Joseph Asch of Dartblog shared what is presumably the poster. Is this appropriate for a school that supposedly has a big problem with sexual assault on campus?
English professor Rick Diguette offers a critique of Common Core from the perspective of a college professor who has been more than underwhelmed by his recent students’ mediocre writing skills.
Originally published in the Atlantic Journal-Constitution:
Has freshman year in college become grade 12½?
Once upon a time I taught college English at a...
In a new video for Prager University, Stanford University professor Terry Moe talks about the road blocks teacher unions have placed in the way of education reform.
More details here:
There is a dilemma in American education. On the one hand, teachers are essential to student achievement. On the other, teachers unions...
Joseph Asch at the DartBlog has some statistics that make Dartmouth’s claim of Need-Blind Admission seem a bit questionable:
Need-Blind Admissions? Really?
Sure, I understand that correlation is not causality, but still, the below figures do make one pause. Why do students not needing financial aid stand a much higher chance of getting...
Interesting news considering Georgia’s history of tobacco farming. Also, I wonder how the school plans to deal with Marijuana use.
WOTC News reports.
Georgia Southern University becomes tobacco free in August
Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel, Ph.D., recently announced the University would become 100 percent tobacco-free on Aug. 1.
The move to prohibit tobacco...
Seven families and former television journalist-turned-education activist Campbell Brown are filing a lawsuit using the same legal reasoning that prevailed in overturning California teacher tenure laws.
Ben Chapman and Stephen Rex Brown of the...
The doctoral student who placed them there has been arrested.
Susannah Cullinane of CNN reported.
Hidden cameras in University of Delaware restrooms lead to man’s arrest
University of Delaware students are being offered counseling after a doctoral student allegedly hid video cameras in restrooms around the university’s Newark campus over a two-year period.
After the “Dear Colleague” Letter of 2011, Harvard joins other Ivy League institutions like Yale and Cornell in almost completely abandoning due process with its new policy for prosecuting sexual assault on campus.
KC Johnson at Minding the Campus has the story:
Harvard Joins the Ivy League’s Race to...
As Hillary Clinton travels the country collecting six figure speaking fees on college campuses, Democrats in the senate are insisting that they care very deeply about student debt.
Michael Stratford of Inside Higher Ed reports.
Student Debt on Campaign Trail
Student debt attracted unprecedented levels of attention during the 2012 presidential election.
As the nation’s...
However, an expert argues that a state-based approach is more effective.
Trust the Department of Education to layer on new rules wherever and whenever it can.
Its latest target? Schools with special needs programs. However, one state official with actual experience with these disagrees with the approach proposed.
The U.S. Department of Education is strengthening regulations for educational programs focused on students with...
Coming off my own spelling mishap for a recent article on College Insurrection, I can’t really rip into University of Texas for this mishap. But, spelling ‘Texas’ as ‘Texsa” on every page...
University of Georgia student Samuel Woo has a few thoughts about today’s news media and the public’s current disdain for what it has to offer.
When asked about their view on the news media, Americans used words like “immoral”, “corrupt”, “inaccurate” and “hurts democracy.”
Granted, it is fairly difficult to take the media...
It looks like even higher education is having problems with email these days. There’s a lot of that going around.
Greg Piper of the College Fix reports.
Another School Wrongly Invokes FERPA For Employee Emails in Sexual Assault Case
Not only does the University of Oregon appear to have a problem with lazy cops,...
“With a strong military presence in our state, this information not only stains the image of nation, but that of our island as well.”
As the scandal associated with the Veterans Administration hospitals unfolds, Kristen Paul Bonifacio (Opinions Editor for the University of Hawaii’s The Voice of Kaleo) asserts that the agency should have acted earlier…especially in relation to the conditions at one of its Hawaii facilities.
In recent months, scandal has rocked VA medical centers...
The world would be a better place if more college students took a stand for what’s right. Kudos to this young lady.
Daniel Mael of Truth Revolt reports.
College Junior Blasts Left-Leaning, Irrational Targeting of Israel
Writing in the Times of Israel, college junior Erica Mandel blasted her the left’s irrational target...
Two men have been charged in the violent mugging-turned-murder of University of North Carolina Chapel Hill pharmacy professor Feng Liu. Liu was an internationally renown scientist whose research specialized on using nanotechnology for drug delivery systems, especially for cancer drugs.
With the story are Anne Blythe and Tammy Grubb of the...
It’s amazing what a difference one letter can make.
FOX News reported.
Typo in UC Berkeley grad’s diploma goes viral
A UC Berkeley grad’s diploma has gone viral on Reddit over what he calls a “small typo.”
Alex Harris earned his mass communications degree from the school in 2008. He sent back the first and...
The school was having trouble paying employees and eventually went bankrupt.
Amber Lee of KTVU reported.
Bryman College set to close Bay Area campuses
It’s the end of the line for all four Bay Area locations of Bryman College.
Employees say administrators told them on Friday afternoon that the college was closing its campuses in...
Ohio State has had its share of controversy in recent years and apparently it’s not over yet.
FOX News reports.
Ohio State band controversy puts university in spotlight again
Having forced out a beloved football coach and watched its president retire after a series of verbal gaffes, Ohio State University again finds itself grabbing...
File this story under higher ed bubble. Maura Lerner of the Star Tribune reports.
Anthem College shuts its doors in Minnesota
Anthem College, a health-career school in St. Louis Park, has quietly closed shop after 18 years in Minnesota.
It’s the second for-profit college to fold its operation in Minnesota this year, in what...
This boy has a very bright future ahead of him and his story makes a good case for home schooling.
The Fresno Bee reported.
Boy, 12, to be college’s youngest full-time pupil
A 12-year-old Southern California boy who hopes to become a computer engineer will be the youngest full-time student in the history of...
There’s a compelling case to be made, as Steven Salzberg of Forbes does, that high school math curriculum should focus more on statistics and computer programming than on calculus. The rationale is that the average person is more likely to need skills related to those two areas than in calculus throughout...