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Admissions Tests No Longer Required at George Washington University

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 5:00pm

Students who don’t like to take standardized tests will no longer be required to do so if they’re applying to George Washington University.

Nick Anderson reports at the Washington Post.

George Washington University applicants no longer need to take admissions tests

George Washington University dropped its testing requirement for most freshman admissions Monday, becoming one of the largest and most prominent schools to declare that its applicants don’t have to take the SAT or ACT.

The announcement from the private university in the nation’s capital underscores a growing belief in some college admission circles that standardized tests are a barrier to recruiting disadvantaged students. While that view is sharply debated, many say it is possible to assemble a strong class without forcing applicants to submit a score from tests that critics say are culturally biased and often fail to reflect academic potential.

GWU administrators say they always seek well-rounded applicants by looking beyond test scores. But they have worried lately that anxiety about scores was leading some students to cross the school of their list.

“Although we have long employed a holistic application review process, we had concerns that students who could be successful at GW felt discouraged from applying if their scores were not as strong as their high school performance,” said Dean of Admissions Karen Stroud Felton. “We want outstanding students from all over the world and from all different backgrounds – regardless of their standardized scores – to recognize GW as a place where they can thrive.”


 
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At San Diego City College, Man Dressed as Woman Sexually Assaults Man

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 3:30pm

This is troubling to say the least.

NBC San Diego reports:

Man Dressed as Woman Sexually Assaults Man at City College: PD

A man dressed in a crop top, miniskirt and blonde wig sexually assaulted another man on the campus of San Diego City College over the weekend, officials told NBC 7 Monday.

According to the college police’s account, the suspect was bold. They say he came onto campus at about 7:15 Sunday morning and attacked a man on the patio in front of the administration building, forcing the victim to perform a sex act. The location is roughly the center of campus.

Neither the victim nor the suspect is a student or associated with the campus, police say.

The suspect is described as a dark-skinned, 30-year-old man, standing 5-foot-11-inches to 6-feet tall and weighing between 180 to 200 pounds.


 
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Prager University – The Co-Founder of Greenpeace Explains Why He Left

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 2:00pm

In a new video from Prager University, Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore explains that he left the organization because it became politicized and anti-science.

Watch below.

Here’s more information:

Course Description

Patrick Moore explains why he helped to create Greenpeace, and why he decided to leave it. What began as a mission to improve the environment...

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Recent College Grads Are Being Deployed to High Schools as Advisers

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 12:30pm

From college back to high school for some recent grads. This time from another perspective.

Lansing State Journal reports.

Recent college grads being deployed as high school advisers

Two words likely to strike fear into the hearts of any high school student eyeing college or trade school. But figuring out how to pay is...

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New Effort Rises to Bring College to American Prisons

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 11:00am

People in American prisons may be able to earn a college degree if proponents of this plan get their way.

Joe Palazzolo reports at the Wall Street Journal.

Philanthropists, Lawmakers Behind New Push for College Education in Prison

Philanthropy groups and lawmakers are giving college education for prisoners a fresh look, as criminal-justice policies...

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Bank Accounts Are Better Than Credit Cards for College Students

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 9:30am

The plastic card is not the best choice.

Time Money reports.

Why Bank Accounts Are Better Than Credit Cards for College Kids

If you want your college student to learn money management skills, get him or her a checkbook instead of a credit card.

In fact, a recent survey of 42,000 first-year college students found...

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Students Now Have Six ‘Gender Identity’ Choices on UC Admissions Applications

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 8:00am

The University of California system is going a little crazy with gender identity choices on their applications.

Jacob Kohlhepp reports at the College Fix.

Calif. students now given six ‘gender identity’ choices on college admissions applications

Questions about gender identity and sexual orientation have been added to admissions applications used by the University of...

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University of Texas Kicks Off Multi-Year System-Wide Sexual Assault Study

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Posted by    Monday, July 27, 2015 at 6:30pm

The study will also dig into stalking and dating violence.

The El Paso times reports:

University of Texas launches system-wide study on sexual assault

The University of Texas System is launching a multiyear study of sexual assault and dating violence on its campuses, including the University of Texas at El Paso.

The effort aims to...

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Donald Trump Faces Lawsuits Over Now Defunct ‘Trump University’

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Posted by    Monday, July 27, 2015 at 5:00pm

It looks like there’s more publicity and trouble for Trump on the horizon.

CNN reports.

Donald Trump still battling lawsuits from defunct Trump University

Presidential candidate Donald Trump wants to “Make America Great Again!” Before he can do that, he has to answer to allegations that his now-defunct Trump University was a scam.

Trump is...

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U. of California Tables Anti-Semitism Definition Debate in Favor of Discussion of “Tolerance”

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Posted by    Monday, July 27, 2015 at 3:30pm

Another win for the pro-BDS crowd on college campuses.

A debate urging the adoption of the the State Department’s definition of anti-Semitism has been squashed in favor of a broader discussion on tolerance at the University of California.

