Category Archives: college students

After Texas-Tyler dumped these Nepali students, a host of other universities showed what it means to lead

The Chronicle of Higher Education has the story. Sushil K. Acharya read The Chronicle’s article about the revoked scholarships. “This is horrible,” he wrote in an email. A Nepali himself, he had helped raise money to support recovery efforts after … Continue reading

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Pakistani students abandoning U.S., opting instead to study in China

The Nation has the details. The number of Pakistan students studying science and technology, engineering, medical, media, and arts in different cities of China has increased manifold along with the progress of energy, communication and infrastructure projects being completed under … Continue reading

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Another academic year ends; must they go by so quickly?

Final exams wrapped up today at Robert Morris University. My faculty colleagues and I will put our final grades together over the next 48 or so hours, and then, like the students, we will be done with the 2017-18 academic … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Radical changes possible to PA’s 14-school public university system

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that major changes could be coming to Pennsylvania’s 14 state-run universities. The study’s authors on Wednesday provided five options to right the struggling 102,000-student system, the first of them as modest as keeping the current State … Continue reading

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Uh, oh: Journalism censorship at one U.S. university?

You decide after reading this story from the Seattle Times. The editors of the university’s student newspaper The Spectator say it’s a good photo, one that they don’t regret putting on the cover of last week’s edition. That puts them … Continue reading

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Universities struggle to meet students’ demands for mental health help

TIME magazine has the details. Between 2009 and 2015, the number of students visiting counseling centers increased by about 30% on average, while enrollment grew by less than 6%, the Center for Collegiate Mental Health found in a 2015 report. … Continue reading

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Faculty at UW-Stevens Point angry at “Point Forward” plan

As Inside Higher Ed reports, The plan is part of the campus’s Point Forward initiative to stabilize enrollment by investing scarce resources into programs Stevens Point sees as distinctive and in demand. Those include business, chemical engineering, computer information systems, … Continue reading

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