13 mars 2017

Different Kind of Disinvitation for Yiannopoulos

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Milo Yiannopoulos has become a highly controversial speaker on campuses, known for his personal insults against gay and transgender people (though he is gay), attacks on feminists and mocking of liberals. Read more...

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Survey on Medical Withdrawals, Refund Rules

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Forty-five percent of colleges in a recent survey report seeing an increase in the number of medical withdrawals by students, according to a report by GradGuard, which provides insurance for such situations. Read more...

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Incidents Roil Campuses

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Numerous colleges -- including Hebrew Union College, the University of Florida, and the University of Minnesota -- have seen incidents involving swastikas in recent weeks. A neo-Nazi website has also been hacking into printers at prominent universities and printing out anti-Semitic fliers. Read more...

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NYU Will Promote Speedier Graduation

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. New York University, long criticized for its expensive price tag, has launched a new effort called Accelerate to encourage more students to save money by shaving one semester off of their college costs. Read more...

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Presidential Historians Rank the Presidents

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. President Lincoln held on to his first place slot as the best president of the United States in C-SPAN's third survey of presidential historians. He was followed by Presidents Washington, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt and Dwight D. Eisenhower. Read more...

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Trump May Try to Kill AmeriCorps

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Administration's draft list of programs to eliminate includes the national service program, which has provided $2.4 billion in student aid, as well as humanities and arts endowments. Read more...

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Student debt nationally hit $1.31 trillion

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Student debt nationally hit $1.31 trillion at the end of 2016, according to new data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Read more...

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The Controversial Visit You Didn't Read About

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. On the same day Charles Murray was shouted down at Middlebury, Franklin & Marshall hosted a speaker opposed by some Muslim students and others. They protested, but didn't disrupt. And he spoke. Read more...

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Israel Bars Boycotters

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The new law -- technically an amendment -- prohibits the granting of a visa or residency permit to a non-Israeli citizen or permanent resident “if he, [or] the organization or entity for which he works, has knowingly issued a public call to impose a boycott on the state of Israel” or “has committed to participate in such a boycott,” according to a translation of key parts of the text from the Association for Civil Rights in Israel. Read more...

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The Gender Gap in Publications

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. New analysis looks at differences in scholarly outputs and impacts across 12 countries/regions and 27 fields. Read more...

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