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Editorial: Rating the raters

Last Thursday, the Obama administration released more information about its proposed system to rate colleges and universities in the United States. So far, these standards have come under a barrage of criticism, as various players all over higher education wonder how such a ranking can incorporate the ...


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This Week in Higher Ed: Dec. 5, 2013

Satirical candidate set to lead Harvard student council A Harvard junior who was elected vice president of the school’s Undergraduate Council after his joke ticket won a plurality of votes announced Monday that he would assume the council presidency instead of resigning as planned, the Harvard Crimson ...


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This Week in Higher Ed: Nov. 21, 2013

New study finds nationwide spike in science and engineering degrees The number of bachelor’s degrees awarded nationally in engineering and the sciences rose over the past five years by a substantially higher rate than those in other fields, the Chronicle of Higher Education reported Tuesday. The ...


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This week in higher ed: Oct. 3, 2013

Explosion hits UC Berkeley Following an explosion on the University of California at Berkeley campus, officials declared a state of emergency and called for a campus-wide evacuation around 6:40 p.m. Monday. Dan Mogulof, executive director of public affairs at UC Berkeley, told the Daily Californian ...


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This week in higher ed: Sept. 26, 2013

Harvard kicks off $6.5 billion capital campaign Harvard announced Sept. 21 that it hopes to raise a historic $6.5 billion with its new capital campaign, the Harvard Crimson reported Saturday. Achieving this target amount would make this capital campaign, known as the Harvard Campaign, the largest ...


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This week in higher ed: Sept. 20, 2013

University of Virginia to study school’s connection to slavery The University of Virginia announced last Thursday the formation of a new Commission on Slavery and the University to investigate the school’s historical ties to the slave trade and the role of slave labor in constructing important ...


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This week in higher ed: Sept. 12, 2013

Michigan State relieves professor of teaching duties after politically charged comments A creative writing professor at Michigan State University was suspended from his teaching responsibilities after making controversial statements on the first day of class. A student captured the remarks on a video ...


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This week in higher ed: April 24, 2013

Princeton’s provost to succeed Tilghman as president Princeton Provost Christopher Eisgruber will take office July 1 as the university’s 20th president, presidential search committee leaders announced Sunday. Eisgruber, who has served as the school’s provost for nearly nine years, will succeed ...


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This week in higher ed: April 17, 2013

UCLA to go smoke-free next week The University of California at Los Angeles’ ban on all smoking and tobacco products on campus will take effect Tuesday, according to various news reports published last October, when the move was first announced. The ban precedes a University of California system-wide ...


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This week in higher ed: April 3, 2013

Yale formalizes online education program Yale’s President-elect Peter Salovey signed an agreement March 13 formalizing a partnership between Yale and an online education program to encourage “global education” and increase accessibility to international internships, the Yale Daily News reported ...


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This week in higher ed: March 20, 2013

URI freezes tuition The University of Rhode Island announced Monday that it will freeze tuition rates for all students and increase the financial aid budget to a record-high amount for the 2013-14 school year. The move will maintain in-state annual tuition rates at $10,878 and out-of-state rates at ...


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Madison ’16: What is the value of higher education?

Higher education is now widely accepted as an essential step to future success. But at what price can we justify the gain we get from this — at least — four-year experience? I recently watched an insightful and personally inspirational video on YouTube by a spoken word poet named Suli Breaks, entitled ...


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Affirmative action case unlikely to affect U.

The University will likely not be seriously affected by the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the affirmative action admissions case Fisher v. University of Texas, which is expected to be decided by the court in May or June. “There’s a very strong expectation that the court will do away with (affirmative ...


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This week in higher ed: March 6, 2013

Oberlin cancels classes after racially charged incidents on campus A chain of what Oberlin College officials referred to as “hate-related incidents” caused Oberlin’s President Marvin Krislov to cancel classes at the Ohio liberal arts college Monday, the New York Times reported. The campus has ...


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Higher Ed

This week in higher ed: Feb. 27, 2013

Online education could harm disadvantaged students, study finds Online courses may exacerbate achievement gaps and further disadvantage demographic groups that often struggle academically, according to a new study released by Columbia researchers. Virtual classes — particularly massive open online ...


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Higher Ed

This week in higher ed: Feb. 20, 2013

Disagreements prompt professor’s departure from MOOC A professor from the University of California at Irvine left the massive open online course he was teaching after four weeks, but the class is continuing without him, the Chronicle of Higher Education reported Monday. The reasons that Richard ...


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Higher Ed

This week in higher ed: Feb. 13, 2013

Report calls for widespread financial aid reforms The Institute for College Access and Success advocated large-scale new investments in federal assistance to college students in a report on reforming U.S. financial aid policies the group released Tuesday. The report is part of the Bill and Melinda ...


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This week in higher ed: Feb. 6, 2013

Questions of administrative diversity surface at Penn The opinion pages of the Daily Pennsylvanian have over the past week hosted a multifaceted debate about the racial diversity — or lack thereof — of Penn’s administrative leadership. Last Wednesday, a group of six senior African Studies faculty ...


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This week in higher ed: Jan. 30, 2013

Coal divestment may pose little risk A report from an investment management firm found that divesting from top fossil fuel companies would not pose a statistically significant risk to universities’ endowments, the Chronicle of Higher Education reported Tuesday. As hundreds of student divestment ...


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This week in higher ed: Jan. 23, 2013

Shooting at Texas college injures three Three people were wounded in a shooting between two men on the North Harris campus of Lone Star College near Houston, Texas at around 12:30 p.m. yesterday, according to an article in Reuters. Witnesses stated the shooting occurred after an argument broke out ...




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