‘Bama Rush’: The Sorority Drama Circling the University of Alabama

Paranoia about TikTok and rumors of a secret documentary swirl around sorority rush week at the University of Alabama.

#alabama, #colleges-and-universities, #fraternities-and-sororities, #tiktok-bytedance, #university-of-alabama

She’s at Brown. Her Heart’s Still in Kabul.

In their first year at U.S. universities, women who escaped the Taliban are struggling to adjust — and to reckon with what they left behind.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #arizona-state-university, #brown-university, #colleges-and-universities, #foreign-students-in-us, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #united-states-international-relations, #university-of-delaware

Arming Teachers With Guns Solves Little

It is difficult to learn when one is always listening for a bullet.

#colleges-and-universities, #firearms, #gun-control, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #teachers-and-school-employees, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

Longtime University President’s Legacy: A Diverse New Generation in STEM

Freeman Hrabowski transformed a onetime commuter school into the country’s strongest pipeline of Black graduates in science, technology, engineering and math.

#black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #content-type-personal-profile, #hrabowski-freeman-a-iii, #race-and-ethnicity, #science-and-technology, #university-of-maryland-baltimore-county

Elite Universities Are Out of Touch. Blame the Campus.

Colleges should do more to integrate their physical presence seamlessly with the surrounding environment.

#colleges-and-universities, #dormitories, #education, #liberalism-us-politics, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Money Alone Won’t Buy U.S. Tech Superiority

Semiconductor supremacy isn’t something we can buy. It’s something we must build.

#china, #colleges-and-universities, #computer-chips, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #factories-and-manufacturing, #foreign-students-in-us, #green-cards-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #international-relations, #labor-and-jobs, #politics-and-government, #taiwan, #taiwan-semiconductor-manufacturing-company-ltd, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-international-relations, #visas

A French University Confronts Medical Crimes and Its Nazi Past

A report on the University of Strasbourg’s takeover by Nazis during World War II and on medical crimes they committed there sheds light on a period that had been mostly scrubbed from official memory.

#colleges-and-universities, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #strasbourg-france, #world-war-ii-1939-45

When We Consent, We Shouldn’t Feel Terrible After, Right?

We deserve more than sex that is merely legal.

#colleges-and-universities, #dating-and-relationships, #discrimination, #men-and-boys, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #youth

Biden’s Fist Bump With the Saudi Prince

President Biden’s visit to Saudi Arabia; Merrick Garland and Donald Trump; the erased Secret Service texts; political changes; Columbia unranked.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #colleges-and-universities, #columbia-university, #garland-merrick-b, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #khashoggi-jamal, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #republican-party, #saudi-arabia, #secret-service, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

Why Union Drives Are Succeeding

College-educated workers are driving a spike in union organizing.

#colleges-and-universities, #internal-storyline-no, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor

Asian American Student Success Isn’t a Problem

White anxiety about student performance may be driving educational changes.

#asian-americans, #colleges-and-universities, #education, #education-k-12, #internal-sub-only-nl, #race-and-ethnicity

The Quiet Fight to Keep Legacy Admissions

Most elite colleges, like Yale and Harvard, give a boost to applicants who are children of alumni. But with affirmative action under attack, that may become harder to defend.

#admissions-standards, #affirmative-action, #colleges-and-universities, #harvard-university, #nepotism, #supreme-court-us, #yale-university

The Historically Black College Reconsiders the Studio Art Program

After decades of being underfunded, H.B.C.U.s see an opportunity to expand their offerings and foster a new generation of artists.

#art, #black-people, #colltarts, #colleges-and-universities, #culture-arts, #historically-black-colleges-and-universities, #ts2022artissue

When a Professor Trades the Academy for an Art Career of His Own

For Thomas Woodruff, retirement from teaching offered the very thing he’d been trying to instill in his students: artistic freedom.

