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The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN

How Memphis Colleges Are Dealing With Sexual Assaults

How Memphis Colleges Are Dealing With Sexual Assaults

October 23, 2017

Area colleges are having more robust conversations about rape and rolling out new initiatives after several recent alleged off-campus sexual assaults involving University of Memphis students.
Area colleges are having more robust conversations about rape and rolling out new initiatives after several recent alleged off-campus sexual assaults involving University of Memphis students.

October 23, 2017

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The New York Times

Obama Letters From 1980s Are Obtained by Emory University

Obama Letters From 1980s Are Obtained by Emory University

October 23, 2017

“Your call gave me a boost,” reads a letter from a young Barack Obama. It was April 14, 1984, and Mr. Obama had transferred to Columbia University in New York City as a junior three years earlier. The letter was addressed to Alexandra McNear, his girlfriend at Occidental College in Los Angeles, where he had transferred from. This is one of a series of handwritten notes that have been obtained by Emory University’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library in Atlanta and will be available to the public for the first time. 
“Your call gave me a boost,” reads a letter from a young Barack Obama. It was April 14, 1984, and Mr. Obama had transferred to Columbia University in New York City as a junior three years earlier. The letter was addressed to Alexandra McNear, his girlfriend at Occidental College in Los Angeles, where he had transferred from. This is one of a series of handwritten notes that have been obtained by Emory University’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library in Atlanta and will be available to the public for the first time. 

October 23, 2017

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Inside Higher Ed

A Pedagogy Questioned

A Pedagogy Questioned

October 20, 2017

Anyone who’s ever taught a class knows some students say more than others. And most professors eventually develop some way of encouraging quieter students to contribute. In one more formal discussion-management technique, called progressive stacking, professors call on students who may be -- for a variety of reasons -- less likely to have their say. While every student is different, the reasons typically reflect the implicit biases observed outside the classroom, such as those related to race, gender, religion, sexual orientation or disability status. So, according to progressive stacking, a professor would call on a black or Latina woman before a white man, for example.  There’s the rub, at least in one class at the University of Pennsylvania. 
Anyone who’s ever taught a class knows some students say more than others. And most professors eventually develop some way of encouraging quieter students to contribute. In one more formal discussion-management technique, called progressive stacking, professors call on students who may be -- for a variety of reasons -- less likely to have their say. While every student is different, the reasons typically reflect the implicit biases observed outside the classroom, such as those related to race, gender, religion, sexual orientation or disability status. So, according to progressive stacking, a professor would call on a black or Latina woman before a white man, for example.  There’s the rub, at least in one class at the University of Pennsylvania. 

October 20, 2017

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Inside Higher Ed

College of New Rochelle Sued for Faculty Layoffs

College of New Rochelle Sued for Faculty Layoffs

October 20, 2017

The College of New Rochelle announced this week that it has been sued by its senate, faculty leaders and 14 former faculty members who lost their jobs in layoffs in June.  The college has been facing severe financial difficulties since last year, when it revealed that decisions had been based on "fabricated budgets" and that the college did not make payroll tax payments for two years.
The College of New Rochelle announced this week that it has been sued by its senate, faculty leaders and 14 former faculty members who lost their jobs in layoffs in June.  The college has been facing severe financial difficulties since last year, when it revealed that decisions had been based on "fabricated budgets" and that the college did not make payroll tax payments for two years.

October 20, 2017

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ABC WTXL-TV.com, Midway, FL

Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida Announces Several Colleges Providing Aid to Students

Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida Announces Several ...

October 20, 2017

The Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida has announced several of its affiliated schools are now offering financial support for students forced to leave Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands after the devastation from Hurricane Maria.  The schools, which include Keiser University, are offering tuition assistance, expedited admissions, fee waivers and scholarships.
The Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida has announced several of its affiliated schools are now offering financial support for students forced to leave Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands after the devastation from Hurricane Maria.  The schools, which include Keiser University, are offering tuition assistance, expedited admissions, fee waivers and scholarships.

October 20, 2017

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