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The Chronicle of Higher Education

Lehigh U. Scholar and Author Resigns Amid Sexual-Misconduct Investigation

Lehigh U. Scholar and Author Resigns Amid Sexual-Misconduct Investi...

January 17, 2018

James Braxton Peterson, an English professor and director of Africana studies at Lehigh University (PA), has resigned from his position amid a sexual-misconduct investigation, according to an email sent to university faculty and staff members from the provost’s office on Tuesday.  Several people have made allegations of sexual and other types of misconduct against Mr. Peterson, the email said. 
James Braxton Peterson, an English professor and director of Africana studies at Lehigh University (PA), has resigned from his position amid a sexual-misconduct investigation, according to an email sent to university faculty and staff members from the provost’s office on Tuesday.  Several people have made allegations of sexual and other types of misconduct against Mr. Peterson, the email said. 

January 17, 2018

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MinnPost.com, Minneapolis, MN

Rural Recruits: How Admissions Offices at Minnesota's Private Colleges Are Expanding Their Reach

Rural Recruits: How Admissions Offices at Minnesota's Private Colle...

January 17, 2018

Growing up in Worthington, Oliver Wolyniec first heard about Carleton College (MN) from some close family friends who had gone there themselves. The prospect piqued his interest because it met his criteria of offering a high-quality education and of not being too far away from home, he said.  Like Wolyniec, other rural students often qualify for financial aid and supports earmarked for low-income and/or first-generation students. But the push at many private colleges and universities in Minnesota to attract and retain students based on their rural status, specifically, is a lesser-known facet of ensuring equitable access.
Growing up in Worthington, Oliver Wolyniec first heard about Carleton College (MN) from some close family friends who had gone there themselves. The prospect piqued his interest because it met his criteria of offering a high-quality education and of not being too far away from home, he said.  Like Wolyniec, other rural students often qualify for financial aid and supports earmarked for low-income and/or first-generation students. But the push at many private colleges and universities in Minnesota to attract and retain students based on their rural status, specifically, is a lesser-known facet of ensuring equitable access.

January 17, 2018

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Inside Higher Ed

A Stock Picker's Philosophy

A Stock Picker's Philosophy

January 17, 2018

Successful investor Bill Miller gives $75 million to philosophy at Johns Hopkins University, a move raising hopes for fund-raising for the humanities.
Successful investor Bill Miller gives $75 million to philosophy at Johns Hopkins University, a move raising hopes for fund-raising for the humanities.

January 17, 2018

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

U. of Rochester Report on Professor’s Alleged Harassment Gets Mixed Reviews

U. of Rochester Report on Professor’s Alleged Harassment Gets Mixed...

January 16, 2018

What should we make of a report saying that a University of Rochester professor’s behavior was inappropriate, unprofessional, and offensive, that he exhibited "gross lapses of judgment" in getting sexually involved with students, but that he didn’t violate any university policies in place at the time?  An investigation that spanned three and a half months and cost the university $4.5 million did little to quell the controversy surrounding the professor in question, T. Florian Jaeger, a tenured member of the department of brain and cognitive sciences.
What should we make of a report saying that a University of Rochester professor’s behavior was inappropriate, unprofessional, and offensive, that he exhibited "gross lapses of judgment" in getting sexually involved with students, but that he didn’t violate any university policies in place at the time?  An investigation that spanned three and a half months and cost the university $4.5 million did little to quell the controversy surrounding the professor in question, T. Florian Jaeger, a tenured member of the department of brain and cognitive sciences.

January 16, 2018

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Newsday

Columbia University Exec Charged in Financial Aid Kickback Scheme

Columbia University Exec Charged in Financial Aid Kickback Scheme

January 12, 2018

A former financial aid director at Columbia University’s Teachers College and a Long Island woman were among four defendants charged in Manhattan federal court Thursday with fraud and bribery in a $350,000 kickback scheme involving phony graduate school financial grants.
A former financial aid director at Columbia University’s Teachers College and a Long Island woman were among four defendants charged in Manhattan federal court Thursday with fraud and bribery in a $350,000 kickback scheme involving phony graduate school financial grants.

January 12, 2018

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