Mothers, Absent and Present

Not all mothers have the luxury of being “absent,” a reader writes. Also: A lawsuit against 16 elite schools; the heart of Christianity; jobs in manufacturing. 

#admissions-standards, #christians-and-christianity, #colleges-and-universities, #factories-and-manufacturing, #financial-aid-education, #labor-and-jobs, #parenting, #single-mothers, #women-and-girls

University of Michigan Fires Its President Over Inappropriate Relationship

Mark Schlissel’s contract was terminated immediately for interactions with a subordinate, the Board of Regents said.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #colleges-and-universities, #e-mail, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #schlissel-mark-s, #sexual-harassment, #university-of-michigan

Professor Who Called Students ‘Vectors of Disease’ Is Suspended

Barry Mehler of Ferris State University was put on paid leave after uploading the bizarre welcome video, but some of his peers said his rights of free expression were being curtailed.

#barry-mehler, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ferris-state-university, #grading-of-students, #michigan, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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There is talk about moving from ‘containment to management,’ with fewer restrictions as spring semester progresses.

#colleges-and-universities, #cornell-university, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #harvard-university, #leebron-david-w, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #rice-university, #university-of-florida, #university-of-wyoming, #vaccination-and-immunization, #west-virginia-university

Some Colleges Loosen Rules for a Virus That Won’t Go Away

There is talk about moving from ‘containment to management,’ with fewer restrictions as spring semester progresses.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #disease-rates, #masks, #quarantines, #tests-medical, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

Do Colleges Deserve an Exemption From Antitrust Law?

It has gotten harder to justify giving them special treatment

#admissions-standards, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #colleges-and-universities, #financial-aid-education, #internal-sub-only-nl

Why a Grandfather Went Back to College: ‘I Was Not Whole’

Ciro Scala had to delay school. Fifty years later, he returned, earning two degrees and the respect of younger students.

#age-chronological, #city-college-of-new-york, #colleges-and-universities, #content-type-personal-profile, #scala-ciro

College Enrollment Dropped Again in Fall 2021, Despite Vaccines

Total undergraduate enrollment has dropped by about 1.2 million students since the fall of 2019, researchers say.

#colleges-and-universities, #community-colleges, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #national-student-clearinghouse-research-center

The Gender Gap Is Taking Us to Unexpected Places

With unforeseen and underexplored consequences.

#colleges-and-universities, #democratic-party, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #voting-and-voters, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

‘Cheer’ Is Back. Coach Monica Is Ready.

The documentary series on the Navarro College cheerleading team returns to Netflix on Jan. 12.

#aldama-monica, #cheerleaders, #colleges-and-universities, #dancing-with-the-stars-tv-program, #harris-jerry-1999, #navarro-college, #netflix-inc, #sports-injuries, #television, #whiteley-greg

In Lawsuit, Yale and Other Elite Colleges Are Accused of Limiting Financial Aid

The federal lawsuit against Yale, M.I.T. and other colleges is the latest legal action to question admissions practices.

#admissions-standards, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #brown-university, #california-institute-of-technology, #colleges-and-universities, #columbia-university, #cornell-university, #dartmouth-college, #duke-university, #emory-university, #financial-aid-education, #georgetown-university, #massachusetts-institute-of-technology, #northwestern-university, #rice-university, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #university-of-chicago, #university-of-notre-dame, #university-of-pennsylvania, #vanderbilt-university, #yale-university

Playoff Fans in the Cold as College Football Plots Its Future

Recent huddles among the sport’s leaders have shown how much television drives their thinking.

#atlantic-coast-conference, #big-12-conference, #big-ten-conference, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #football-college, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #pacific-12-conference, #southeastern-conference

College Merit Aid (or Lack Thereof) Makes Early Decision Ever Murkier

Northeastern University won’t estimate how much merit aid it might offer if you get in. Can schools make you enroll if they don’t give you enough?

#admissions-standards, #colleges-and-universities, #content-type-service, #financial-aid-education, #northeastern-university, #personal-finances, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #tuition

Mental Health on College Campuses Amid Covid

Student suicides, a shortage of counselors and stories of resilience. Also: Just one Republican; guardianship abuse; spouses’ love-hate relationships.

