China’s Stance on Homosexuality Has Changed. Its Textbooks Haven’t.

A lawsuit brought by a student is part of an effort to get schools, editors and publishers to recognize that being gay is not a mental disorder.

#china, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships

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Colleges Slash Budgets in the Pandemic, With ‘Nothing Off-Limits’

Liberal arts departments, graduate student aid and even tenured teaching positions are targets as the coronavirus causes shortfalls.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #shutdowns-institutional

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Why 2020 Is Different for Student Loan Payments

Recent graduates usually have to start repaying in November. But because of the pandemic, payments on most federal loans have been suspended until January.

#colleges-and-universities, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #institute-for-college-access-and-success, #national-consumer-law-center, #student-loans

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Family of Lauren McCluskey Agrees to $13.5 Million Settlement in Daughter’s Death

The University of Utah, where Ms. McCluskey, 21, was killed in 2018, said its employees had “failed to fully understand and respond appropriately to Lauren’s situation.”

#colleges-and-universities, #mccluskey-lauren-1997-2018, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #salt-lake-county-utah, #university-of-utah

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Reopen the American Mind

In the midst of an existential crisis for higher education, is it even reasonable to expect the humanities to survive?

#bloom-harold, #colleges-and-universities, #debates-political, #humanities, #philosophy

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How Nick Saban Made It to Alabama’s Kickoff on Saturday

Alabama’s immense resources and a newly developed Southeastern Conference policy paved the way for Saban to return to the field only days after he tested positive for the coronavirus.

#alabama, #coaches-and-managers, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football-college, #saban-nick, #southeastern-conference, #tests-medical, #university-of-alabama

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With College Campuses Quiet, Some Democrats Fear Losing Students’ Votes

Representative Elissa Slotkin, who narrowly won her Michigan district in 2018, is worried about missing out on thousands of reliably Democratic votes from Michigan State University.

#colleges-and-universities, #elections-house-of-representatives, #ingham-county-mich, #michigan, #michigan-state-university, #presidential-election-of-2020, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #slotkin-elissa, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Kappa Alpha, Fraternity That Reveres Robert E. Lee, Faces Revolt Over Racism

How a racial awakening unfolded in a white-dominated brotherhood known for its veneration of the Confederate general.

#black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #fraternities-and-sororities, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #kappa-alpha-order

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China Threatens to Detain Americans if U.S. Prosecutes Chinese Scholars

American officials said China had insisted that the Justice Department not proceed with cases against the arrested scholars, who are in the Chinese military and face charges of visa fraud.

#china, #colleges-and-universities, #defense-and-military-forces, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #justice-department, #state-department, #travel-warnings, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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This School Was Built for Idealists. It Could Use Some Rich Alumni.

For the past century, the New School produced iconoclastic thinkers. Now it is finding that idealism is very expensive.

#colleges-and-universities, #endowments, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #manhattan-nyc, #new-school-for-social-research

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Southeastern Conference’s Crises Show How College Football Teeters Day by Day

The biggest league in college football has postponed two games this week and seen the sport’s most famous coach enter isolation after testing positive for the coronavirus.

#athletics-and-sports, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football-college, #southeastern-conference, #university-of-alabama, #university-of-florida

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SUNY Oneonta President Resigns After 700 Students Test Positive for Coronavirus

The State University of New York at Oneonta had the worst coronavirus outbreak of any public university in the state.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #morris-barbara-jean, #oneonta-ny, #state-university-of-new-york-at-oneonta

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This School Year Has Been Unlike Any Other

Some examples of how the world of education has responded to the pandemic.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees

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5 College Journalists Report From Campus Quarantines

Faced with soaring coronavirus caseloads, some universities told students to “stay put” for 14 days. College journalists report from their quarantined campuses.

