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Northwestern Says Professor Accused of Harassment Is Still on Leave

Northwestern Says Professor Accused of Harassment Is Still on Leave

July 11, 2018

Northwestern University on Tuesday addressed a series of harassment allegations against Alec Klein, a professor of journalism who has been on leave since February. Northwestern “takes seriously all complaints that are brought to its attention and investigated those allegations promptly and thoroughly, following established university procedures,” Alan K. Cubbage, campus spokesperson, said in a statement. “Complaints to Northwestern’s Office of Equity are confidential in nature in order to protect the individuals involved” and Northwestern “cannot confirm the details that have been made public regarding the investigation” into Klein’s behavior.
Northwestern University on Tuesday addressed a series of harassment allegations against Alec Klein, a professor of journalism who has been on leave since February. Northwestern “takes seriously all complaints that are brought to its attention and investigated those allegations promptly and thoroughly, following established university procedures,” Alan K. Cubbage, campus spokesperson, said in a statement. “Complaints to Northwestern’s Office of Equity are confidential in nature in order to protect the individuals involved” and Northwestern “cannot confirm the details that have been made public regarding the investigation” into Klein’s behavior.

July 11, 2018

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The Washington Post

Pencils Down: Major Colleges Stop Requiring Essay Test for Admission

Pencils Down: Major Colleges Stop Requiring Essay Test for Admission

July 11, 2018

The SAT and ACT essay tests began with fanfare in 2005, a bid to assess the writing chops of college-bound students under the pressure of a clock. Now, many colleges say time’s up for those exams. With a few notable exceptions, the consensus in higher education is that the tests are becoming an afterthought even though hundreds of thousands of high school students still take them every year as one of the grinding rituals on the road to college.
The SAT and ACT essay tests began with fanfare in 2005, a bid to assess the writing chops of college-bound students under the pressure of a clock. Now, many colleges say time’s up for those exams. With a few notable exceptions, the consensus in higher education is that the tests are becoming an afterthought even though hundreds of thousands of high school students still take them every year as one of the grinding rituals on the road to college.

July 11, 2018

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EdSurge.com

Nonprofit University Buys For-Profit College's Tech Platform

Nonprofit University Buys For-Profit College's Tech Platform

July 11, 2018

The technology platform and curriculum of the company called UniversityNow—which attracted more than $40 million in venture backing and ran an experimental for-profit college—has been sold to the nonprofit National University system, which plans to use the platform to deliver its online courses.
The technology platform and curriculum of the company called UniversityNow—which attracted more than $40 million in venture backing and ran an experimental for-profit college—has been sold to the nonprofit National University system, which plans to use the platform to deliver its online courses.

July 11, 2018

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

For Georgetown Alumni, a Fellow Graduate’s Defense of Child Separation Touches a Nerve

For Georgetown Alumni, a Fellow Graduate’s Defense of Child Separat...

July 10, 2018

Georgetown University (DC) was Andrea Guerrero’s American dream.  Guerrero, a 2015 Georgetown alumna, crossed the southern border when she was 8 years old. She remembers being small enough to crawl beneath the barbed-wire fence, instead of climbing over as the adults did. She remembers wearing pink-and-yellow overalls, a gift from her aunt that she would have to leave behind after getting soaked in the Rio Grande. She remembers her mother clinging to the side of the boat because there wasn’t enough room for everyone inside.
Georgetown University (DC) was Andrea Guerrero’s American dream.  Guerrero, a 2015 Georgetown alumna, crossed the southern border when she was 8 years old. She remembers being small enough to crawl beneath the barbed-wire fence, instead of climbing over as the adults did. She remembers wearing pink-and-yellow overalls, a gift from her aunt that she would have to leave behind after getting soaked in the Rio Grande. She remembers her mother clinging to the side of the boat because there wasn’t enough room for everyone inside.

July 10, 2018

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Inside Higher Ed

Sacred Heart Closes Deal for Nursing College in Connecticut

Sacred Heart Closes Deal for Nursing College in Connecticut

July 10, 2018

Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn., has taken over operations of St. Vincent’s College, it said Monday, closing an acquisition deemed likely last year when the university entered a management agreement with St. Vincent’s, which largely awarded two-year nursing degrees.
Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn., has taken over operations of St. Vincent’s College, it said Monday, closing an acquisition deemed likely last year when the university entered a management agreement with St. Vincent’s, which largely awarded two-year nursing degrees.

July 10, 2018

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