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Dartmouth Makes Smartphone App to Predict GPA

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Posted by    Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 9:30am

This is an interesting app.

Science Daily reports.

Smartphone app predicts GPA

If you’re a college student wondering how your study and party habits will affect your GPA, wonder no longer. Dartmouth researchers and their colleagues have built the first app that automatically predicts college students’ grade point average based on their smartphone data.

The findings offer new ways to improve students’ performance, providing real-time feedback on their studying, partying, sleeping, exercising and other conscious and unconscious behaviors to help them stay on track academically.

Dartmouth computer science Professor Andrew Campbell, senior author of the SmartGPA study, will present preliminary findings on May 27 in a keynote address at the International Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM-15) in Oxford, England. The full findings will be presented Sept. 7-11 at the ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2015) in Osaka, Japan.


 
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Diversity Officer Who Said ‘Kill All White Men’ Will Keep Her Job

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Posted by    Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 8:00am

I’m trying to think of any other job where you wouldn’t get fired for saying such a thing.

The Independent reports.

Bahar Mustafa: Goldsmiths Students’ Union diversity officer to keep her job after vote of no confidence petition fails

A student diversity officer caught in the centre of a racism row is to keep her job after a petition calling her for to be removed from her position failed.

Bahar Mustafa has faced a backlash in recent weeks after posting a message on Facebook asking white people not to attend an event for black and ethnic minority students in April.

Ms Mustafa, the welfare and diversity officer at Goldsmiths University, defended her position in a video, saying she cannot be racist or sexist to white men as she is a BME woman, but faced losing her job after students started signing the petition calling for her to be removed from her position.

Goldsmiths Students’ Union has now said the petition has failed after only 1.9 per cent of its 8,000 members signed it. The students’ union has added however that concerns raised will be addressed.

A spokesman for the students’ union said: “Following actions taken during the occupation of a university building last month, 165 students signed a petition calling for a Vote of No Confidence in Welfare and Diversity Officer Bahar Mustafa.


 
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Student Alleges Boston U. Prof ‘Absolutely Knew’ She Was Trolling Rape Survivor

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 6:30pm

The Boston University professor embroiled in controversy over tweets where she referred to white men as a, “problem population,” was also accused of intentional insensitivity towards a student and rape victim.

Reason has the student’s side of the story:

Boston U. Prof ‘Absolutely Knew’ She Was Taunting a Rape Survivor, Survivor Alleges

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UVA Ends its Bad Awful Year

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 5:00pm

After the Rolling Stone controversy and the resulting lawsuits, administrators at UVA must be relieved.

T. Rees Shapiro of the Washington Post reports.

A tumultuous year for U-Va. comes to a close, with sighs of relief

CHARLOTTESVILLE — At the University of Virginia’s commencement exercises, graduates of the Class of 2015 received their diplomas,...

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Oxford Students Vote to Keep ‘Archaic’ Graduation Garb

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 3:30pm

Evidently, traditional graduation gowns and mortarboards are “elitist.” Critics of Oxford’s traditional fare were recently outvoted though.

The Guardian reports:

Oxford University students vote to keep ‘archaic’ subfusc academic dress

Exams are stressful, even without having to balance a mortarboard on your head.

Yet Oxford University students, in what may be a testament to their...

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Prager University – Should America be the World’s Policeman?

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 2:00pm

In a new video from Prager University, writer Bret Stephens analyzes this question and the alternatives.

Watch it all below.

Here’s more information.

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Should America be the world’s policeman? Does the world even need a policeman? Or would humanity be better off if America weren’t the dominant military superpower? Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and...

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Many Community College Grads Out-Earn B.A. Holders

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 12:30pm

Is the B.A. worth it?

U.S. News reports.

Community College Continues to Pay Off for Some Grads

Two years ago my colleague Jon Marcus wrote about surprising research showing that many community college grads were out-earning bachelor’s degree holders. It was particularly true for those with vocational two-year degrees, in fields such as air-traffic...

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Is UC Santa Barbara the Academic Porn Capital Of The World?

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 11:00am

According to Eric Owens of the Daily Caller, it just might be. He makes a compelling case.

Is This Taxpayer-Funded University The Academic Porn Capital Of The World?

For the second consecutive year, the University of California, Santa Barbara is making a strong case that it is the academic porn capital of America,...

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Columbia Partners with Tech Start-Up to Boost Online Enrollment

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 9:30am

Major growth for Columbia online.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Ed-tech start-up Ranku pitches increased online enrollments sans marketing dollars

Columbia University’s engineering school is experiencing a surge of interest in its online programs after partnering with a start-up that promises to find universities the online students they should be enrolling in the first place.

The...

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Student Vet With PTSD Labeled a Threat After Requesting Non-Muslim Counselor

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 8:00am

This story is unbelievable. The guy is a war veteran who has PTSD.

