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Wall Street Journal

What Time Is It at Berkeley? Ten Minutes Past Reality

What Time Is It at Berkeley? Ten Minutes Past Reality

December 04, 2018

Students at Harvard University and the University of Michigan learned a new lesson this year: How to tell time.  
Both schools had decadeslong traditions of fudging the clock, starting classes and meetings up to 10 minutes after the official scheduled hour, but scrapped the policies this year. Now students face the harsh reality of getting to class on time. 
Students at Harvard University and the University of Michigan learned a new lesson this year: How to tell time.  
Both schools had decadeslong traditions of fudging the clock, starting classes and meetings up to 10 minutes after the official scheduled hour, but scrapped the policies this year. Now students face the harsh reality of getting to class on time. 

December 04, 2018

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Inside Higher Ed

A President Accused of Plagiarism

A President Accused of Plagiarism

December 03, 2018

Andrea Lewis Miller defends her use of material from Joel Osteen's sermon "I'm Still Standing."
Andrea Lewis Miller defends her use of material from Joel Osteen's sermon "I'm Still Standing."

December 03, 2018

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Inside Higher Ed

A Cappella and Consent

A Cappella and Consent

December 03, 2018

A Princeton a cappella group won't sing "Kiss the Girl" from The Little Mermaid after complaints that its performance made audience members uncomfortable.
A Princeton a cappella group won't sing "Kiss the Girl" from The Little Mermaid after complaints that its performance made audience members uncomfortable.

December 03, 2018

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Forbes

Bible Belt Ivy: How College of the Ozarks Became One of America's Most Exclusive Schools

Bible Belt Ivy: How College of the Ozarks Became One of America's M...

November 29, 2018

On the first floor of a drab stone administrative building more reminiscent of a middle school than a nationally ranked college, a massive map of the United States holds hundreds of thin multicolored tacks. Each represents a $100-plus donor, and Dr. Jerry C. Davis moves his finger cross-country to talk about his favorite points.While some schools employ vast development staffs—and even legions of telemarketers—to keep up with alumni, Davis retains just one development officer. That’s astounding given his school’s half-billion-dollar endowment and, more importantly, its endowment-per-student ratio, which ranks No. 59 among the 650 schools on the Forbes Top Colleges list.  
On the first floor of a drab stone administrative building more reminiscent of a middle school than a nationally ranked college, a massive map of the United States holds hundreds of thin multicolored tacks. Each represents a $100-plus donor, and Dr. Jerry C. Davis moves his finger cross-country to talk about his favorite points.While some schools employ vast development staffs—and even legions of telemarketers—to keep up with alumni, Davis retains just one development officer. That’s astounding given his school’s half-billion-dollar endowment and, more importantly, its endowment-per-student ratio, which ranks No. 59 among the 650 schools on the Forbes Top Colleges list.  

November 29, 2018

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Inside Higher Ed

Did Rice Scholar Assist in Banned Research?

Did Rice Scholar Assist in Banned Research?

November 27, 2018

University to investigate whether a physics and bioengineering professor was involved in a banned genome-editing procedure that allegedly produced the world's first genetically edited babies.
University to investigate whether a physics and bioengineering professor was involved in a banned genome-editing procedure that allegedly produced the world's first genetically edited babies.

November 27, 2018

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