13 mars 2017

Report: Trump Budget Will Kill Sea Grant Funds

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. President Trump's budget proposal will seek to eliminate the Sea Grant Program, which supports coastal research at 33 universities, The Washington Post reported. Read more...

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Citizen Denied Aid for Having Non-Citizen Parent

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. A federal program that allows residents of the District of Columbia to receive grants to enroll at public colleges elsewhere denies funds to students -- even if they are citizens -- if their parents are not citizens, The Washington Post reported. Read more...

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'Unprecedented' White Supremacist Activity

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. White supremacist activity is seeing an upsurge on college campuses, primarily by outside groups seeking to attract attention or support among students, according to a report released Monday by the Anti-Defamation League, which tracks anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry. Read more...

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Full Adobe Access for U of Arizona Students

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The University of Arizona and Adobe have announced a deal in which all students at the university will receive the full suite of Adobe Creative Cloud software, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Adobe Premiere Pro and Dreamweaver. Read more...

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12-Hour Commute to Class With Noam Chomsky

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Noam Chomsky, the noted linguist and political thinker who teaches at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is this semester co-teaching a course on politics at the University of Arizona. Read more...

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Professors and Politics: What the Research Says

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. DeVos accusation that faculty members seek to tell students what to think renews debate, on which research is plentiful. Studies say professors lean left but challenge idea that this results in indoctrination or harms conservatives. Read more...

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Measuring Adversity

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. College Board pilots system to help colleges make admissions decisions about who is disadvantaged -- and evidence from one college suggests 20 percent of decisions might be different. But lack of emphasis on race concerns some advocates. Read more...

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DeVos: Black Colleges Are 'Pioneers' of 'School Choice'

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Education secretary's remarks astound many advocates for colleges that were created because black students were denied choices. Read more...

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DeVos vs. the Faculty

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Professors tell students "what to say, and more ominously, what to think," new education secretary says in her first sustained criticism of higher education. Read more...

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Student Affairs Groups Criticize Lifting of Protections for Transgender Students

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Two national student affairs groups on Thursday issued statements criticizing the Trump administration for rescinding guidance from the Obama administration that said federal anti-bias laws cover gender identity. Read more...

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