13 décembre 2015

What the Protests Mean

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The protest movement that started at the University of Missouri at Columbia has outlasted the president of the University of Missouri System, who resigned on Monday. Read more...

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Alabama Community-College Board Moves to Merge 7 Institutions Into 2

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The Alabama Community College System’s Board of Trustees voted on Thursday to begin the yearlong process of merging seven of its colleges into two, reports the Alabama Media Group. More...

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Gun-Rights Demonstrators Plan ‘Fake Mass Shooting’ Near U. of Texas

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Proponents of concealed-carry legislation will host a “fake mass shooting” near the University of Texas at Austin this weekend, the Austin American-Statesman reports. More...

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Watch Michelle Obama Rap About Going to College

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Remember Michelle Obama’s “Better Make Room” campaign? In the effort’s latest media push, CollegeHumor posted a video on Thursday of the first lady and the Saturday Night Live cast member Jay Pharoah rapping about why it’s important to go to college. More...

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University Slashes Thousands of Journal Subscriptions, Spurring Faculty Fears

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Faculty members are crying foul over Memorial University of Newfoundland’s decision to eliminate thousands of journal subscriptions next year to cut costs. CBC News reports the institution will stop its subscriptions to about 2,500 of the approximately 80,000 journals it receives starting in January. More...

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In Televised Slight, Bates College Eyes a Chance to Court Lisa Simpson

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The Simpsons (still on the air!) took a higher-ed potshot on Sunday, as it has from time to time over the past 25 years (remember Homer’s brief stint at Springfield University?). More...

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What the Justices Said: Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Affirmative-Action Case

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The Supreme Court heard oral arguments a second time in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, a closely watched challenge to the race-conscious admissions policy at that institution, on Wednesday morning. The last time the court decided the case, two years ago, the justices ramped up the pressure on colleges to explain the rationale for such policies. More...

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Jury Awards Former Professor $2.5 Million in Discrimination Lawsuit


http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . A state jury has awarded a former professor at Harris-Stowe State University $2.5 million over her assertion that the institution did not renew her contract because of her national origin. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Shereen Abdel Kader, a former professor in the historically black university’s College of Education, will be awarded $1.75 million in punitive damages and $750,000 for lost wages and emotional distress. More...


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Underemployment Among College Graduates Drops, Report Says

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Report: “Sharp Declines in Underemployment for College Graduates”
Organization: Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce
Summary: The percentage of college graduates who are underemployed has fallen from its recession-era peak of 10.2 percent to 6.2 percent today, a new study has found. By comparison, the rate for high-school graduates is 13 percent. More...

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On Some Campuses, Protests Continue Over Thanksgiving Weekend

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . College students across the country left their campuses for the Thanksgiving break, but on at least three campuses, longstanding protests over racism continued. Here’s a look at developments on those campuses. More...

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