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By: George Blumenthal - Chancellor of UC Santa Cruz
China is opening new universities so quickly that administrators can't keep up. When I noted the cost during a recent visit, my host said simply: "Money is not an issue." If only we could say the same in this country.
Like many nations, China's financial commitment to higher …Continue
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By: Ingrid Lunden
Barnes & Noble has found a new, major partner in its fight to get an edge over Amazon and Apple in the market for e-books and the devices being used to consume them: it is teaming up with Microsoft in what the two are calling a strategic partnership, name yet to be determined.
It will come in the form of a new subsidiary of B&N that will…Continue
Added by Mary Kavanow on May 30, 2012 at 10:15pm — No Comments
Via AP Wire
SYRACUSE — Syracuse University says a graduate student filming the unrest in Syria has been killed there.
University Chancellor Nancy Cantor says Bassel Al Shahade died Monday in the embattled city of Homs, once a stronghold of opposition to Syrian President Bashar Assad.
"This is a terrible tragedy for Bassel’s family and friends in Syria and for all his fellow…Continue
By: Neelay Pandit
What is the cost of education worth?
Yes, there has been more discussion on our higher-education cost problem lately. [“Low tuition is the best student aid,” Opinion, May 22.] But there are no concrete solutions any legislators are willing to implement.
This is really one of the most critical problems our country…Continue
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By: Ryan Craig
In the past few weeks the twin quasars of the New York Times opinion page -- Thomas Friedman and David Brooks -- have waxed poetic about the coming revolution in higher education as presaged by recent announcements of elite universities moving online: MIT and Harvard with edX; Stanford, Princeton, Penn and Michigan with Coursera. According to Friedman, “In five…Continue
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By: Amy Southerland
One of the signs that technology is on the verge of changing higher education in profound ways is the recent rise of MOOCs. That stands for Massively Open Online Courses, and the most recent high-profile entrant into this burgeoning field is edX, a shared venture between Harvard University and MIT that…Continue
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Nothing better illustrates the core critique of the Occupy Wall Street movement against the financial sector's dominance of our political institutions than the spectacle of high-profile Democrats, like former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell and Newark Mayor Cory Booker, fretting over the tone of the Obama campaign's advertisements targeting Mitt Romney's days as a vulture capitalist at Bain Capital.
The only political outcome of this internal bickering coming from Democrats who…
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By: Clara Chooi
The Rembau MP, speaking during last night’s lively…Continue
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By: Robert Reich, Former US Secreatary of Labor and Professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley.
Members of the Class of 2012,
As a former secretary of labor and current professor, I feel I owe it to you to tell you the truth about the pieces of parchment you're picking up today.
Well, not exactly. But you won't have it easy.
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By: Newsone Staff
Dr. Christian Head, the UCLA faculty professor who filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the university after alleging that he was routinely humiliated, including being depicted as a sodomized gorilla during a slide show, has taken to…Continue
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By: Dale Linder-Altman
A professor at South Carolina State University alleges that two university administrators demoted him because he refused to spend Environmental Policy Institute grant funds on the Clyburn Transportation Center.
In a civil complaint filed in the Orangeburg County Courthouse, Dr. Reinhardt Brown also claims that the funds were later redirected after he was…Continue
Added by FacultyRow Director on May 19, 2012 at 7:33pm — No Comments
By: Carolyn Roy
RUSTON, LA (KSLA) -
Ruston police have confirmed there was an explosion at the Pike frat house at the intersection of Western Avenue and S. Mississippi Street a short time ago.
The fire department is on the scene, along with at least six EMS units and a medical helicopter has been dispatched.
There is no word on the number…Continue
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By: Mark C. Taylor
May 18 (Bloomberg) -- Competition, we are constantly told, encourages individuals, institutions and companies to take the risks necessary for innovation and efficiency. But in higher education, competition often discourages risk taking, leads to overly cautious short-term decisions, produces a mediocre product for the price, and promotes excessive…Continue
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By: Michael Fullan
In the last decade, the Canadian province dramatically improved its education system to become one of the best in the world. Its innovative strategy can provide a blueprint for U.S. reform.
Ontario is Canada's largest province, home to over 13 million people and a public education system with roughly 2 million students, 120,000 educators, and 5,000…Continue
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SANTIAGO, Chile, May 17 (UPI) -- Activists say some 100,000 students and supporters took to the streets of Santiago to protest Chile's class-based education system.
The march, organized by the Confederation of University Students of Chile, was the second of its kind this year.
Thousands of protests were held last year by high school and college students…Continue
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