Higher Education

Yale grad students' 'hunger strike' apparently involves eating when hungry

A group of Yale University graduate students announced Tuesday evening that they would be undertaking a hunger strike to pressure the administration into granting them better union benefits. The strike is taking place in front of University President Peter Salovey’s home.<p>"Yale wants to make us wait …

Education

Purdue Faculty and Students React Warily to Kaplan Deal

While some student leaders said the transaction would strengthen the university’s national presence, several professors said faculty members should …

Education

Is Tuition Discounting Leading Some Colleges Off a Cliff?

Small private colleges stand to lose both money and student diversity in continually seeking to outbid each other for students, a new study warns.

Education

Four universities face law degree closures

Four universities may be at risk of losing their law degree accreditation after the Council on Higher Education (CHE) found “serious” weaknesses in …

News (South Africa)

College endowments hope for rebound after worst year since financial crisis

Monday marks Decision Day, the deadline for prospective students and their families to accept college offers and put down their deposits, but if you're counting on scholarship money or other financial aid to help put your kid through college, the recent performance of university endowments might …

College & University

Lecturers says colleges declined strike talks

<b>Striking college lecturers have accused their employers of not wanting to hold talks to settle the dispute.</b><p>The EIS union said Colleges Scotland had turned down two offers of a meeting this week.<p>Lecturers across Scotland went on strike on Thursday in a dispute over pay and conditions and another …

NHS

Purdue University Buys For-Profit Kaplan University, But Is It A Good Idea?

On the surface, Purdue University and Kaplan University don’t have a lot in common: One is a public university from Indiana and the other is a …

Education

Community College Placement Tests

« PTA Gifts Worsen Stratification | Main<p>With community colleges increasingly seen as an educational bargain, it's worthwhile taking a closer look at …

Education

CNA modernization plan to be unveiled today

The Newfoundland and Labrador government is announcing a new "modernization plan" for the College of the North Atlantic today.<p>Minister of Advanced …

Education

Surrey students offered meningitis B jab after undergraduate's death

First-year physics student John Igboanugo died and two others were treated in hospital after contracting illness<p>Students living on campus at the University of Surrey are being offered the meningitis B vaccine after a student died and two others were taken to hospital with the bug.<p>John Igboanugo, a …

Public Health

When a College Degree Isn't Enough

Small-bite credentials are being used as supplements.<p>SEATTLE—Last June, Martin Chibwe, a computer-science major, graduated from Evergreen State College, in Olympia, Washington, a liberal-arts campus with a hipster ethos that shuns letter grades and urges exploration (“We don’t tell you what to …

Education

Here's Why Purdue University Is Buying A Massive For-Profit College For $1

Indiana's most prestigious public university is acquiring a massive for-profit college, an entirely unprecedented deal that has the potential to alter the landscape of the American education industry — and is likely to spark intense scrutiny.<p>Purdue University said it planned to acquire Kaplan …

Education

University fee increases pushed through

<b>Almost all universities in England will be able to add annual inflation-linked increases to tuition fees until 2020, in a deal pushing legislation through Parliament before the general election.</b><p>The higher education legislation had been intended to make higher fees dependent on improved teaching.<p>But …

Education

Ten Concierge ‘Keys’ for Supporting Individualized Online Course Development

Large group training workshops to facilitate online course design can be a mechanistic experience and a nightmare to schedule given perpetually busy …

Learning

Want To Finish College? Go Full Time, At Least Part Of The Time

Two years ago, when Amanda Gomez could not get financial aid for community college, she decided to enroll part time at El Paso Community College in Texas. This gave her time to work to pay for her courses.<p>Being a part-time student has its pros — mainly a lighter course load. But Gomez feels like …

Students

What an NYU Administrator Got Wrong About Campus Speech

Ulrich Baer’s op-ed in The New York Times is the latest challenge to liberal speech norms that fails to withstand close scrutiny.<p>Earlier this week, Ulrich Baer, a vice provost at New York University, published an op-ed in <i>The New York Times</i> defending student-activist efforts to shut down speakers at …

Education

​5 Invisible Barriers Preventing Change in Higher Ed

Everyone has an opinion when it comes to issues facing higher education. But there are a few things we know for certain: Textbook and tuition costs …

Education

A 'Game of Thrones' Linguistics Course Will Soon Be Taught at UC Berkeley

Some "Game of Thrones" fans study the show like its their homework, but for some UC Berkeley students, it kind of will be.<p>David J. Peterson, the creator of Dothraki and High Valyrian, has signed on to teach the course "The Linguistics of 'Game of Thrones' and the Art of Language Invention" at the …

Game of Thrones

Purdue to acquire Kaplan University, increase access for millions - Purdue University

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University announced Thursday (April 27) the creation of a new public university that will further expand access to …

Education

Harvard 'pausing' investments in some fossil fuels

University stops short of fully divesting its $36bn endowment from coal, oil and gas but green groups welcome the breakthrough after a five-year campaign<p>Harvard University is “pausing” investments in some fossil fuel interests following a five-year campaign by some students and environment groups …

Clean Energy

The Unheralded Mettle of For-Profit College Students

A study of people who recently attended for-profit colleges finds them to be much more capable and confident than stereotypes suggest.

Education

Holocaust denial ​leaflets at Australian universities spark confrontation

University of Sydney students accost man distributing antisemitic material as identical flyers crop up on campuses in Melbourne and Canberra<p>Students at the University of Sydney filmed and confronted a man distributing leaflets that support British Holocaust denier David Irving amid reports of a …

Australia

Dispatches from Baylor: Let Women Lead

We see female professors excel when the people around them support their callings <i>“A ploughshare is a nobler object than a razor. But if your natural</i> …

Women's News

Science minister considers forcing universities to attract more female research chairs

Of the 1,612 Canada Research Chair positions, only 30 per cent are women<p>Canada's science minister says universities aren't doing the heavy lifting to …

Canada

U of S to examine senior administrators' salaries

Print<p>The University of Saskatchewan’s president says the institution will be “seriously looking at” the salaries paid to its top administrators in …

Canada

Foreign universities try to poach UK academics - due to Brexit

European colleges are trying to poach academics from British universities because of Brexit, a top university has warned.<p>Birmingham University, a …

Brexit

Get this GPA or Get Expelled, Says Nigerian President

<b>Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has announced a new strategy aimed at supporting higher education quality for its serious students: Expel others</b> …

Education

How one student turned her struggles with homelessness into a crusade

“It’s pretty much life or death if you don’t have a degree for people like me,” says Brooke Evans. Most college students feel their degree is crucial, but the stakes are higher for Evans, a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, because she’s been homeless for most of her college career.<p>And …

Poverty

Jennifer Proffitt Awarded 2017 NEA Excellence in the Academy’s Democracy in Higher Education Prize

College of Communication and Information researcher and professor, Dr. Jennifer Proffitt recently received the 2017 National Education Association’s …

College & University

Editorial: End waste, coverup by UC President Napolitano

Hidden funds. Convoluted, misleading and undisclosed budgets. Bloated salaries and benefits.<p>We’re not talking about the city of Bell. We’re talking …

Education