Gabriella Morrongiello of Campus Reform has the story.

Student vet with PTSD suspended, labeled ‘threat’ to peers after requesting to meet with non-Muslim counselor

Months after the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) pledged to improve its treatment of veterans, disabled...

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Temple U. Prof Faces Jail Time Over Allegations He Gave Tech Secrets to China

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 6:30pm

A professor from Temple University was charged with four counts of wire fraud and arrested last week.

Business Insider posted the AP Wire story:

A Temple University professor faces 80 years in prison over charges that he passed tech secrets to China

The chairman of Temple University’s physics department schemed to provide U.S....

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Valdosta State Student Wants to Kill all White People

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 5:00pm

And he’s a flag stomper. How charming. I guess this is how higher education opens one’s mind.

Chuck Ross of the Daily Caller reports.

Valdosta State Student Who Stomped US Flag Wants To Kill All White People

Eric Sheppard, the Valdosta State University student who was confronted last month by an Air Force veteran...

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Oxford Alum Hand in Degrees Over Divestment Plans

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 3:30pm

Incensed over Oxford University’s plan to divest from oil sands and coal, some 70 alum symbolically gave back their degrees.

From Clean Technica:

Oxford University Divestment Plans Yields No Support From Alum

Oxford University announced last week its intentions to divest from coal and oil sands companies, however, almost 70 Oxford alumni have criticized...

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College Football Player Who Was Paralyzed His Freshman Year Graduates

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 2:00pm

This is a very inspirational story. Congratulations to this young man.

Liz Klimas of the Blaze reports.

College Football Player Who Was Paralyzed His Freshman Year Just Graduated. See the Two Amazing Things He Did Over the Weekend.

More than four years ago, Chris Norton made a tackle on a kickoff that would change...

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Las Vegas School Bans “God” From Homework

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 12:30pm

No talking about God at school!

Accuracy in Academia reports.

School Bans “God” From Homework

Mackenzie Fraiser may be a sixth grader, but she knows more about her constitutional rights than Somerset Academy. The Las Vegas school took a big gamble when it told a 12-year-old girl to drop God from a paper for...

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Half of College Grads Expect Their Families to Support Them Financially

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 11:00am

What’s the point of going to college if you end up being unable to support yourself?

From Yahoo News.

Half of college graduates expect to be supported by their families

American college graduates — and their parents — appear to be increasingly reluctant to cut the financial apron strings.

About half of students expect to...

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College Grads Are Getting Better Jobs

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 9:30am

Good news!

USA Today reports.

More college grads are getting better jobs

Employers are recruiting freshly minted college graduates more intensively this spring and not just to be food servers, cashiers and call center representatives.

Melissa Remmey, 22, who graduated from Wake Forest University in North Carolina last week with a political science degree, recently...

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Michelle Obama Urges Activism in Commencement Speech at Oberlin

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 8:00am

Of course. If there’s one thing that no one associates with Oberlin, it’s liberal activism.

David Knowles of Bloomberg reports.

Michelle Obama Urges Activism in Oberlin College Commencement Speech

First lady Michelle Obama had a message for the graduates of Oberlin College on Monday: Get to work.

“I want to urge you to actively seek...

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Students at University of Oregon May Get University Health Care Plan

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Posted by    Monday, May 25, 2015 at 6:30pm

The University of Oregon is considering rolling out a student health care plan that’s Obamacare friendly.

According to the The Register-Guard:

University of Oregon considers creating UOCare, its own self-insured student health plan

The University of Oregon is proposing to create its own health insurance plans — UOCare —...

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Islamic University Draws Backlash in Italy

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Posted by    Monday, May 25, 2015 at 5:00pm

Italians aren’t too thrilled with plans for a new university in their backyard.

Newsweek reports:

Odd School Ties: Islamic University Creates Backlash in Italy

Perched on the heel of Italy’s “boot,” the town of Lecce has long been known for its comely churches and intricate Baroque buildings. Today, however, the “Florence of the South”...

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Syracuse University Attempts to Get its Finances in Order

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Posted by    Monday, May 25, 2015 at 3:30pm

It looks like Syracuse is trying to avoid being consumed by the higher ed bubble. Good for them.

Syracuse.com reports.

After years of losing money, Syracuse University tightens its belt and its mission

Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud grew up outside of Rochester. The lesson of Eastman Kodak is part of his DNA.

He does...

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Robert De Niro to NYU Grads – You’re F**ked

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Posted by    Monday, May 25, 2015 at 2:00pm

Robert De Niro probably deserves credit for honesty, though his choice of words could have been better.

Daniel NUssbaum of Breitbart reported.

De Niro to Graduating Class: You’re F**ked

Robert De Niro delivered the commencement speech to graduates of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts on Friday, opening up his remarks with a blunt...

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