Category Archives: colleges and universities

New York college layoffs 32, including tenured faculty

The Journal News has the story. “We have taken this painful step only after exhausting all other options,” the college said in a statement on its website. “Payroll and benefits are the College’s largest area of expense, yet it’s the … Continue reading

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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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Another university, another wave of job cuts

The Omaha World-Herald reports that one Nebraska institution is laying off 60 people. But the reason might surprise you. The president said reductions in expenses are necessary for Creighton’s long-term stability. Hendrickson said Creighton expects to have a large incoming … 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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