Jill Rounds

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Education Department Lets Borrowers Default On Student Loans, Ignoring Helpful Alternatives

Companies working for the Department of Education over the past year have allowed hundreds of thousands of borrowers to default on their federal student loans rather than enrolling them in the Obama administration’s debt-relief programs, new data reveal.<p>In results that have invited comparisons to …

US Navy sexual assault reports rise 50%

<b>The number of sexual assaults reported to the US Navy rose dramatically over the last year, officials have said.</b><p>The Navy puts the rise down to sailors' growing comfort reporting incidents of sexual assault and to their belief that authorities will take action.<p>The Navy says about 1,100 assaults were …

6 basic questions about the war in Syria

The Syrian war has been a slowly unfolding catastrophe, one that has embroiled several of the world's major powers.<p>Early Saturday, the United States and its British and French allies conducted airstrikes on three targets outside Damascus and Homs in response to an alleged chemical attack by the …

7 ways colleges and universities have ignored sexual assault

From “personal injury” to a “bad hookup,” higher ed admins have come up with a range of euphemisms for campus rape<p>One of the most persistent problems anti-rape and anti-domestic violence activists face is the inability of people to see these crimes as crimes. In theory, yes, we all understand that …

The 10 Colleges That Pay Professors The Most According To AAUP's 2013 Survey

Five universities pay the average full professor $200,000 or more, a new survey reveals.<p>The annual report from the American Association of University Professors places Columbia University in New York as the best paying college in the country, with average full professors there raking in $212,300 a …

5 Ways of Understanding the New, Feminist MOOC That's Not a MOOC

When professors go online, it doesn't have to look like any one particular thing.<p>Yesterday, we received word of the newest innovation in higher education. Across the world this fall, it was said, students and professors would sit down at computer screens, breathe deeply, and plunge themselves into …

President Unveils Plan To Boost College Affordability

Saying a college education is the "surest path to the middle class," President Obama announced a plan Thursday to allocate federal aid to colleges and universities based in part on their affordability.<p>Speaking at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, the president said that over …

How to Encourage More College Sexual Assault Victims to Speak Up

Schools should promise strong punishments for assailants and offer victims a voice in the process.<p>In May, Duke University announced plans to adopt one of the most extreme college sexual assault policies in history, changing the recommended sanction for perpetrators from suspension to expulsion. …