Category Archives: colleges and universities

UCLA QB Rosen: “Football and school don’t go together” (He just might be right.)

UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen is a tough-as-nails football player who might be good enough to lead his team to a conference championship this season. But when Rosen’s name comes up in conversation in the coming months, it might be for … Continue reading

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The Trump administration wants to kill affirmative action?

Writing in the Chronicle of Higher Education, a university law professor says when members of Donald Trump’s administration talk about suing America’s colleges for violating affirmative action that there is really another motive in mind. The claim of the need … Continue reading

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Liberals are stifling higher education? Hmmm…maybe not.

Writing in the Washington Post, one college president suggests that any discussion surrounding the stifling of free speech on America’s college campuses has to recognize the poison coming from the right. Those who argue that students need more exposure to … Continue reading

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Wright State U. prof Fruth resigns

The Dayton Daily News has the details. The university‚Äôs Office of Equity and Inclusion launched the investigation of Jason Fruth, 37, on Feb. 19 after a graduate student filed a complaint claiming she had been raped by the professor, WSU … Continue reading

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Academic conferences as a great con job?

Inside Higher Ed reports that some university faculty think the commitment to annually attend an academic conference is not in their best interests. Conference costs — from major purchases, such as airfare, to smaller ones, such as in-transit Wi-Fi — … Continue reading

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The next time someone tells you that he or she is an Oxford graduate…

…make sure the degree was earned. The Times reports that a couple of unsavory characters have succeeded in exploiting the Oxford name for their personal gain. The business, which is run by a father and son from offices in Ukraine … Continue reading

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The university is named after a guy with a bad history, so let’s…

…change the name of the place. One critic, writing on CBC.ca, says that might not be the best choice. While these name changes might offer symbolic victories for advocates, they are actually a rather ineffective way of grappling with the … Continue reading

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