#anxiety-and-stress, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #marriages, #mental-health-and-disorders, #republican-party, #spears-britney, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Son of New York Who Runs the South’s Most Envied Sports League

Greg Sankey rose from upstate New York to become the commissioner of the Southeastern Conference. These days, no one is exercising more sway over college sports.

#colleges-and-universities, #football-college, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #sankey-greg, #southeastern-conference

28 Row, a New App for College Women and Influencers

A new social app called 28 Row aims to connect college-age women, both for business opportunities and emotional support.

#28-row-mobile-app, #colleges-and-universities, #mobile-applications, #social-media, #women-and-girls

Colleges Fear Mental Health Crisis Amid Covid Surge

After almost two years of remote schooling, restricted gatherings and constant testing, many students are isolated and depressed. Omicron may make things worse.

#anxiety-and-stress, #capilouto-eli, #claremont-mckenna-college, #colleges-and-universities, #cornell-university, #dartmouth-college, #depaul-university, #depression-mental, #generation-z, #harvard-university, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #northwestern-university, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #university-of-kentucky, #youth

A Box of Cash, a Secret Donor and a Big Lift for Some N.Y.C. Students

When a City College physics professor opened an ordinary box that had been sitting in the mail room, he was startled by its contents.

#city-college-of-new-york, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #philanthropy, #physics, #scholarships-and-fellowships, #tuition

Professor Put Clues to a Cash Prize in His Syllabus. No One Noticed.

Tucked into the second page of the syllabus was information about a locker number and its combination. Inside was a $50 bill, which went unclaimed.

#colleges-and-universities, #kenyon-wilson, #syllabus, #university-of-tennessee-chattanooga

Early Decision Isn’t Binding. Let Us Explain.

If you can’t afford the price a college quotes you, you don’t have to go. We corrected an N.Y.U. blog post and rewrote the Common App for you.

#colleges-and-universities, #content-type-service, #financial-aid-education, #new-york-university, #personal-finances

Yes, the Great Books Make Us Better People

Grappling with the big questions enriches any life.

#aristotle, #augustine-of-hippo-354-430, #books-and-literature, #colleges-and-universities, #internal-sub-only-nl, #plato-428-348-bc

Harvard Won’t Require SAT or ACT Scores for Admission for Several Years

The university joins many others that have eliminated the ACT and SAT requirements, adding fuel to the movement to get rid of standardized test scores.

#act-examination, #admissions-standards, #colleges-and-universities, #harvard-university, #sat-college-admission-test, #tests-and-examinations

Harvard Extends Test-Optional Admissions Policy for Four Years

The university joins many others that have eliminated the ACT and SAT requirements, adding fuel to the movement to get rid of standardized test scores.

#act-examination, #admissions-standards, #colleges-and-universities, #harvard-university, #sat-college-admission-test, #tests-and-examinations

Trump Weaponized the Supreme Court

The three justices appointed by Trump are doing exactly what they were sent to the court to do.

#abortion, #admissions-standards, #affirmative-action, #alito-samuel-a-jr, #american-federation-of-state-county-and-municipal-employees, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #barrett-amy-coney, #colleges-and-universities, #constitution-us, #firearms, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-religion, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #gun-control, #harvard-university, #jackson-womens-health-organization, #kagan-elena, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #maine, #mcconnell-mitch, #mississippi, #national-rifle-assn, #new-york-state, #new-york-state-rifle-and-pistol-assn, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #rehnquist-william-h, #religion-state-relations, #roberts-john-g-jr, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #senate, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

N.Y.U. Cancels ‘Non-Essential’ Events Over Virus Surge

The university said it was scrapping all “nonessential” gatherings on and off its Manhattan campus, where 99 percent of students are vaccinated.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #disease-rates, #new-york-city, #new-york-university, #shutdowns-institutional, #vaccination-and-immunization

Shirley McBay, Pioneering Mathematician, Is Dead at 86

The first Black student to receive a doctorate from the University of Georgia, she devoted her life to advocating for diversity in science and math education.

#black-people, #chemistry, #colleges-and-universities, #deaths-obituaries, #education-k-12, #equal-educational-opportunities, #massachusetts-institute-of-technology, #mathematics, #mcbay-shirley-1935-2021, #race-and-ethnicity, #spelman-college, #university-of-georgia

Cornell University Finds Signs of Omicron Variant on Campus

The school moved final exams online, canceled a December graduation ceremony and sports events and barred most visitors from its campus in Ithaca, N.Y.

