College & University

Here's how UCs rank on six core graduate programs

Stanford is known across the nation for elite professional school disciplines, and the latest US News Best Graduate School ranking notes that the University of California is also home to several top programs.<p>The survey focused on the education provided in six disciplines across the country: …

Higher Education

Why Banning Laura Kipnis Would Betray Wellesley's Academic Mission

Six professors at the college insist that campus speakers like the feminist intellectual will cause students “damage” or “injury.”<p>This week at Wellesley College, six professors who serve on the Commission on Race, Ethnicity, and Equity, a committee at the highly selective liberal arts school, sent …

Higher Education

Students At This University Are Allowed To Wear Whatever They Want To Graduation And It’s So Good

That’s another way of using your talents…<p>Kyoto University has an amazing tradition where its students dress up in costume for graduation.<p>So on the morning of graduation, things in Kyoto get pretty weird.<p>There were Pokémon walking the streets.<p>As well as Poké stops.<p>Jesus was even there.<p>BuzzFeed News …

I sell degrees – but don't tell students they might be worthless

At open days I pitch my university to young people, even though fewer graduate jobs and high tuition fees means their qualifications may not pay off<p>Although I love a lot of things about my job as a lecturer in the social sciences at a mid-ranked post-92 university, there is one aspect that really …

Higher Education

How a New Supreme Court Ruling Could Affect Special Education

Advocates for students with disabilities argue the decision could help millions of children.<p>In a stunning 8-0 decision in the case <i>Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District</i>, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a higher standard of education for children with disabilities. Advocates and …

Education

Conservative students at Lutheran college say they fear for personal safety, some leave, remain silent

It’s no surprise that secular U.S. college student bodies are becoming intolerant of conservatives, but the same trend may be emerging in some of the nation’s religiously affiliated schools.<p>Take St. Olaf College, a school affiliated with the 3.7 million-member Evangelical Lutheran Church in …

Higher Education

Maryland produces the highest percentage of college basketball recruits of any state

Let’s do a quick thought exercise:<p>Take the boys’ basketball teams from four imaginary high schools in the same state. Each team has 15 players — so 60 players in total — and generally the talent level on each team is about the same.<p>How many of those 60 players do you think will play Division-I …

College Basketball

15 percent of female UT undergraduates have been raped, study says | Higher Education

AUSTIN — Fifteen percent of undergraduate female students surveyed at the University of Texas at Austin said they've been raped, according to a …

Higher Education

Sesame Street Diversifies and Basketball Gentrifies: This Week's Top 7 Education Stories

The best recent writing about school<p><b>The Gentrification of College Hoops</b><p>Tom Farrey | <i>The Undefeated</i><p>Players like [Allen] Iverson and [Tremont] Waters—the first members of their families to go to college—are increasingly rare in college sports, even in the big-money, high-stakes sports of basketball …

Higher Education

There’s going to be a Howard University campus at Google

But the company won’t cover all of the students’ costs.<p>Google announced today that Howard University will open a campus at the Googleplex in Mountain View this summer, where computer science students from the historically black university will have the option of studying for three months at a …

Higher Education

College Is the Goal. The Problem? Getting There.

TOPEKA, Kan. — She was a blur of motion — leading the school step-dance team, working long hours after school at a beauty products store, mentoring younger students and caring for her siblings. So TaTy’Terria Gary, a senior at Topeka High School, had little time last fall to study for the ACT …

Education

Forget College Placements, HCL Will Now Hire Students Straight Out Of School

Going one step ahead of its competitors, HCL Technologies Ltd has embarked on a new programme to catch some of the brightest minds of the …

Education

Boston Puts a Better Map in the Classroom

The old Mercator world map, riddled with inaccuracies, has been replaced with a less Eurocentric version.<p>Fans of <i>The West Wing</i> might recall the infamous “Big Block of Cheese Day,” a fictitious day in which the show’s White House staffers honor the petitions of small interest groups. In the episode, …

Higher Education

7 Awesome Side Gigs that Don't Require a College Degree

A side hustle is the best way to <b>earn extra money</b>, help you reach financial goals and build your resume or portfolio. While there are some side gigs …

Money

HEC Paris Signs MoU With Ashoka University To Promote Research Development

International business school HEC Paris on Wednesday (March 22) inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ashoka University in the presence of …

Higher Education

Adulting, but With Your College Crowd

When young city dwellers new to New York seek a sense of community, many find it in the familiar faces of their college alumni. Not ready to live on their own and wary of finding a random roommate on the internet, they are creating college, version 2.0.<p>And while there is no longer a resident …

New York City

For whites across America, "deaths of despair" are rising

For many white Americans without a college degree, life in America has devolved in a few short decades from one that offered ample economic …

NAFTA

Bury college in lockdown over 'bomb threat' from Twitter account before students evacuated

A college was put in "lockdown" today after a security threat made via a Twitter account.<p>Police received a report at 10.50am this morning that Bury …

Manchester

Report: Cal's Kameron Rooks to pursue graduate transfer

Cal big man Kameron Rooks will reportedly transfer after graduating from the program, according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports.<p>The 7-foot-1 center …

Sports

Academic freedom? McGill caves in to tribal politics

The weather has been awful in Quebec. Two weeks ago, a massive snowstorm left hundreds of people stranded on a highway overnight awaiting rescue. It was a mess. The mayor of Montreal blamed the Transport Ministry, and the Premier admitted that something had gone badly wrong.<p>Now another storm is …

Higher Education

47 Years Of Excellence Celebrated At SPM College, University Of Delhi

Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College, on Thursday (23 March), celebrated its 47th Annual Day. The theme of the function was culturally crafted with a hint …

Higher Education

Sailing World College Rankings, March 23 2017

The second rankings of the spring season put Yale on top in coed, while Boston College jumps to the top of the Women's fleet.<p>Sailing World’s College …

Sailing

Why Are We Proud of Our College Sports?

When I was at Northwestern University, we didn’t win in any sports.<p>“That’s all right, that’s OK, you’re gonna work for us someday!” was the chant we …

March Madness

Among white Americans, people without college degrees are driving an increase in death rates

In 2015, a pair of economists received widespread attention for their study showing that since the late 1990s the death rate has been rising for middle-aged white Americans.<p>Now a new analysis by the same Princeton University team has identified which part of that population was driving that trend: …

News

Professor Hypocrite, Tear Down This Door!

Posted: Mar 24, 2017 12:01 AM<p>One of my conservative friends recently suggested that leftist professors should be prohibited from putting political …

Conservative POV

Fortney: Top NASA engineer chooses her alma mater University of Calgary to pursue PhD

They were the brilliant minds whose precise formulas helped launch astronaut heroes like John Glenn and Neil Armstrong into space and return them …

NASA

Tulane 101: The origins of New Orleans' oldest university

In addition to its Uptown and downtown campuses in New Orleans, Tulane operates the F. Edward Hebert Research Center near Belle Chasse and the Tulane …

New Orleans

A New Work College on the Block

When congressmen last fall considered cures for what ails the American university (repeal large college endowments' tax exemption to lower tuition …

Conservative POV

Fisk University names Kevin Rome as new president

Fisk University announced Thursday that Kevin Rome, an administrator with years of experience at historically black colleges, would serve as its next …

Higher Education

Indian Students Think Twice About Attending U.S. Universities - Bloomberg

Rahul Lachhani, a technology analyst at Credit Suisse Group AG in Mumbai, is on the verge of realizing his dream of pursuing a graduate degree in the …

University of Southern California