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Christian Science Monitor
December 11, 2013
About 75 percent of young women believe the U.S. needs to do more to bring about equality in the workplace, a new study finds, despite a narrowing pay gap and steady employment gains for women at higher levels of business and government. Those women remain as pessimistic as their mothers and grandmothers regarding gender equality in the workplace, according to the report released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center. The study finds that women under 32 now make 93 percent of what young men earn, aided by women's higher rates of college completion.
Chronicle of Higher Education
December 11, 2013
Congressional negotiators have reached agreement on a budget deal that would set annual spending levels around $1-trillion in the 2014 and 2015 fiscal years and roll back some of the automatic spending cuts that are set to take effect in mid-January. The agreement would soften the blow of the second round of cuts under the federal budget sequester, easing the looming hit to research and student aid.
New York Times
December 11, 2013
Two years after a Stanford professor drew 160,000 students from around the globe to a free online course on artificial intelligence, starting what was widely viewed as a revolution in higher education, early results for such large-scale courses are disappointing, forcing a rethinking of how college instruction can best use the Internet.
Inside Higher Ed
November 15, 2013
During a roundtable discussion that also explored privacy issues in health care and K-12 education, privacy experts and IT officials delivered a call to action on Thursday for higher education institutions and their private sector partners to lead on issues of privacy standards. Once the topic turned to higher education, however, panelists were quick to express their frustrations with the aging Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and the concerns posed by technologies such as cloud storage solutions.
Wilkes-Barre, Penn., Times Leader - Presidential Opinion
November 12, 2013
Thomas J. Botzman, President, Misericordia University writes: As the nation’s economy continues to struggle an ongoing debate rages about the value of a college education. Is it worth it? What kind of job will I get after graduation? How will I pay for my degree? They are all valid questions. While a college education is not for everyone, it still remains the surest path to earning a good living in today’s challenging economy.
November 14, 2013
A new survey from CareerBuilder suggests that plenty of Americans never work in the field that they prepared for in college. Among the 2,134 workers surveyed, 47 percent of college graduates did not find a first job that was related to their college major. What's more, 32 percent of college grads said that they had never worked in a field related to their majors.
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