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Small, Private Mass. Colleges Seek to Avoid Mount Ida's Fate

Small, Private Mass. Colleges Seek to Avoid Mount Ida's Fate

June 15, 2018

The day after Mount Ida College (MA) announced it was closing earlier this spring, President Barry Brown told an assembly on campus why. "Over the past year we have tried to raise dollars to manage the college going forward," he said. "Those dollars include scholarships to each of the people here that come from this school of $29 million a year."  Brown said almost no one at Mount Ida was paying full price. [Audio]
The day after Mount Ida College (MA) announced it was closing earlier this spring, President Barry Brown told an assembly on campus why. "Over the past year we have tried to raise dollars to manage the college going forward," he said. "Those dollars include scholarships to each of the people here that come from this school of $29 million a year."  Brown said almost no one at Mount Ida was paying full price. [Audio]

June 15, 2018

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The Wall Street Journal

Filings Provide Look at How Harvard Uses Race in Admissions

Filings Provide Look at How Harvard Uses Race in Admissions

June 15, 2018

Harvard University (MA) and the organization accusing it of discriminating against Asian-American applicants each say race plays a role in the school’s admissions decisions, but disagree about whether that constitutes evidence of illegal bias, according to court documents filed Friday.  The filings are part of a lawsuit in Boston federal court brought against Harvard in 2014 by Students for Fair Admissions, a nonprofit whose members include Asian-Americans who were denied admission to Harvard. The motions are effectively a preview for the trial in the case, which begins in October.
Harvard University (MA) and the organization accusing it of discriminating against Asian-American applicants each say race plays a role in the school’s admissions decisions, but disagree about whether that constitutes evidence of illegal bias, according to court documents filed Friday.  The filings are part of a lawsuit in Boston federal court brought against Harvard in 2014 by Students for Fair Admissions, a nonprofit whose members include Asian-Americans who were denied admission to Harvard. The motions are effectively a preview for the trial in the case, which begins in October.

June 15, 2018

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The Boston Globe

Dartmouth Professor in Misconduct Probe Will Retire and Be Barred from College Events

Dartmouth Professor in Misconduct Probe Will Retire and Be Barred f...

June 15, 2018

One of the three Dartmouth College (NH) psychology professors at the center of a criminal probe into alleged sexual misconduct will retire immediately and be barred from attending any events sponsored by the Ivy League college.  Dartmouth College president Phil Hanlon announced in an e-mail Thursday that based on the findings of an internal investigation, the school had been prepared to revoke Todd Heatherton’s tenure and terminate his employment.  The fate of the other two professors, Paul J. Whalen and William M. Kelley, is still under review by college officials.
One of the three Dartmouth College (NH) psychology professors at the center of a criminal probe into alleged sexual misconduct will retire immediately and be barred from attending any events sponsored by the Ivy League college.  Dartmouth College president Phil Hanlon announced in an e-mail Thursday that based on the findings of an internal investigation, the school had been prepared to revoke Todd Heatherton’s tenure and terminate his employment.  The fate of the other two professors, Paul J. Whalen and William M. Kelley, is still under review by college officials.

June 15, 2018

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The Washington Post

GPAs Don’t Really Show What Students Learned. Here’s Why. - Opinion

GPAs Don’t Really Show What Students Learned. Here’s Why. - Opinion

June 15, 2018

Tom Solomon and Adam Piggott, faculty members at Bucknell University (PA), write:  Society has an unhealthy infatuation with grade point averages.  The three-digit number purports to represent the sum of a student’s academic accomplishments in a supposedly uniform fashion. Our reliance on it is reinforced in its use for awarding certain honors (such as cum laude), obtaining and maintaining scholarship status, and hiring for internships or even jobs after graduation. Yet all of this attention belies the fact that GPA is a seriously flawed statistic.
Tom Solomon and Adam Piggott, faculty members at Bucknell University (PA), write:  Society has an unhealthy infatuation with grade point averages.  The three-digit number purports to represent the sum of a student’s academic accomplishments in a supposedly uniform fashion. Our reliance on it is reinforced in its use for awarding certain honors (such as cum laude), obtaining and maintaining scholarship status, and hiring for internships or even jobs after graduation. Yet all of this attention belies the fact that GPA is a seriously flawed statistic.

June 15, 2018

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The Boston Globe

At Harvard, Significantly More Black Students Are Admitted Than Enrolled

At Harvard, Significantly More Black Students Are Admitted Than Enr...

June 14, 2018

Nearly one in six, or 15 percent, of students that Harvard University offered admission to this spring were African-American. But step onto Harvard’s campus, and the student body looks far less diverse.  In fact, according to the most recent federal data available, just 8 percent of Harvard’s undergraduates are black and just over 9 percent of the incoming freshmen last year were black.  So what happens between admissions and the first day of classes?
Nearly one in six, or 15 percent, of students that Harvard University offered admission to this spring were African-American. But step onto Harvard’s campus, and the student body looks far less diverse.  In fact, according to the most recent federal data available, just 8 percent of Harvard’s undergraduates are black and just over 9 percent of the incoming freshmen last year were black.  So what happens between admissions and the first day of classes?

June 14, 2018

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