#art, #colltarts, #colleges-and-universities, #content-type-personal-profile, #graphic-novels, #school-of-visual-arts, #ts2022artissue, #woodruff-thomas-1957

Columbia Loses Its No. 2 Spot in the U.S. News Rankings

U.S. News & World Report announced that it had “unranked” the Ivy League university after being unable to verify its data.

#colleges-and-universities, #columbia-university, #education, #frauds-and-swindling, #thaddeus-michael-mathematician, #us-newsworld-report

A Mental Health Checklist for College Students

Students should not wait until they are on campus to begin thinking about how to protect their emotional well-being, experts say.

#anxiety-and-stress, #colleges-and-universities, #content-type-service, #mental-health-and-disorders

Why Are We Still Talking About Black Mountain College?

In 1933, a handful of renegade teachers opened a school in rural North Carolina that would go on to shape American art and art education for decades to come.

#albers-anni, #albers-josef, #art, #black-mountain-college, #colltarts, #colleges-and-universities, #culture-arts, #ts2022artissue

An Ode to the Queen City of the Hudson

When the snow gives way to the dog days of summer, many locals find some relief at the swimming hole on Wappinger Creek.

#colleges-and-universities, #income-inequality, #poughkeepsie-ny, #rivers

In College Sports, the Power Five May Become the Power Two

The Big Ten and the SEC are consolidating power. The rest of college sports, some fear, could become a muddle.

#big-ten-conference, #california, #colleges-and-universities, #football-college, #interscholastic-athletics, #pacific-12-conference, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #university-of-southern-california

U.C.L.A. and U.S.C. Are Expected to Leave the Pac-12 for the Big Ten

The move by two of the Pac-12 Conference’s marquee schools came as the Big Ten closed in on a new television deal.

#big-12-conference, #big-ten-conference, #california, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #football-college, #los-angeles-calif, #riley-lincoln-1983, #scott-larry-1964, #southeastern-conference

Equity in Sports Has Focused on Gender, Not Race. So Gaps Persist.

Title IX, over 50 years, has heavily benefited white women over women of color. That’s partly because race has never been part of the law.

#athletics-and-sports, #black-people, #coaches-and-managers, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #interscholastic-athletics, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #race-and-ethnicity, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation

Women on Why They’re Stocking Up on the Morning-After Pill

Sales of the emergency contraceptive surged after the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

#abortion, #amazon-com-inc, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #colleges-and-universities, #computers-and-the-internet, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #illinois, #mission-tex, #new-orleans-la, #oklahoma, #parenting, #plan-b-contraceptive, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #stockpiling, #supreme-court-us, #telemedicine, #texas, #women-and-girls

Once an ‘Easy Way Out’ for Equality, Women’s Soccer Is Now a U.S. Force

After Title IX passed in 1972, administrators found soccer to be a cheap way to comply. And participation rates soared in high schools, universities and at club levels for girls and women.

#athletics-and-sports, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #interscholastic-athletics, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #national-federation-of-state-high-school-assns, #ncaa-soccer-championships, #soccer, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #women-and-girls, #womens-world-cup-soccer

Fifty Years On, Title IX’s Legacy Includes its Durability

From 1972 to 1973, the United States considered three landmark changes to protect women’s rights. Fifty years later, only one is likely to remain.

#colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #education-department-us, #equal-rights-amendment, #interscholastic-athletics, #law-and-legislation, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #womens-sports-foundation

Inflation Complicates Biden’s Deliberations on Student Loan Forgiveness

The president is trying to balance his campaign promise to cancel thousands of dollars in student debt for tens of millions of borrowers with concerns such a move would be seen as a handout.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #colleges-and-universities, #education-department-us, #inflation-economics, #student-loans, #united-states-politics-and-government

Title IX 50th Anniversary: We Need a New Deal for Women’s Sports

We must dismantle the grandfathered-in systemic advantages that male athletes and male-dominated sports infrastructures continue to enjoy.

