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The Wall Street Journal

Distorted Campus Assault Math - Editorial

Distorted Campus Assault Math - Editorial

February 08, 2018

The Wall Street Journal editorial board writes: One problem is how broadly Tulane defines sexual assault. The school goes beyond rape or attempted rape to include any form of unwanted sexual contact, including a stolen kiss or hug. The latter may be unwelcome but are they assault? This definition helps explain why nearly 38% of female undergraduates and 16% of males said they’d been victims of unwanted sexual contact. The statistics for rape or attempted rape are lower, but the 41% can’t be easily broken down because some students reported more than one form of assault.
The Wall Street Journal editorial board writes: One problem is how broadly Tulane defines sexual assault. The school goes beyond rape or attempted rape to include any form of unwanted sexual contact, including a stolen kiss or hug. The latter may be unwelcome but are they assault? This definition helps explain why nearly 38% of female undergraduates and 16% of males said they’d been victims of unwanted sexual contact. The statistics for rape or attempted rape are lower, but the 41% can’t be easily broken down because some students reported more than one form of assault.

February 08, 2018

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The Washington Post

CBO Estimates Show House Higher Ed Bill Could Hit Student Loan Borrowers Hard

CBO Estimates Show House Higher Ed Bill Could Hit Student Loan Borr...

February 08, 2018

College students would lose $15 billion in federal student aid over the next decade if House Republicans succeed in turning their higher education bill into law, according to a report released Tuesday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.
College students would lose $15 billion in federal student aid over the next decade if House Republicans succeed in turning their higher education bill into law, according to a report released Tuesday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

February 08, 2018

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Inside Higher Ed

Budget Deal Would Add Money, but Not Restore DACA

Budget Deal Would Add Money, but Not Restore DACA

February 08, 2018

Senate budget agreement lifts spending caps in ways that could enable significant gains in spending on research and student aid. But no solution is provided for undocumented students.
Senate budget agreement lifts spending caps in ways that could enable significant gains in spending on research and student aid. But no solution is provided for undocumented students.

February 08, 2018

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

DeVos’s Education Dept. Relaxed Rules for For-Profits Under Accreditor That Closed

DeVos’s Education Dept. Relaxed Rules for For-Profits Under Accredi...

February 08, 2018

As a controversial accreditor of for-profit colleges sought new federal recognition, the Department of Education relaxed requirements for institutions affected by its loss of that recognition.
As a controversial accreditor of for-profit colleges sought new federal recognition, the Department of Education relaxed requirements for institutions affected by its loss of that recognition.

February 08, 2018

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

Over Time, Humanities Grads Close the Pay Gap With Professional Peers

Over Time, Humanities Grads Close the Pay Gap With Professional Peers

February 08, 2018

Bachelor’s-degree graduates in engineering and the sciences earn roughly $10,000 to $30,000 more, but humanities majors catch up over time — and humanities majors more effectively close the pay gap between younger and older workers. What’s more, the college debt that humanities graduates carry is about the same compared to other majors.
Bachelor’s-degree graduates in engineering and the sciences earn roughly $10,000 to $30,000 more, but humanities majors catch up over time — and humanities majors more effectively close the pay gap between younger and older workers. What’s more, the college debt that humanities graduates carry is about the same compared to other majors.

February 08, 2018

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