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Higher Education News Feed:
- A New Academic Freedom Report Describes Worldwide Attacks on Higher EducationA new report published today summarizes attacks on higher education around the world in the past year. It highlights Sudan, where the government, ... Read more »
- West Virginia high school graduation rates reach high markCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Department of Education says high school graduation rates have reached the highest level recorded ... Read more »
- Mathematician comes out against mandatory diversity statements, while others say they continue to be useful -- with some caveatsDecember’s Notices of the American Mathematical Society contains a surprising column on Page 4, given that mathematicians have not been on the front lines of debates about diversity and campus speech. The column, by Abigail Thompson, chair of math at the University of California, Davis, and one of the society’s vice presidents,… Read more »
- Publishing colleges' financial information has a long history and raises a larger set of issuesColleges, universities and the government entities that regulate them have long been skittish about publishing ratios, metrics and models that seek to make plain which higher education institutions are in financial danger. Five years ago, for instance, the Department of Education resisted sharing the names of dozens of colleges and… Read more »
- Colleges start new programsGeorgetown University is starting a master's in professional studies in supply chain management. Morgan State University is starting a bachelor of science in cloud computing. Point Park University is starting a master of science in information systems and business analytics. Saint Vincent College is starting majors in business data analytics… Read more »
- Private colleges convinced company to scuttle release of list of projected college closuresThe final straw was the letter a lawyer for a private nonprofit college sent just before 5 p.m. last Wednesday. It said any statement about the college facing an imminent risk of closure would be false. “The publication of such a statement would be grossly irresponsible and would cause great harm… Read more »
- Annual report puts spotlight on attacks on students, scholars and higher education institutions worldwideViolent attacks on student expression globally. Political tensions boiling over onto campuses in worrying ways in India. Increasing pressures on academic and personal freedoms in China, and new pressures in Brazil. Continuing prosecutions of faculty in Turkey. The use of lethal force to squash dissent among students and faculty protestors… Read more »
- College closures and their costs to consumers (opinion)Campus shutdowns come with real costs to students and families, write Nick Ducoff and Sabrina Manville, yet consumers can struggle to find information about the financial viability of colleges. Read more »
- Mathematician comes out against mandatory diversity statements, while others say they continue to ...The column, by Abigail Thompson, chair of math at the University of ... Anyone concerned with higher education should find such sentiments a call to ... Read more »