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Jay Gonzalez Proposes $1B Higher Ed Tax to Fund Education, Transportation

Jay Gonzalez Proposes $1B Higher Ed Tax to Fund Education, Transpor...

September 20, 2018

Under pressure to deliver new revenues for promised education and transportation investments, Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez is proposing a 1.6 percent tax on certain private higher education endowments, which he estimates would generate $1 billion. 
Under pressure to deliver new revenues for promised education and transportation investments, Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez is proposing a 1.6 percent tax on certain private higher education endowments, which he estimates would generate $1 billion. 

September 20, 2018

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

Journals Retract 6 More Articles by a Controversial Cornell Food Scientist

Journals Retract 6 More Articles by a Controversial Cornell Food Sc...

September 20, 2018

The retractions keep stacking up for Brian Wansink, director of the Cornell University (NY) Food and Brand Lab, whose high-profile research on the psychology of diet has turned out to be riddled with errors. The latest blow fell on Wednesday, when the JAMA Network, a group of journals published by the American Medical Association, announced that six of Wansink’s papers, appearing in three journals, had been retracted.
The retractions keep stacking up for Brian Wansink, director of the Cornell University (NY) Food and Brand Lab, whose high-profile research on the psychology of diet has turned out to be riddled with errors. The latest blow fell on Wednesday, when the JAMA Network, a group of journals published by the American Medical Association, announced that six of Wansink’s papers, appearing in three journals, had been retracted.

September 20, 2018

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Inside Higher Ed

Professors Question Gift to Saint Louis U

Professors Question Gift to Saint Louis U

September 19, 2018

Faculty members at Saint Louis University are raising questions about whether a recent $50 million gift to create a research institute gave inappropriate control over hiring to the donors.
Faculty members at Saint Louis University are raising questions about whether a recent $50 million gift to create a research institute gave inappropriate control over hiring to the donors.

September 19, 2018

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

U. of Pennsylvania Says It Will Be First Ivy to Offer Online Bachelor’s Degree

U. of Pennsylvania Says It Will Be First Ivy to Offer Online Bachel...

September 19, 2018

Starting next fall, the University of Pennsylvania will offer what it says is the first online bachelor’s degree at an Ivy League college, an illustration of the growing credibility and popularity of online education.
Starting next fall, the University of Pennsylvania will offer what it says is the first online bachelor’s degree at an Ivy League college, an illustration of the growing credibility and popularity of online education.

September 19, 2018

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Houston Chronicle, TX

Rice University Announces Free Tuition for Middle Income Undergraduate Students

Rice University Announces Free Tuition for Middle Income Undergradu...

September 19, 2018

Rice University officials announced Tuesday they will provide full tuition scholarships to undergraduate domestic students from low- and middle-income backgrounds starting in the fall of 2019, the latest effort by a major university to respond to rising concerns about soaring higher-education costs and burdensome student debt.
Rice University officials announced Tuesday they will provide full tuition scholarships to undergraduate domestic students from low- and middle-income backgrounds starting in the fall of 2019, the latest effort by a major university to respond to rising concerns about soaring higher-education costs and burdensome student debt.

September 19, 2018

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