#athletics-and-sports, #basketball, #basketball-college, #coaches-and-managers, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #education, #exercise, #figure-skating, #football, #football-college, #gymnastics, #interscholastic-athletics, #lee-sunisa-2003, #men-and-boys, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #osaka-naomi-1997, #ratings-audience-measurement, #soccer, #social-media, #staley-dawn, #student-athlete-compensation, #television, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #women-and-girls

Why Students Are Choosing H.B.C.U.s: ‘4 Years Being Seen as Family’

Many in a generation that grew up with a Black president and Black Lives Matter are embracing Black colleges and universities.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #content-type-personal-profile, #discrimination, #endowments, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #historically-black-colleges-and-universities, #howard-university, #morehouse-college, #spelman-college

Why We Still Haven’t Solved the Unpaid Internship Problem

Unpaid internships benefit schools and employers, but aren’t fair to college students footing their own tuition bills.

#careers-and-professions, #colleges-and-universities, #conde-nast-publications-inc, #content-type-service, #financial-aid-education, #internships, #labor-and-jobs, #scholarships-and-fellowships, #tuition

The Racist Researcher Cited in the Buffalo Gunman’s Manifesto

The work of Michael Woodley, a Briton who was cited by the teenager who killed 10 Black people at a supermarket in Buffalo, included pseudoscientific theories that have been used to justify racism.

#belgium, #buffalo-ny, #buffalo-ny-shooting-may-14-2022, #colleges-and-universities, #michael-woodley, #race-and-ethnicity, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #science-and-technology, #vrije-universiteit-brussel

Ilya Shapiro Quits Georgetown’s Law School Amid Free Speech Fight

Ilya Shapiro, who tweeted that a “lesser Black woman” would get a Supreme Court nod, was cleared by a school investigation. He decided to leave anyway.

#black-people, #cancel-culture, #colleges-and-universities, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #georgetown-university-law-center, #law-schools, #race-and-ethnicity, #shapiro-ilya

The Potential Dark Side of a White-Hot Labor Market

The strong job market may be about to take a turn for the worse. That could come to haunt those who made choices based on today’s conditions.

#colleges-and-universities, #inflation-economics, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #tuition, #unemployment, #united-states-economy

‘Don’t Lose Hope’: Addressing the Breakdown of College Education

Jonathan Malesic responds to readers concerned about the breakdown in college students’ learning since Covid

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-learning, #student-loans

U.K.’s ‘Brightest and Best’ Visa Plan Faces Charges of Elitism

Under the new program, graduates of top-ranked global colleges can move to Britain for two years, even without a job offer. But no African, Indian or Latin American universities made the list.

#colleges-and-universities, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #foreign-students-in-us, #great-britain, #immigration-and-emigration, #sunak-rishi-1980, #visas

Corinthian Colleges Student Loans Will Be Forgiven, Education Dept. Says

The Education Department said it would wipe out the debts of 560,000 borrowers who had enrolled in the for-profit college chain, which collapsed in 2015.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #colleges-and-universities, #corinthian-colleges-inc, #education-department-us, #for-profit-schools, #student-loans

Student Loan Borrowers Got the Debt, but Not the Degree

Millions took out student loans for programs they did not complete. For some, debt cancellation would be life-changing. For others, it would hardly make a dent.

#colleges-and-universities, #community-colleges, #education-department-us, #federal-aid-us, #student-loans

An Irish National Treasure Gets Set for a Long-Needed Restoration

The majestic Old Library at Trinity College Dublin, where some of Ireland’s most ancient and valuable books are stored, is a popular tourist attraction.

#books-and-literature, #colleges-and-universities, #dublin-ireland, #libraries-and-librarians, #restoration-and-renovation, #trinity-college-dublin-ireland

Fraternity Brothers Acquitted on Most Serious Charges in Student’s Death

The two men were found not guilty of involuntary manslaughter and reckless homicide in the death of Stone Foltz, a 20-year-old Bowling Green State University sophomore. But they were convicted of hazing and other lesser counts.

