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The Chronicle of Higher Education

Catholic U. Plan, Which Could Result in Layoffs of Tenured Profs, Moves Ahead

Catholic U. Plan, Which Could Result in Layoffs of Tenured Profs, M...

May 17, 2018

A controversial cost-cutting plan that would allow Catholic University of America (DC) to lay off tenured professors has cleared a major hurdle.  The university’s Academic Senate, which includes faculty members and administrators, voted 35 to 8 last week to send the so-called academic-renewal proposal to the Board of Trustees for a final vote. The plan, designed to close a $3.5-million budget gap and stem enrollment declines, has generated fierce debate on the campus about the strategic direction of the university, the marketability of its Catholic identity, and the fragility of tenure in the face of financial challenges.
A controversial cost-cutting plan that would allow Catholic University of America (DC) to lay off tenured professors has cleared a major hurdle.  The university’s Academic Senate, which includes faculty members and administrators, voted 35 to 8 last week to send the so-called academic-renewal proposal to the Board of Trustees for a final vote. The plan, designed to close a $3.5-million budget gap and stem enrollment declines, has generated fierce debate on the campus about the strategic direction of the university, the marketability of its Catholic identity, and the fragility of tenure in the face of financial challenges.

May 17, 2018

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Los Angeles Times

A USC Doctor Was Accused of Bad Behavior with Young Women for Years. The University Let Him Continue Treating Students

A USC Doctor Was Accused of Bad Behavior with Young Women for Years...

May 16, 2018

For nearly 30 years, the University of Southern California's student health clinic had one full-time gynecologist: Dr. George Tyndall. Tall and garrulous, he treated tens of thousands of female students, many of them teenagers seeing a gynecologist for the first time.  Few who lay down on Tyndall's exam table at the Engemann Student Health Center knew that he had been accused repeatedly of misconduct toward young patients.
For nearly 30 years, the University of Southern California's student health clinic had one full-time gynecologist: Dr. George Tyndall. Tall and garrulous, he treated tens of thousands of female students, many of them teenagers seeing a gynecologist for the first time.  Few who lay down on Tyndall's exam table at the Engemann Student Health Center knew that he had been accused repeatedly of misconduct toward young patients.

May 16, 2018

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Yale News

Federal Office of Civil Rights Investigates Yale

Federal Office of Civil Rights Investigates Yale

May 16, 2018

The Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights has opened an investigation into Yale (CT) for discrimination against men, in response to a complaint filed in February alleging that the University has violated Title IX with seven single-gender programs and scholarships that exclusively benefit women.  The complaint — which was taken up by the OCR on April 26, according to a department spokesman — was filed by Kursat Christoff Pekgoz, a doctoral student in English at the University of Southern California. 
The Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights has opened an investigation into Yale (CT) for discrimination against men, in response to a complaint filed in February alleging that the University has violated Title IX with seven single-gender programs and scholarships that exclusively benefit women.  The complaint — which was taken up by the OCR on April 26, according to a department spokesman — was filed by Kursat Christoff Pekgoz, a doctoral student in English at the University of Southern California. 

May 16, 2018

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

What a Controversy Over an App Tells Us About How Students Learn Now

What a Controversy Over an App Tells Us About How Students Learn Now

May 16, 2018

When Texas Christian University recently suspended a dozen students for using Quizlet, an online flashcard-style study resource, to cheat on an exam, the ensuing legal fight highlighted broader issues about learning in a world inundated with accessible digitized information — and how many professors may not be keeping up.
When Texas Christian University recently suspended a dozen students for using Quizlet, an online flashcard-style study resource, to cheat on an exam, the ensuing legal fight highlighted broader issues about learning in a world inundated with accessible digitized information — and how many professors may not be keeping up.

May 16, 2018

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

Hosting a Homeless Encampment Changed Our University

Hosting a Homeless Encampment Changed Our University

May 16, 2018

Karen A. Snedker, associate professor of sociology, and Jennifer McKinney, professor of sociology, at Seattle Pacific University, write:  Tent encampments for those who are homeless are emerging across urban areas as a response to the large number of people who lack permanent shelter. In recent years, our institution, Seattle Pacific University, and other area colleges have hosted several of these "tent cities," offering important lessons for us, our students, and the residents who temporarily have become our neighbors.
Karen A. Snedker, associate professor of sociology, and Jennifer McKinney, professor of sociology, at Seattle Pacific University, write:  Tent encampments for those who are homeless are emerging across urban areas as a response to the large number of people who lack permanent shelter. In recent years, our institution, Seattle Pacific University, and other area colleges have hosted several of these "tent cities," offering important lessons for us, our students, and the residents who temporarily have become our neighbors.

May 16, 2018

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