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This is how federal funding to universities works

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. After the University of California at Berkeley cancelled an appearance by controversial writer Milo Yiannopoulos, President Trump threatened Thursday to pull federal funding to the public university for not permitting free speech. More...

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San Francisco becomes first city to offer free community college tuition to all residents

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. San Francisco is partnering with a community college to offer free tuition to city residents starting next fall. More...

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How other states help students avoid debt

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Tuition-free college programs have sprung up in states such as Tennessee, Oregon and Minnesota. More...

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Deconstructing the liberal campus cliche

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Are American universities now spaces where democratic free expression is in decline, where insecurity, fear, and an obsessive, self-preening political correctness make open dialogue impossible. More...

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18 février 2017

Tennessee, Take a Bow

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Bravo to Tennessee for taking on one of the stickiest issues in the community college world.  It’s offering free tuition to adults, whether they’re new to college or returning after many years. Read more...

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Securing Funding During Graduate School

HomeBy Victor Ray. The freedom that research support brings is particularly important for radical scholars of color, writes Victor Ray, who gives advice on how to obtain it. Read more...

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