Category Archives: college students

University, to nursing students: Low standardized test score means no diploma

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review examines the dispute between one university and a group of its nursing students. The students — part of a nursing class of 156 students at the Uptown school — did not receive diplomas … because their scores … Continue reading

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A college student tells me she’s been raped. What am I supposed to do?

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that one large, public university is about to roll out a new plan that does NOT require faculty to report when a female student says she’s been raped. The new policy, announced this week, … Continue reading

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Shut down the Baylor football program? Forever?

CBSSports.com writer Bill Reiter says there is only one viable option for the scandal-plagued Baylor football program: Shut it down. In making his case, Reiter states I can’t get past the jarring, searing facts in the latest lawsuit that show … Continue reading

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Leaders of one university grapple with bitter reality: One-third drop in admissions applications

The Chronicle of Higher Education examines why a prominent public university is facing difficult questions. The precipitous drop is striking for a public flagship with a prominent national brand, one that has seen enrollment grow almost every year since the … Continue reading

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Should college graduates protest at commencement ceremonies?

Education secretary Betsy DeVos delivered the commencement address at Bethune-Cookman University a couple weeks ago, and a group of students protested. People supporting the students said it was perfectly acceptable for them to turn their backs on a woman — … Continue reading

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To the Class of 2017, congratulations. (Sort of.)

The New York Times editorial board has good news — and cautious news — for the men and women who are graduating from college this year. The Class of 2017 — both college and high school graduates — is coming … Continue reading

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College official inadvertently sends email to students hinting of closure

The Chronicle of Higher Education has the details. “It may be that I will spend the better part of the coming school year closing down the college,” wrote the vice president for student affairs, Kelly Jordan, in the email. “All … Continue reading

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