This is Salon’s side of the story:

A win for activists in University of California’s...

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College Loses $1.5 Million Bequest Over Poor Treatment of Nobel scientist

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Posted by    Monday, July 27, 2015 at 2:00pm

The gift was part of a donor’s will but he recently cut it over the Tim Hunt controversy.

Dave Huber reports at the College Fix.

College cut out of over $1.5 million in donor’s will due to treatment of Nobel scientist Tim Hunt

A alumnus of University College London h...

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University of Delaware Has a Due Process Problem

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Posted by    Monday, July 27, 2015 at 12:30pm

Why do so many institutions of higher education seem to have this problem?

The FIRE blog reports.

Due Process Duly Unavailable at UD

This month, the University of Delaware (UD) changed its sexual misconduct procedures from a full hearing to a one-on-one investigation by a “trained professional,”...

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Prof Claims Scientists Investigating Arctic Ice May Have Been Assassinated

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Posted by    Monday, July 27, 2015 at 11:00am

This sounds like something out of a movie but it’s a real story from the Telegraph UK.

Three scientists investigating melting Arctic ice may have been assassinated, professor claims

A Cambridge Professor has made the astonishing claim that three scientists investigating the melting of Arctic ice may have been assassinated within the space...

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College Costs Grow Due to Professors Not Retiring

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Posted by    Monday, July 27, 2015 at 9:30am

Traditional retirements are now unusual among professors.

Press-Citizen reports.

Colleges face growing costs from ‘reluctant retirees’

Having worked 35 years at the University of Iowa, Betsy Altmaier was absolutely “ready for a new environment” on May 15, her last day as a professor.

With changes on the horizon in her field and college, Altmaier decided...

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Audience Nearly Empty at DNC Event for College Democrats

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Posted by    Monday, July 27, 2015 at 8:00am

This is a pretty bad sign for the Democratic Party in 2016.

Mariana Barillas reports at Campus Reform.

DNC speaks to empty College Democrat event

Emphasizing the importance of Millennial voters in upcoming elections, progressive activists spoke to a nearly empty auditorium at the College Democrats of America annual conference on Friday.

Despite offering a...

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Wabash College Works to Improve Minority Graduation Rates

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Posted by    Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 5:30pm

A summer immersion program targeting minority, first-generation students is attempting to improve retention and graduation rates.

The Lafayette Journal & Courier reports:

Wabash College gives minority students ‘head start’

While driving around Crawfordsville during a recent visit to Wabash College, Byshup Rhodes noticed the Confederate flags hoisted above porches and displayed in windows.

“You see...

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Employees at Northern Illinois University Forming Union

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Posted by    Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 3:30pm

Just what academia needs. More unions.

The Daily Chronicle reports.

Northern Illinois University workers forming union

A group of 645 Northern Illinois University workers have signed petitions to unionize.

The move follows what many in the group of clerical, paraprofessional, technical and administrative employees lament as years of working without pay increases.

The workers are organizing...

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Spelman College Terminates Professorship Endowed by Bill Cosby

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Posted by    Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 2:00pm

Yet another college moves to disassociate itself from Bill Cosby.

CNN reports:

Spelman College discontinues professorship funded by Cosbys

Atlanta (CNN)Spelman College, a historically black women’s school in Atlanta, has officially terminated a professorship endowed by actor Bill Cosby and his wife Camille.

While the university did not cite a reason, the move comes one...

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Do You Want to Follow Your Kids’ Grades Online?

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Posted by    Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 12:30pm

You can imagine some parents getting carried away with this.

Dave Huber reported at the College Fix.

Keeping on top of your kids’ grades online: boon or bane?

Another school year is right around the corner, and school districts and colleges across the country seek to improve communication between teachers/professors and parents/students.

A few days...

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West Virginia University is Hiring a ‘Wikipedian in Residence’

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Posted by    Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 11:00am

Academics are now embracing Wikipedia.

USA Today reports.

West Virginia University to hire ‘Wikipedian in residence’

West Virginia University will aim to close Wikipedia’s gender gap during the upcoming fall semester by hiring a “Wikipedian in residence.”

The one-year position — made possible by a $27,100 grant from the Wikimedia Foundation to the WVU libraries...

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U. Toledo Launches First Undergraduate Major in Disability Studies

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Posted by    Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 9:30am

In the future, someone will introduce a studies studies major.

Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed reported.

Milestone for Disability Studies

The University of Toledo is starting the nation’s first full undergraduate major in disability studies, an interdisciplinary field that already has considerable scholarly interest and graduate options.

A generation or two ago, students...

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It’s College Ranking Season

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Posted by    Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 8:00am

Time for the new rankings!

Forbes reports.

College Ranking Season Is Upon Us

The 2016 Trend Topper MediaBuzz of the Top 419 College Brands, 10th Edition has come out, and under Methodology, one reads: “For this analysis, the Global Language Monitor used its proprietary Brand Affiliation Index (BAI), the same technology used to measure...

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