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Hamilton College's new requirement that all majors incorporate diversity into their curricula sparks debate about what constitutes diversity and where it's best studied.
Nine institutions in Pierce County, Wash., are working together to foster a college-going culture among local K-12 students.
Those with low balances, less than $10,000, account for two-thirds of all defaulters. These typically belong to students who attend only a few semesters of college and never graduate. They are more likely to be unemployed and low-income.
Pepperdine University has told the U.S. Department of Education that it no longer wishes to be exempt from Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and will abide by the antibias policy. Many Christian colleges, as Pepperdine is, asked for and received exemptions in the last two years, saying that the Education Department's view that Title IX bars discrimination against transgender and gay students violates the colleges' Christian faith.
Faculty members can work as long as they want, a right that began with the end of mandatory retirement in 1994. Many haven’t been shy about exercising that right, and the American professoriate is decidedly grayer than a generation ago. This creates complications for colleges, including by limiting their flexibility in making decisions about budgets and about academic programming. All this was on the minds of Widener University (PA) administrators when they conceived of a new option they’d like to begin offering soon: the terminal sabbatical.
Robert Kelchen, assistant professor of higher education at Seton Hall University (NJ), writes: Students with the most debt are typically college graduates and are the least likely to struggle to repay their loans. In addition, they can often refinance through the private market at rates comparable to what the federal government would offer. Struggling borrowers, on the other hand, already have a range of income-driven repayment options through the federal government that can help them manage their loans.
After years of budget cuts and continuing austerity, universities and colleges collectively face a shortfall of a record $30 billion for what they variously call deferred maintenance or “deferred renewal” to deteriorating buildings and other infrastructure, according to an estimate by the national association representing facilities officers.
The Global Assessment Certificate program is designed to give foreign students the skills to succeed at U.S. universities. Reuters found it sometimes offers those students much more – including a sneak peek at the ACT itself.
Liberal arts and sciences are not an outdated element of training standing in the way of the nation’s science and technology imperatives. Rather, they are the concrete foundation of global connectivity in communication, leadership, innovation and enterprise. That is the case which will be made in a forthcoming report produced by the Education Advisory Board.
William Mendoza, executive director of the White House’s Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education, talks about his circuitous route to a college degree and what the White House is doing to try to close the achievement gap between Native students and their peers.
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