#colleges-and-universities, #cornell-university, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #disease-rates, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional

A Student Was Murdered Near Columbia. What Should the University Do?

The murder of a student adjacent to Columbia’s ever-expanding campus renews questions about the school’s obligations to the surrounding communities.

#accidents-and-safety, #colleges-and-universities, #columbia-university, #crime-and-criminals, #giri-davide-d-2021, #income-inequality, #majors-tessa-d-2019, #manhattan-nyc, #morningside-park-manhattan-ny

‘Dickinson’ on AppleTV+ Is Ending. But the Props Live On in Archives.

The Apple TV+ series “Dickinson” is donating scripts, props and other artifacts — including painstaking replicas of the poet’s manuscripts — to the Emily Dickinson Museum and Harvard University.

#amherst-mass, #apple-tv-plus, #archives-and-records, #books-and-literature, #colleges-and-universities, #dickinson-tv-program, #dickinson-emily, #dickinson-emily-archive, #dickinson-emily-museum-amherst-mass, #harvard-university, #houghton-library, #libraries-and-librarians, #manuscripts, #museums, #poetry-and-poets, #smith-alena, #television

The Smaller, Everyday Deals for College Athletes Under New Rules

Although players with six-figure deals have attracted most of the public attention, thousands of athletes are pulling in just enough for books or date nights under name, image and likeness agreements.

#athletics-and-sports, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #duquesne-university, #student-athlete-compensation, #university-of-pittsburgh

Jim Malatras, SUNY Chancellor, to Resign After Disparaging Cuomo Victim

Jim Malatras, the chancellor of the State University of New York, said he would resigned after text messages showed he had belittled a woman who had accused Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #boylan-lindsey-1984, #colleges-and-universities, #cuomo-andrew-m, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #state-university-of-new-york, #text-messaging

Woman Stole Daughter’s Identity to Get Loans and Attend College, U.S. Says

Laura Oglesby, 48, of Missouri, who pleaded guilty to intentionally providing false information to the Social Security Administration, lived as someone nearly half her age, the authorities said.

#arkansas, #colleges-and-universities, #identity-theft, #missouri, #northeastern-university, #police-department-mountain-view-calif, #social-security-us, #social-security-administration, #student-loans

Tensions Rise at Columbia as Strikers Fear Retaliation From University

After administrators sent an email saying that students who remained on strike after Friday were not guaranteed jobs next term, union members turned up the heat.

#colleges-and-universities, #columbia-university, #organized-labor, #strikes

Can a New University Really Fix Academia’s Free Speech Problems?

Or does it just create another ideological bubble?

#censorship, #colleges-and-universities, #foundation-for-individual-rights-in-education, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #kanelos-pano, #lukianoff-greg, #university-of-austin, #university-of-wisconsin

Big Contracts, Big Buyouts, Big Pressure: College Football Coaches Hit the Jackpot

Brian Kelly will earn at least $9 million a year at L.S.U., which is paying its old coach almost $17 million to step aside. Top universities have become steppingstones to other top gigs.

#athletics-and-sports, #bonuses, #coaches-and-managers, #colleges-and-universities, #football-college, #kelly-brian-football-coach, #louisiana-state-university, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #orgeron-ed, #riley-lincoln-1983, #southeastern-conference, #university-of-notre-dame, #university-of-southern-california, #wages-and-salaries

Former Temple U. Dean Found Guilty of Faking Data for National Rankings

Prosecutors said he conspired to submit fake data about Temple’s Fox School of Business that helped it climb influential U.S. News & World Report college rankings.

#business-schools, #colleges-and-universities, #falsification-of-data, #frauds-and-swindling, #moshe-porat, #pennsylvania, #philadelphia-pa, #temple-university, #us-newsworld-report

Nevada Athletic Panel Opens Inquiry Into Fraternity Boxing Event After Student Dies

Nathan Valencia, 20, a student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, died on Nov. 23 of brain injuries four days after headlining a charity boxing match, lawyers for his family said.