#bradley-university, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dormitories, #fraternities-and-sororities, #grand-valley-state-university, #quarantines, #university-of-arizona, #university-of-colorado, #university-of-wisconsin

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Children From Immigrant Families Are Increasingly the Face of Higher Education

U.S.-born children of immigrants or immigrant students raised in the United States accounted for nearly 60 percent of the growth in university enrollment since 2000.

#colleges-and-universities, #immigration-and-emigration, #migration-policy-institute, #united-states

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5 Professors Sue Rutgers, Saying It Shortchanges Women on Pay

The five women say they are paid tens of thousands of dollars less than men with similar qualifications. The university says it is “committed to pay equity.”

#american-assn-of-university-women, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #new-jersey, #rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls

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Why Students Can’t Get Laptops

A surge in worldwide demand for low-cost laptops has created shipment delays and pitted desperate schools against one another.

#asian-americans, #bensonhurst-brooklyn-ny, #black-people, #borough-park-brooklyn-ny, #brooklyn-nyc, #chinese-americans, #colleges-and-universities, #columbus-dispatch, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #e-learning, #education, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #families-and-family-life, #football-college, #gates-bill-and-melinda-foundation, #generation-z, #hong-kong, #idaho, #immigration-and-emigration, #iowa, #jews-and-judaism, #laptop-computers, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #new-york-city, #new-yorker, #north-carolina, #ohio, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #queens-nyc, #sars-severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #southeast-asia, #tablet-computers, #uniforms, #university-of-florida, #wesleyan-university, #wichita-kan

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Princeton to Pay Nearly $1.2 Million to Female Professors to Address Inequity

A U.S. Department of Labor review of staff wages from 2012 to 2014 found disparities between male and female professors.

#colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #labor-department-us, #princeton-university, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls

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No Home, No Wi-Fi: Pandemic Adds to Strain on Poor College Students

Some low-income students have dropped out, and there are growing concerns about hunger and homelessness.

#california, #colleges-and-universities, #community-colleges, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #e-learning, #financial-aid-education, #shutdowns-institutional

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How Parents Can Support Teenagers in the Pandemic College Process

With college admissions significantly altered this year, pay attention to what your child wants and needs.

#admissions-standards, #colleges-and-universities, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sat-college-admission-test, #teenagers-and-adolescence

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Princeton Dropping Woodrow Wilson and Renaming a College After Black Alumna

It will be named after Mellody Hobson and built where a college once bore Woodrow Wilson’s name. Princeton in June said the former president was a racist who segregated the Civil Service.

#ariel-investments-llc, #black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #hobson-mellody, #names-organizational, #philanthropy, #princeton-university, #race-and-ethnicity, #wilson-college, #wilson-woodrow

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Everything I Know About Elite America I Learned From ‘Fresh Prince’ and ‘West Wing’

Television taught me how to move between social classes — but at what cost?

#colleges-and-universities, #mad-men-tv-program, #television, #the-west-wing-tv-program, #united-states, #willgrace-tv-program

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Scientist Accused of Hiding Chinese Funds Sues Harvard, Saying It Abandoned Him

Charles M. Lieber, the chair of Harvard’s chemistry department, claimed in the lawsuit that the university turned its back on a “dedicated faculty member.”

#china, #colleges-and-universities, #harvard-university, #industrial-espionage, #justice-department, #lieber-charles-m-1959, #research, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Justice Dept. Sues Yale, Citing Illegal Race Discrimination

The department says the school’s admissions practices violated the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Yale’s president says the allegation was based on “inaccurate statistics and unfounded conclusions.”

#admissions-standards, #affirmative-action, #asian-americans, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #harvard-university, #justice-department, #race-and-ethnicity, #salovey-peter, #yale-university

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The First Semester of College Has Never Been Stranger

The pandemic has made it harder to meet people. Classes and clubs have moved online. Students often eat alone. But they’re making the most of it.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #depression-mental, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional

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Memories of Homecoming at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

At historically Black colleges and universities, homecoming is part family reunion and part revival. It’s canceled this year, so let’s celebrate here.

