05 mai 2019

McGraw-Hill and Cengage Plan Merger

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. McGraw-Hill Education and Cengage plan to announce a merger today, The Wall Street Journal reported. More...

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Record Number of Women Join Academy of Sciences

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The National Academy of Sciences on Tuesday announced the election of 100 new members and 25 foreign associates. Of those named, 40 percent are women -- a record high. More...

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2 Killed, 4 Injured in Shooting at UNC Charlotte

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Two people were killed and four injured in a shooting at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte late Tuesday, The Charlotte Observer reported. More...

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Reprieve at Stanford

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Provost, who had said university was ending its support for university press this year, extends it for another year and suggests more support could be coming in the future. New approach comes amid widespread criticism. More...

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Leaving the Coalition

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Dartmouth and the University of Virginia will leave the application that was set up with fanfare as an alternative to the Common App. More...

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Widely Cited Debt Statistic Was Wrong

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Urban Institute last week announced that the figure was incorrect and should have been 34 percent, with other quartiles showing larger shares of student debt. More...

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Brigham Young Valedictorian Comes Out

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Brigham Young University -- part of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- considers any "physical intimacy" between two people of the same sex to be a violation of its honor code and university rules. More...

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Red Flags for Applicants With Mental Health Issues

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. If applicants wrote about their mental health, one college gave their applications additional review -- and some were rejected -- even if they were academically eligible for automatic admission. More...

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More Admissions of Guilt and More Details in Admissions Scandal

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Three more plead guilty; a mystery about a big-spending family becomes public; Southern Cal tightens rules on admission of athletes. More...

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Stanford Moves to Stop Supporting Its University Press

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Scholars question decision -- particularly as it comes from one of the world's wealthiest universities and will limit publishing by a highly respected press. More...

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