#boxing, #colleges-and-universities, #deaths-fatalities, #fraternities-and-sororities, #university-of-nevada-las-vegas

As U.S. Hunts for Chinese Spies, University Scientists Warn of Backlash

A chilling effect has taken hold on American campuses, contributing to an outflow of academic talent that may hurt the United States while benefiting Beijing.

#china, #chinese-americans, #colleges-and-universities, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #intellectual-property, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #politics-and-government, #science-and-technology, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations

As Turkeys Take Over Campus, Some Colleges Are More Thankful Than Others

From California to Minnesota to Massachusetts, turkeys have taken a liking to university life, leading to social media stardom and crosswalk confrontations.

#california-polytechnic-state-university, #colleges-and-universities, #harvard-university, #turkeys, #university-of-california-santa-cruz, #university-of-minnesota, #university-of-wisconsin

Slide Hampton, Celebrated Trombonist, Composer and Arranger, Dies at 89

He began playing professionally as a child, worked with some of jazz’s biggest names in the late 1950s, and remained a leading figure in the music for the next 60 years.

#colleges-and-universities, #deaths-obituaries, #hampton-slide, #jazz, #national-endowment-for-the-arts, #trombone

Why Columbia Student Workers Are Back On Strike

Columbia University’s student workers’ union, made up of 3,000 workers, is striking for the second time this year, calling for higher wages and more protections.

#colleges-and-universities, #columbia-university, #morningside-heights-manhattan-ny, #organized-labor, #strikes, #united-automobile-workers

Georgia’s University System Will Not Rename Buildings With Ties to Slavery

An advisory committee had recommended renaming 75 buildings, including those named after Confederate leaders and supporters of segregation.

#black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #georgia, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #names-organizational, #race-and-ethnicity, #university-of-alabama, #university-of-georgia

Here’s a Fact: We’re Routinely Asked to Use Leftist Fictions

Today’s sociopolitical newspeak has an aroma of self-delusion.

#admissions-standards, #affirmative-action, #colleges-and-universities, #internal-sub-only-nl, #morissette-alanis, #race-and-ethnicity

Can a Machine Learn Morality?

Researchers at a Seattle A.I. lab say they have built a system that makes ethical judgments. But its judgments can be as confusing as those of humans.

#artificial-intelligence, #churchland-patricia-s, #colleges-and-universities, #computers-and-the-internet, #research

The ‘Woke’ Student Is Just a Scapegoat

Embracing intellectual diversity means being brave enough to consider ideas and practices that might inspire you to change your life.

#colleges-and-universities, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #wesleyan-university, #youth

C.D.C. Investigates Flu Outbreak at University of Michigan

There have been 528 cases of the flu on the university’s campus in Ann Arbor, a vast majority in students who have not had flu shots, school officials said.

#ann-arbor-mich, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #colleges-and-universities, #disease-rates, #influenza, #university-of-michigan, #vaccination-and-immunization

CDC Investigates Flu Outbreak at University of Michigan

There have been 528 cases of the flu on the university’s campus in Ann Arbor, a vast majority in students who have not had flu shots, school officials said.

#ann-arbor-mich, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #colleges-and-universities, #disease-rates, #influenza, #university-of-michigan, #vaccination-and-immunization

Justus Rosenberg, Beloved Professor With a Heroic Past, Dies at 100

As a teenager, he helped provide safe passage to artists and intellectuals out of Vichy France. He went on to teach literature at Bard College for six decades.

#bard-college, #colleges-and-universities, #deaths-obituaries, #france, #french-resistance, #fry-varian, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #rosenberg-justus-1921, #shoah-foundation, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Professor Cited as Corruption Expert Is Sentenced for Money Laundering

A former University of Miami international studies professor used bank accounts in his name and the name of a company he created to launder about $2.5 million, prosecutors said.

#bagley-bruce, #colleges-and-universities, #latin-america, #money-laundering, #university-of-miami, #venezuela

In Gaza, a Contentious Palestinian Professor Calmly Teaches Israeli Poetry

On social media, Refaat Alareer rages against Israel. In the lecture hall, he studiously analyzes the work of some of its leading poets — and surprises some of his students.

#amichai-yehuda, #colleges-and-universities, #content-type-personal-profile, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #palestinians, #poetry-and-poets