#colleges-and-universities, #fraternities-and-sororities, #howard-university, #prairie-view-am-university, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #race-and-ethnicity, #segregation-and-desegregation

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Notre Dame’s President Faces an Angry Campus After Getting the Coronavirus

Students and faculty are furious that the Rev. John I. Jenkins failed to wear a mask at a White House ceremony and then later tested positive for the virus.

#barrett-amy-coney, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #jenkins-john-i-1953, #masks, #south-bend-ind, #university-of-notre-dame, #white-house-coronavirus-outbreak-2020

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‘It Really Was Abandonment.’ Virus Crisis Grips British Universities

With no bailout forthcoming from the government, financially strapped British universities beckoned students back to campus, with predictably dire results.

#colleges-and-universities, #conservative-party-great-britain, #coronavirus-reopenings, #dormitories, #johnson-boris, #labour-party-great-britain, #manchester-england, #manchester-metropolitan-university, #quarantines

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William Danforth, Who Led Washington University, Dies at 94

Under Dr. Danforth, the St. Louis campus was transformed from a commuter school into a world-renowned institution.

#colleges-and-universities, #danforth-foundation, #danforth-william-h-1926-2020, #deaths-obituaries, #philanthropy, #st-louis-mo, #washington-university

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E.U. Court Rules Against Hungary Law Targeting Soros-Funded University

The ruling comes as the bloc pushes back against a growing authoritarianism by the government of Viktor Orban, but is unlikely to have much effect on the ground.

#central-european-university, #colleges-and-universities, #european-union, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #hungary, #orban-viktor, #politics-and-government, #soros-george

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The Virus Moved Female Faculty to the Brink. Will Universities Help?

The pandemic is a new setback for women in academia who already faced obstacles on the path to advancing their research and careers.

#boise-state-university, #child-care, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #research, #shutdowns-institutional, #tenure, #university-of-oregon, #women-and-girls, #work-life-balance, #your-feed-education, #your-feed-science, #your-feed-work

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A Student Dies, and a Campus Gets Serious About Coronavirus

Cases are spiking at Appalachian State in North Carolina, causing many students and faculty members to call for stronger safety measures.

#appalachian-state-university, #boone-nc, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #deaths-fatalities, #dorrill-chad-d-2020, #university-of-north-carolina

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What a $300,000 College Might Cost a $200,000 Family

More need-based financial aid is available for the affluent than you might expect.

#college-board, #colleges-and-universities, #finances, #financial-aid-education, #personal-finances, #rice-university, #tuition

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Colleges Learn How to Suppress Coronavirus: Extensive Testing

While many campuses are struggling with major outbreaks, some schools have successfully contained the virus.

#amherst-college, #broad-institute, #colby-college, #colleges-and-universities, #cornell-college, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delaware-state-university, #duke-university, #tests-medical, #wesleyan-university

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Overlooked No More: Lucy Diggs Slowe, Scholar Who Persisted Against Racism and Sexism

Impelled by her vision of the modern Black woman, Slowe nurtured a post-World War I generation at Howard University to be empowered, self-aware and globally conscious.

#alpha-kappa-alpha, #biographical-information, #black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #howard-university, #race-and-ethnicity, #slowe-lucy-diggs-1883-1937, #washington-dc, #women-and-girls

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How It Feels When Software Watches You Take Tests

Students say that monitoring programs like Proctorio and ExamSoft discourage them in the moments they’re trying to prove themselves.

#american-assn-of-people-with-disabilities, #colleges-and-universities, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #proctoru-inc

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‘Super Healthy’ College Student Dies of Rare Covid-19 Complications

Chad Dorrill, a 19-year-old at Appalachian State, recovered from flulike symptoms but then developed neurological problems.

