Higher Education

Can Religious Charities Take the Place of the Welfare State?

Supporters of Trump’s budget are eager to restore the central role of faith-based organizations in serving the poor—but it’s not clear they can be an adequate substitute for government.<p>President Trump’s initial budget proposal would end aid for poor families to pay their heating bills, defund …

Religion

10 Percent of Female Undergrads at University of Texas Say They Were Raped, According to New Survey

Ten percent of female undergraduates in the University of Texas system's academic institutions say they have been raped since enrolling, according to …

College & University

15% of Female Undergraduates Reported Being Raped in UT Austin Survey

The results are in from what University of Texas officials called “the nation’s most comprehensive study on sexual assaults ever conducted in higher …

College & University

What Are Your Favorite Faculty Development Blogs? – ProfHacker - Blogs

[<i>Lee Skallerup Bessette is a Faculty Instructional Consultant at the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CELT) at the University of</i> …

Education

Brown University Graduate Workers Affiliate with AFT

<b>WASHINGTON</b>—Graduate employees at Brown University have overwhelmingly voted to affiliate with the American Federation of Teachers and the Rhode …

Education

Free Speech Now: Free Speech In And Out Of The Classroom

<b>A panel with:</b><p><b>W. Rochelle Calhoun</b>, Vice President for Campus Life, Princeton University• <b><br>David Rabban</b>, Visiting Research Scholar, Woodrow Wilson School …

Education

4 Suicides At University Of Guelph Has Staff Doing Door-To-Door Checks

Top officials from an Ontario university took the unusual step of going door-to-door at campus residences three nights this week to check on the …

Canadian News

Here's why IIT Roorkee will not hire its PhD students as faculty members

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee will not be hiring its own PhD students as faculty members on completion of their course despite their …

Education

Nearly 15% of female undergraduates at UT Austin report being raped

University of Texas report based on survey of more than 7,600 students College president says findings ‘deeply troubling to our community’<p>Nearly 15% of female undergraduates at the University of Texas at Austin reported having been raped, according to a survey released by officials at the …

Education

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: …

College & University

Right-Wing Billionaires Are Funding a Cynical Plot to Destroy Dissent and Protest in Colleges Across the US

High school and college students during a class walk out to oppose President Donald Trump's executive order banning travel from seven mostly Muslim …

Education

University of Michigan student rips apart the smug liberal echo chamber on campus

<i>This story originally appeared in the Michigan Daily.</i><p>Within the fortified liberal bastion that is Ann Arbor, there exists an environment uniquely designed for the progressive students who populate campus.<p>Here, the most liberal of beliefs can be resounded within Ann Arbor’s echo chamber that makes …

University of Michigan

Full text: Defend universities as sources of renewal of liberal values, says the vice president

The freedom of our universities has been challenged by narrow considerations of what is perceived to be 'public good', said the vice president.<p><i>Full</i> …

Education

What some colleges are quietly doing to help undocumented students

A protester holds a sign in support of undocumented students at a “ICE Out of Oregon” rally co-organized by Milenio.org and Voz HIspana Cambio …

College & University

The college speech problem gets worse

Feminist film professor Laura Kipnis is controversial because she believes, among other things, that I have a right to exist.

Education

Preserving, Progressing, and Promoting Healthy Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Nearly one month ago, February 25th, marked the 180th anniversary of Cheyney University. Cheyney University, originally established in 1837 as the African Institute, was the nation’s first institution of higher education for African Americans. Over its 180-year existence, Cheyney University has …

Education

Private college faces closure over accreditation dispute

Cape Town – Private college Oval International Computer Education is appealing a decision by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) …

Business (South Africa)

Freedom Of Universities Challenged, Need To Defend Them, Says Vice President Hamid Ansari

The freedom of our Universities has been challenged by "narrow considerations" and there is need to defend them as "free spaces" and as sources of …

Education

Syracuse, Le Moyne to form academic partnership in information studies, law education

Syracuse University and Le Moyne College will be forming an academic partnership enabling students, faculty and staff at both institutions to tap …

Education

A&M student backed by Rick Perry claims he may have lost election because he's 'heterosexual, white, Christian' | Higher Education

AUSTIN — Days after former Gov. Rick Perry questioned the outcome of his alma mater's election for student body president, the losing student said …

Education

The fight to be heard: taking on 'boys' clubs' in Australian universities

As she sat alongside hundreds of academics in a conference hall, Mindy Blaise felt herself growing angry.<p>The Victoria University professor watched on …

Gender

Trevecca sets stage for merger with Massachusetts college

Trevecca Nazarene University reached a deal that set the stage for a merger with a sister institution outside Boston.

College & University

Five myths about college admissions

Most high school seniors have now heard back about their college applications, a process often cast as a kind of “Hunger Games,” with young Americans battling it out for a chance to attend one of more than 3,000 four-year degree-granting colleges, seeking help wherever it may come, believing that …

College & University

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 …

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

How Will Historically Black Colleges Fare Under Trump?

HBCUs will still get federal funding, but not much else.<p>Last month, dozens of leaders from historically black colleges and universities across the United States met with President Trump in hopes of securing increased federal funding. During the meeting, Trump signed an executive order transferring …

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 …

Education

College Graduates Can’t Think -- Martin Center Article

Among the standard claims made on behalf of putting kids in college is that they’ll learn “critical thinking.” (As if plain old thinking isn’t …

Critical Thinking

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 …

College & University

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 …

Education