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The Chronicle of Higher Education

‘Sokal Squared’: Is Huge Publishing Hoax ‘Hilarious and Delightful’ or an Ugly Example of Dishonesty and Bad Faith?

‘Sokal Squared’: Is Huge Publishing Hoax ‘Hilarious and Delightful’...

October 04, 2018

Reactions to an elaborate academic-journal hoax, dubbed "Sokal Squared" by one observer, came fast and furious on Wednesday. Some scholars applauded the hoax for unmasking what they called academe’s leftist, victim-obsessed ideological slant and low publishing standards. Others said it had proved nothing beyond the bad faith and dishonesty of its authors.
Reactions to an elaborate academic-journal hoax, dubbed "Sokal Squared" by one observer, came fast and furious on Wednesday. Some scholars applauded the hoax for unmasking what they called academe’s leftist, victim-obsessed ideological slant and low publishing standards. Others said it had proved nothing beyond the bad faith and dishonesty of its authors.

October 04, 2018

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Inside Higher Ed

Maximizing Success for First-Gen Students

Maximizing Success for First-Gen Students

October 04, 2018

More four-year colleges are working to help first-generation college students succeed. But a new report says real progress requires institutional shifts, not just adding new programs.
More four-year colleges are working to help first-generation college students succeed. But a new report says real progress requires institutional shifts, not just adding new programs.

October 04, 2018

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The Washington Post

Education -- and Betsy DeVos -- Are Issues in Key Political Races This November

Education -- and Betsy DeVos -- Are Issues in Key Political Races T...

October 04, 2018

While it may not top the list of issues motivating voters to go to the polls, education is a key factor in some big races. (Depending on age, location, political affiliation or time of survey, other matters may come out on top, including the economy, immigration or health care.) And while Education Secretary Betsy DeVos isn’t on the ballot anywhere, her priorities are.
While it may not top the list of issues motivating voters to go to the polls, education is a key factor in some big races. (Depending on age, location, political affiliation or time of survey, other matters may come out on top, including the economy, immigration or health care.) And while Education Secretary Betsy DeVos isn’t on the ballot anywhere, her priorities are.

October 04, 2018

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Politico

LGBTQ Advocates Worry About Politics in DeVos’ New Civil Rights Probe

LGBTQ Advocates Worry About Politics in DeVos’ New Civil Rights Probe

October 04, 2018

Public funding for higher education hasn’t even come close to bouncing back a decade after the Great Recession pushed states to slash funding, according to a report out today from the left-leaning Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Overall state funding for public two- and four-year colleges in the school year ending in 2018 was more than $7 billion below its 2008 level, after adjusting for inflation, according to the report.
Public funding for higher education hasn’t even come close to bouncing back a decade after the Great Recession pushed states to slash funding, according to a report out today from the left-leaning Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Overall state funding for public two- and four-year colleges in the school year ending in 2018 was more than $7 billion below its 2008 level, after adjusting for inflation, according to the report.

October 04, 2018

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The Washington Post

DeVos Vows Campus Sexual Assault Rules Will Be Fair to All Sides

DeVos Vows Campus Sexual Assault Rules Will Be Fair to All Sides

October 04, 2018

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos promised Wednesday she will balance the rights of the accused and accusers as she rewrites rules governing how universities handle allegations of sexual assault on campus. A draft of those regulations bolsters the rights of the accused while reducing liability for universities.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos promised Wednesday she will balance the rights of the accused and accusers as she rewrites rules governing how universities handle allegations of sexual assault on campus. A draft of those regulations bolsters the rights of the accused while reducing liability for universities.

October 04, 2018

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