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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Fontbonne University Lays Off 10 Percent of Workforce

Fontbonne University Lays Off 10 Percent of Workforce

June 04, 2018

Fontbonne University (MO) laid off 27 employees this week, representing about 10 percent of its workforce, the university’s president confirmed Thursday.  Michael Pressimone, president of the small Catholic liberal arts school with an enrollment of about 1,375, said the layoffs were mostly administrative and no tenure-track faculty lost their jobs. A few nontenured instructors lost jobs, but “about 23 or 24” were not academic positions.
Fontbonne University (MO) laid off 27 employees this week, representing about 10 percent of its workforce, the university’s president confirmed Thursday.  Michael Pressimone, president of the small Catholic liberal arts school with an enrollment of about 1,375, said the layoffs were mostly administrative and no tenure-track faculty lost their jobs. A few nontenured instructors lost jobs, but “about 23 or 24” were not academic positions.

June 04, 2018

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Chicago Tribune

Settlement Reached in Wrongful Conviction Lawsuit Against Northwestern and Former Professor

Settlement Reached in Wrongful Conviction Lawsuit Against Northwest...

June 04, 2018

A federal lawsuit against Northwestern University (IL) and former star professor David Protess over one of the most controversial wrongful conviction cases in Illinois history has been quietly settled.  Alstory Simon accused Protess and his team of conspiring to free death row inmate Anthony Porter and convict Simon for an infamous 1982 double murder.  Lawyers for all three parties had been in discussions for weeks. 
A federal lawsuit against Northwestern University (IL) and former star professor David Protess over one of the most controversial wrongful conviction cases in Illinois history has been quietly settled.  Alstory Simon accused Protess and his team of conspiring to free death row inmate Anthony Porter and convict Simon for an infamous 1982 double murder.  Lawyers for all three parties had been in discussions for weeks. 

June 04, 2018

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The Washington Post

Another Big-Name University Drops SAT/ACT Essay Requirement

Another Big-Name University Drops SAT/ACT Essay Requirement

June 04, 2018

The number of colleges that require applicants to complete the timed-essay portion of college admission tests is dwindling.  On Friday, Yale University (CT) said applicants will no longer be required to submit an essay score from the SAT or the ACT. The policy will take effect for rising high school seniors who seek to enter the university’s Class of 2023. Yale’s action comes weeks after Harvard University (MA) and Dartmouth College (NH) dropped the requirement.
The number of colleges that require applicants to complete the timed-essay portion of college admission tests is dwindling.  On Friday, Yale University (CT) said applicants will no longer be required to submit an essay score from the SAT or the ACT. The policy will take effect for rising high school seniors who seek to enter the university’s Class of 2023. Yale’s action comes weeks after Harvard University (MA) and Dartmouth College (NH) dropped the requirement.

June 04, 2018

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Inside Higher Ed

Golden Parachute, Deflated

Golden Parachute, Deflated

June 01, 2018

Ex-president of seminary, a week after being eased into new paid positions, is fired amid reports of how he handled a report of sexual assault at a previous institution.
Ex-president of seminary, a week after being eased into new paid positions, is fired amid reports of how he handled a report of sexual assault at a previous institution.

June 01, 2018

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The Oregonian, OR

Students of Shuttering Marylhurst Sue for Tuition Refund

Students of Shuttering Marylhurst Sue for Tuition Refund

June 01, 2018

Now Vincenzi and another student have sued the university seeking refunds of the money they paid in April. "They wouldn't have paid if they'd been told the truth about the financial condition of the university," said Michael Fuller, the Portland attorney representing them.
Now Vincenzi and another student have sued the university seeking refunds of the money they paid in April. "They wouldn't have paid if they'd been told the truth about the financial condition of the university," said Michael Fuller, the Portland attorney representing them.

June 01, 2018

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