#appalachian-state-university, #boone-nc, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #dorrill-chad, #guillain-barre-syndrome

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Pandemic Imperils Promotions for Women in Academia

Even as faculty members are given more time to meet a deadline for tenure, many say they are getting less work done because of child care needs.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #northwestern-university, #parenting, #tenure, #women-and-girls

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Cal Athletic Director Says Football Will Help School Balance Sports Budget

California has been considering how to adjust with a $55 million budget shortfall. An influx of TV money by staging a football season will help.

#athletics-and-sports, #budgets-and-budgeting, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football-college, #pacific-12-conference, #university-of-california-berkeley

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43 Student Journalists Quit N.Y.U. Paper After Dispute With Adviser

A post signed by nearly all of the Washington Square News staff accused its new adviser, a longtime journalism professor, of being “rude and disrespectful.”

#colleges-and-universities, #journalism-schools, #new-york-university, #news-and-news-media, #washington-square-news

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The Coronavirus Mostly Spares Younger Children. Teens Aren’t So Lucky.

Younger children are about half as likely as older teenagers and adults to become infected, new studies suggest.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #children-and-childhood, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #education-k-12, #jama-pediatrics-journal, #research, #science-journal, #shutdowns-institutional, #tests-medical, #united-states, #your-feed-science

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Black Microbiologists Push for Visibility Amid a Pandemic

A week of talks, panels and discussions seeks to counter an impression “that this talent pool just does not exist.”

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #microbiology, #race-and-ethnicity, #science-and-technology, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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A New Test for SAT Takers: Covid-19

The coronavirus presents a daunting new test for SAT takers, including our reporter, whose Princeton Review guides haven’t been cracked in years.

#act-examination, #act-inc, #admissions-standards, #college-board, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #sat-college-admission-test, #shutdowns-institutional, #sleepy-hollow-ny, #sleepy-hollow-high-school, #university-of-california

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Colleges Are Hiring Their Own Students as Covid-19 Safety Influencers

Like, subscribe, and wear a mask.

#baylor-university, #colleges-and-universities, #inside-higher-ed, #social-media, #temple-university, #university-of-maryland, #university-of-missouri

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Oregon’s President Says Money Wasn’t Discussed in Pac-12 Return. It Didn’t Need to Be.

Universities in the Pac-12 were clearly struggling financially even before the pandemic, which magnified the importance of football once it hit.

#athletics-and-sports, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football-college, #pacific-12-conference, #stanford-university, #university-of-california-berkeley, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #university-of-oregon

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Her Study Center Was Bombed. She Still Topped Afghanistan’s National University Exam.

Shamsea Alizada’s story of persistence is a reminder of advances in girls’ education in Afghanistan — and their vulnerability as the government negotiates with the Taliban.

#afghanistan, #colleges-and-universities, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #shamsia-alizada, #taliban, #terrorism, #women-and-girls

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Pandemic Increases Importance of Filing Early for Financial Aid

The new FAFSA form, which is out on Thursday, requires last year’s tax data. But families that have lost income this year may need to take extra steps to qualify for help.

#colleges-and-universities, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #financial-aid-education, #institute-for-college-accesssuccess, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #personal-finances, #scholarships-and-fellowships

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Virus Cases Surged in Young Adults. The Elderly Were Hit Next.

Infections among young adults eventually may have spread to older, more vulnerable people, the C.D.C. reported.

#age-chronological, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #elderly, #millennial-generation, #united-states, #your-feed-science, #youth

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The Death That Speaks to College Football’s Worst Virus Fear

Jamain Stephens was known as a big man on campus. His death raised questions about how his university is handling the coronavirus and prompted athletes to think about their own risks.

#athletics-and-sports, #california-pa, #california-university-of-pennsylvania, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football-college

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Fraternity at University of Georgia Is Suspended After Racist Messages Are Exposed

A Black student, the subject of degrading comments in a fraternity group chat, got a tip about the messages. She posted them on Twitter.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fraternities-and-sororities, #lambda-chi-alpha, #mbunwe-arianna, #race-and-ethnicity, #university-of-georgia

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