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Higher Education

  1. higher education
    A New Study Illustrates One Easy Way to Increase Diversity on College CampusesNew research reinforces the systemic nature of the barriers low-income students encounter when they consider higher education.
  2. cool
    Tokyo Medical School Admits to Tampering With Test Scores to Keep Women OutOfficials were apparently worried women would get pregnant, and thus wouldn’t be able to work long hours in the hospital.
  3. State Support for Colleges Declines As Student Diversity GrowsPublic higher education was hit hard by the Great Recession and a GOP wave in the states. Now, a more diverse student population may leave pols cold.
  4. legal challenges
    How Jeff Sessions Might Channel the Far-Right Crusade Against Affirmative ActionThe DOJ inserting itself into this debate would represent a dramatic break with history and prior practices.
  5. A Yale Dean Was Put on Leave for Writing Mean Yelp ReviewsThe residential-college dean referred to “white trash” and “low class folks” in the reviews.
  6. Iowa Legislator Proposes Hiring Quotas for Republican College FacultyAfter decades of conservative whining about liberal domination of college faculties, a legislator has finally come up with a solution.
  7. motherhood
    Single Moms Shouldn’t Have to Choose Between Child Care and Getting an EducationIt’s time to stop treating school like a luxury.
  8. higher education
    Berkeley Professor Accused of Sexual Harassment Can Totally ExplainHe was just providing “solidarity and support.”
  9. higher education
    ‘Homosexual Acts’ Now Okay at Baylor UniversityThey’re no longer a “misuse of God’s gift.”
  10. Columbia Student Art Project Protests Her RapistEmma Sulkowicz staged the piece of performance art as a protest against Columbia’s handling of her sexual-assault case.
  11. higher education
    NYU Really Sorry Its Abu Dhabi Campus Was Built by Abused WorkersThe school says it was misled about the conditions.
  12. higher education
    Colleges Need a New Attitude to Stop Sexual Assault on CampusPSAs and investigations are a start — but institutional change is hard.
  13. degrees of separation
    For the First Time, Women Are More Educated Than Their HusbandsNo husband left behind. 
  14. sad things
    Frat Sued Over Harvard-Yale Tailgating DeathEighty-six members of Yale’s Sigma Phi Epsilon have been served with the suit.
  15. higher education
    Fordham to 2,500 Applicants: Congratulations! (Just Kidding)Screwing with applicants en masse.
  16. unfortunate quotes
    Fat-Shaming Professor Censured for Being a Jerk, Lying About itHe said he was doing “research.”
  17. higher education
    Chen Guangcheng-NYU Dispute Gets Chinese Spy Twist“Like a 007 thing.”
  18. higher education
    Are Anti-Abortion Groups Behind the Chen Guangcheng vs. NYU Beef?The Chinese dissident is working with conservative activists.
  19. higher education
    NYU Offers Top Talent a Path to Beachfront PropertyLoans for vacation homes then get forgiven.
  20. higher education
    Chen Guangcheng Says NYU Wants Him Gone Because of ChinaSays the university tried to stage-manage him.
  21. higher education
    NYU Says It Treated Chinese Activist Chen Guangcheng Like Albert EinsteinBut he’s leaving after a year.
  22. unfortunate quotes
    Professor Claims Fat-Shaming Tweet Was ‘Research’So he told his boss back in New Mexico.
  23. unfortunate quotes
    NYU Professor Immediately Regrets Fat-Shaming Potential StudentsOver willpower, no less.
  24. higher education
    Yale Fined for Underreporting Campus RapeSo ends the Department of Education’s seven-year investigation.
  25. this is ivy league
    Harvard Team That Was Actually Supposed to Win CheatedThe university has been stripped of four quiz bowl championships.
  26. sex ed
    Even Harvard Kids Are Having Kinky SexFifty Shades, meet the Western canon. 
  27. higher education
    Smart White Girls Had a Rough Time Gaining Admission to Top Schools This YearSuperstars wanted.
  28. the national interest
    Tuition Reform, Obama’s Best New IdeaGet ready for a new crusade against a different bloated industry: higher ed.
  29. higher education
    Emma Watson Says She’s Returning to BrownShe’s going to study at Oxford for a year first, though.
  30. higher education
    Brown Students Heckled Emma Watson With Harry Potter LinesWhen she answered questions in class, they’d shout, “Three points for Gryffindor!”
  31. the future is coming
    Facebook Investor Peter Thiel Thinks the Real Bubble Is Around Getting a College EducationGetting a college education isn’t cool.
  32. higher education
    Swizz Beatz Is Basically a College Professor NowSwizz will assist in the process of “teaching students the skills of creative entrepreneurship for the music industry.”
  33. higher education
    Bun B Is Basically a College Professor NowBernard Freeman! Distinguished Lecturer!