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- College Rankings Might as Well be Student RankingsSince U.S. News & World Report’s "Best Colleges" first appeared in 1983, numerous other rankings, such as Forbes and The Wall Street Journal, have emerged. They lead parents and students to believe one college is better than another. But a closer look reveals that college rankings may be measuring something… Read more »
- Russian Scientists Instructed to Report on Foreign ColleaguesNew recommendations from Russia's Ministry of Science and Higher Education instruct scientists to seek advance permission to meet with foreign ... Read more »
- Virginia Tech outpaces George Mason in plans for Amazon's HQ2Virginia Tech and George Mason University both pledged to significantly expand their computer science programs following Amazon’s announcement last year that it would build a second headquarters in Arlington, Va. The institutions planned not only to produce thousands more computer science graduates to fill Amazon’s need for highly skilled employees,… Read more »
- Students with some college and no credential still benefit in the labor marketMuch of the attention around rising college costs and loan debt has focused on students who never earn a credential, with conventional wisdom holding that they wasted time and money in the process. But a new study found that attending college typically isn’t a waste of time, even for students… Read more »
- Trump administration to grant disabled veterans automatic loan forgivenessPresident Trump said in Louisville, Ky., Wednesday that he would wipe out “every penny” of student loan debt held by disabled veterans. At an event organized by the veterans group AMVETS, Trump signed a memorandum directing the Education Department to automatically discharge federal student loans held by veterans who qualify… Read more »
- Two MIT researchers resign from the Media Lab over its ties to Jeffrey EpsteinAccused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, who died in federal custody this month, allegedly took a predatory interest in teenage girls. But his involvement with thought leaders -- and academics, in particular -- was apparently more symbiotic: Epstein got to feed his ego and maybe even launder his character by chatting up great… Read more »
- Author talks free speech on college campuses in new bookCollege campuses have grappled with extraordinary free speech challenges in the last several years. Students have shouted down speakers whose views they disagree with or find offensive, and outsiders have demanded the students be punished. White supremacists have increased their presence on campuses both to speak and to spread their… Read more »
- Should presidential searches be open or closed? (opinion)Competition among the viewpoints of various observers, writes John Thelin, ultimately centers on a crucial question: Should academic searches be closed or open? Read more »