Category Archives: colleges and universities

Uh, what? Purdue University buys for-profit Kaplan University

The Chronicle of Higher Education has the details. “The new university will be distinct from others in the Purdue system, relying only on tuition and fund raising to cover operating expenses,” Purdue University said in a news release on Thursday. … Continue reading

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Student whistle-blower makes administrators angry; faculty in his corner

The Chronicle of Higher Education has the details. Mr. McBride told the Sun that he had shared the document because the university community “needed to be involved before such a drastic decision was going to be made that was going to … Continue reading

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Northeastern Illinois University’s leaders struggling to keep institution viable

Inside Higher Ed reports that the leaders of Northeastern Illinois University are doing all they can to keep the institution viable. Why? State funding for higher education has been severely curtailed in Illinois as the state has gone nearly two … Continue reading

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Meet the USC Faculty Resistance

The Chronicle of Higher Education explores how a group of faculty at the University of Southern California has unified behind a commitment to block some of President Trump’s most onerous plans. The organization’s first official action was raising money for … Continue reading

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Wait, what? A college cheerleading team involved with prostitution?

WMBF has details that we need to dissect. Let’s begin with how the university’s president learned about the alleged misconduct. The station interviewed a member of the cheerleading squad soon after multiple teammates had been interviewed by the police. The cheerleader … Continue reading

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Supporting diversity = threat to academic freedom?

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that at least two groups equate asking potential hires to confirm their support for diversity to a threat to academic freedom. The Oregon affiliate of the National Association of Scholars has issued a report accusing … Continue reading

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He says he was fired because he wouldn’t dumb down a college course. Is he right?

Inside Higher Ed looks at the controversial dismissal of a Colorado college professor. “While it is impossible to say with absolute certainty that Bork’s dismissal was an act of retaliation by the [college] administration,” reads the AAUP report, “we can … Continue reading

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