19 mars 2017

House panel gives unanimous support to campus free speech bill

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. A bill protecting free speech rights on public college and university campuses sailed through committee with a unanimous vote Thursday. More...

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Palomar College offers free tuition

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Palomar College wants incoming students to go to school for free. The north San Diego County community college announced its Palomar Promise program Wednesday. More...

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'Free' college tuition doesn't add up

University Business LogoSubmitted by Tim Goral. Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders had significant success in attracting young people to his campaign in no small part due to his proposal to make tuition free at public colleges and universities. More...

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Philippines Senate passes bill on free tuition in state colleges

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. The Senate on Monday, March 13, passed on 3rd and final reading a bill that will provide full tuition subsidy for students in state universities and colleges (SUCs). More...

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The unintended consequences of free college tuition

University Business LogoBy Gary A. Olson. Like all of the free tuition plans proposed to date, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan in its present form will have unintended consequences that could be devastating to the state’s economy. More...

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18 mars 2017

Rome if you want to: university offers free virtual tour of ancient city

The Guardian homeBy. Students from all over the world who sign up to a new free online course on ancient Rome from the University of Reading will be invited to explore its temples, monuments, shops and back streets, through the most detailed digital model of the ancient city ever created. More...

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The ‘free speech debate’ is nothing of the sort, whatever the far right says

The Guardian homeBy. Milo Yiannopoulos and the ‘alt-right’ talk about censorship, but what’s really happening is an ideological battle for what is culturally acceptable. More...

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The Emergence (and Perils) of Income-Targeted Free Tuition

By Alex Usher. Once upon a time, there were two broad streams of thought about tuition in public higher education.  The first was simple enough: make it free.  No charge at the point of service, no charge ever, just a universal benefit…for those lucky enough to get in (on the whole, “free” tuition countries tend to have fewer students because there is less money to accommodate them). More...

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17 mars 2017

Why I Can't Get Behind the Middlebury Statement

By Barbara Fister. I believe in freedom of speech. I believe in the value of exploring ideas you don’t agree with. I believe in the value of the Freedom to Read Statement, formulated and adopted during the McCarthy era by publishers and librarians who pushed back against the then-dominant idea that those who associated with the wrong ideas should be investigated in a cloud of suspicion that could get a person fired or worse. Read more...

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15 mars 2017

A Boom in Promise

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. Interest in free community college programs has been gradually spreading across the nation. But no other state can match California's boom in Promise programs. Read more...

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