#accidents-and-safety, #alcohol-abuse, #bowling-green-ohio, #bowling-green-state-university, #colleges-and-universities, #deaths-fatalities, #fraternities-and-sororities, #hazing, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #ohio, #ohio-university, #toledo-ohio

How an Organized Republican Effort Punishes Companies for Climate Action

Legislators and their allies are running an aggressive campaign that uses public money and the law to pressure businesses they say are pushing “woke” causes.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #blackrock-inc, #boycott-divestment-and-sanctions-bds, #colleges-and-universities, #corporate-social-responsibility, #environment, #fink-laurence-d, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #law-and-legislation, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #republican-party, #states-us, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Accused of Cheating by an Algorithm, and a Professor She Had Never Met

An unsettling glimpse at the digitization of education.

#artificial-intelligence, #broward-college, #cheating, #colleges-and-universities, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #florida, #honorlock-inc, #tests-and-examinations

College Enrollment Drops, Even as the Pandemic’s Effects Ebb

A generation of students may be weighing the value of college versus its cost, questioning whether college is still the ticket to the middle class.

#black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #community-colleges, #coronavirus-reopenings, #national-student-clearinghouse-research-center

7 Million Bad Student Loans With No Way Out, for Anyone

The Biden administration plans to offer those with loans in default a fresh start. It would help borrowers and the government alike.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #colleges-and-universities, #consumer-protection, #credit-and-debt, #debt-collection, #education-department-us, #personal-finances, #student-loans

In Covid Zero, Young Chinese Embrace ‘Run Philosophy’

Many believe that they’re the most unlucky generation since 1980s as Beijing’s persistent pursuit of the zero Covid policy wreaks havoc.

#china, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #politics-and-government, #school-discipline-students

Princeton Fires Tenured Professor in Campus Controversy

Joshua Katz’s dismissal is related to his inappropriate conduct with a female student, the university said. He says his criticism of a campus protest group is the issue.

#colleges-and-universities, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #katz-joshua-t-1969, #princeton-university

A Conservative Lawyer’s New Target After Abortion: Affirmative Action

Jonathan F. Mitchell, who helped draft Texas’ six-week abortion ban, has turned his attention to Harvard’s race-conscious admissions program.

#admissions-standards, #affirmative-action, #colleges-and-universities, #constitution-us, #harvard-university, #mitchell-jonathan-f-1976, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #university-of-north-carolina

Tressie McMillan Cottom: Cancel Student Loan Debt

Student loan debt is an albatross around the Democrats’ neck.

#bennett-college, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #democratic-party, #student-loans, #united-states-economy

Princeton President Recommends Firing Joshua Katz After Uproar

Joshua Katz says he was targeted because of his criticism of a campus protest group. A university report says the concerns are related to his inappropriate conduct with a female student.

#colleges-and-universities, #eisgruber-christopher-l, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #katz-joshua-t-1969, #princeton-university, #race-and-ethnicity

Students Deserve a Student Loan Bailout

Biden’s $10,000 in relief isn’t enough.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #clinton-bill, #colleges-and-universities, #democratic-party, #education, #for-profit-schools, #income-inequality, #pell-grants, #student-loans, #subprime-mortgage-crisis, #tuition

Student Debt Is Crushing. Canceling It Is Still Bad Policy.

Canceling student debt won’t fix what’s wrong with higher education.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #credit-and-debt, #devos-elizabeth-1958, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #education-department-us, #for-profit-schools, #income-inequality, #student-loans, #united-states-politics-and-government

Student Loan Borrowers Don’t Deserve ‘Forgiveness.’ They Deserve an Apology.

Whatever the cost of any student loan cancellation program, it’ll just be money we should have spent on higher education in the first place.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #colleges-and-universities, #federal-aid-us, #financial-aid-education, #pell-grants, #student-loans, #tuition, #united-states-politics-and-government

Nearing a Grim Milestone: One Million U.S. Covid Deaths

Readers ponder an impending horrible milestone. Also: Grief in our times; college debt; policies and public opinion; students’ letters.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #credit-and-debt, #deaths-fatalities, #education-k-12, #grief-emotion, #polls-and-public-opinion, #student-loans, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization