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June 2012 Blog Posts (25)

Higher Ed Bubble: Students Pay Just 43% Of Direct Cost

Source: news.investors.com

By: David Hogberg

Date: 6/29/12

Students are paying less and less of direct college costs, relying more on government grants and loans. That has encouraged universities to jack up tuition expenses, fueling a vicious circle reminiscent of the housing bubble.

U.S. universities charged students $190 billion in 2001-02 for tuition, fees, room and board and more, according to data from Sallie Mae. By 2010-11 that had more than doubled…

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Added by Faculty Row Alerts on June 29, 2012 at 7:15pm — No Comments

Student Sues Nevada College, Claiming Sex Class Assignments Equaled Harassment

Source: www.abcnews.go.com

By: Alyssa Newcomb

Date: 6/29/12

Students taking a human sexuality course at Western Nevada College were allegedly required to masturbate, keep sex journals for class discussion and share personal details of their sexual histories, including sexual abuse, for a term paper as a…

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Added by Innovation Director on June 29, 2012 at 6:47am — No Comments

Bill Gates Weighs In on Higher Ed Issues

Source: www.technolog.msnbc.msn.com

By: Kevin Coldewey

Date: 6/27/12

Bill Gates sounds off on a number of education issues in a recent interview with the Chronicle of Higher Education. He states that higher ed hasn't really changed that much despite exposure to an incredibly transformative medium, the Internet. That's…

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Added by Paul Geller on June 27, 2012 at 7:32pm — No Comments

The Supreme Court and the "Broken Middle"

By striking down the Montana campaign finance law that dates back to 1912, the Supreme Court steams ahead on its long-term project of turning our political system over to giant corporations. (So much for "states' rights," or the role of states as "incubators" for best practices).

A century ago, the same year Montana passed the law the…

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Added by Joseph A. Palermo on June 26, 2012 at 5:49pm — No Comments

Firings & Resignations Among Public University Leaders - The Transformation of Academia Has Begun

Source: www.nytimes.com

By: Tamar Lewin

Date 6/25/12

 

Public Universities See Familiar Fight at Virginia:
 

The tumult at the University of Virginia — with the sudden ouster of President Teresa Sullivan on June 10, and the widespread anticipation that she will be reinstated on Tuesday — reflects a low-grade panic now spreading through much of…

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Added by Innovation Director on June 26, 2012 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Swedish University Professor Charged For Cutting Off Wife's Lips

Source: www.myfoxdfw.com

Via NewsCore

Date: 6/25/12

STOCKHOLM -- A Swedish university professor sliced off his estranged wife's lip and ate it -- so she could "never kiss again." 

The unnamed 52-year-old, who is a respected researcher at Stockholm's famous Karolinska Institute, was charged  with aggravated assault for the May attack, Aftonbladet reported. 



The professor was…

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Added by Innovation Director on June 25, 2012 at 6:37pm — No Comments

Ideas for Promoting A Non-Fiction Book on News Media Analysis of Coverage on the US Economy

Dear Faculty Row Colleagues:

I am trying to help an economics professor here at La Salle University where I work, to promote his new book on an analysis of the news media coverage on the economy. Any ideas and suggestions on how to promote the purchase of the book outside of academia as well as within would be appreciated.

 

Thanks,

 

Paul Roden

Added by Paul Robert Roden on June 25, 2012 at 12:40pm — No Comments

University of Texas Professor Arrested and Released.

Source: www.themonitor.com

By: Ildefonso Ortiz

Date: 6/24/12

EDINBURG — A professor with the University of Texas-Pan American is free on a personal recognizance bond after being accused of planting a recording device in a colleague’s office.

 

UTPA police arrested chemistry professor Hassan Ahmad on Thursday, according to a news release from the university. Ahmad appeared before an Edinburg municipal judge who…

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Added by Innovation Director on June 24, 2012 at 1:37am — No Comments

BREAKING NEWS: University of Nebraska says professor who went missing in China is safe, will return to US

Source: The Associated Press 

Date: 6/20/12

LINCOLN, Neb. — An assistant University of Nebraska-Lincoln business professor who went missing in his native China has called his family and will return to the …

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Added by Faculty Row Alerts on June 20, 2012 at 1:26pm — No Comments

A Professor's Cry - A Tenured Professor Speaks Out

Source: www.insidehighered.com

By: Scott Jaschik

Date: 6/18/12

 

On Thursday David Dudley did something that surprised his colleagues at Georgia Southern University. He sent all of them an open letter in which he described -- in detail -- the extent of dysfunction he sees at the university.

 

He described an administration disconnected…

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Added by Paul Geller on June 18, 2012 at 6:40am — No Comments

A Professor's Cry - A Tenured Professor Speaks Out

Source: www.insidehighered.com

By: Scott Jaschik

Date: 6/18/12

 

On Thursday David Dudley did something that surprised his colleagues at Georgia Southern University. He sent all of them an open letter in which he described -- in detail -- the extent of dysfunction he sees at the university.

 

He described an administration disconnected…

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Added by Paul Geller on June 18, 2012 at 6:40am — No Comments

BREAKING NEWS: University Of Nebraska Professor Arrested in China

Source: www.journalstar.com

By: Faiz Siddiqui

Date: 6/18/12

 

University of Nebraska-Lincoln students and faculty are searching for answers after, they say, an assistant professor who had been accompanying students on a study abroad trip was detained by Chinese authorities for an undisclosed reason.

 

Weixing Li, assistant professor of practice management at the university’s College of Business Administration,…

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Added by Faculty Row Alerts on June 18, 2012 at 6:29am — No Comments

ACLJ Files Suit Against UCLA After Professor Is Fired For Blowing Whistle On Junk Science

Source: www.marketwatch.com

Via PRNewswire

Date: 6/14/12

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) has filed suit on behalf of Dr. James E. Enstrom, a UCLA research professor who was terminated after he blew the whistle on junk environmental science and scientific misconduct at the University of California (UC).

 

"The facts of this case…

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Added by Innovation Director on June 14, 2012 at 4:45pm — No Comments

The Most Important Challenge For Colleges Isn't Price—It's Attention

Source: www.theatlantic.com

By: Kara Miller

Date: 6/14/12

 

As universities look for ways to teach more students at a reasonable price, they will move online -- into the clicky, crowded, distractable world of the Web. Get ready for Infotainment U. 

 

This is one of my favorite anecdotes: Last year, the University of Phoenix enlisted renowned Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen…

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Added by Paul Geller on June 14, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

ECONOMICS PROFESSOR: The Media Has Totally Overblown The Student Debt Crisis

Source: www.businessinsider.com

By: Aimee Groth & Danielle Schlanger

Date: 6/12/12

The student debt crisis is still raging, and economists everywhere are weighing in.

 

University of Michigan economics professor…

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Added by Jon Berk on June 12, 2012 at 7:16pm — No Comments

BREAKING NEWS: Columbia University And Its Flawed Admission Practices

Source: www.nypost.com

By: Chuck Bennett

Date: 6/12/12

Columbia Told: Boot Bashar Babe

Syrian rights groups are demanding Columbia University rescind its admission of dictator Bashar al-Assad’s media adviser, who landed a spot at the school after Barbara Walters muscled in.

“We are outraged with what is happening at Columbia University,” Sarab al-Jijakli, a spokesman for the National Alliance for Syria,…

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Added by Faculty Row Alerts on June 12, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

State Department to Host the U.S.-India Higher Education Dialogue

Source: www.state.gov

By: Office of the Spokesperson

Date: 6/11/12

 

On Tuesday, June 12 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Indian Minister for Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal will co-chair the U.S.-India Higher Education Dialogue at the State Department. Secretary Clinton and Minister Sibal will deliver opening remarks.

 

The United States envisions a robust role for the U.S. and…

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Added by Innovation Director on June 11, 2012 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Harvard Professor Alan Dershowtiz Criticizes State Attorney For Trayvon Martin Case

Source: www.jdjournal.com

Date: 6/7/12

Alan Dershowitz, a legal commentator and attorney, has criticized State Attorney Angela Corey for how she had handled the prosecution of George Zimmerman, the man arrested for killing Trayvon Martin. Dershowitz is a professor at Harvard Law School and wrote on Newsmax that Corey called the school with a “a 40-minute rant, during which she threatened to sue Harvard Law School, to try to get me…

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Added by Jon Berk on June 7, 2012 at 6:05pm — No Comments

Louisiana Colleges Hit With New Round of Budget Cuts

Source: www.fox8live.com

By: Melinda Delslatte

Date: 6/6/12

 

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's colleges are bracing for the newest rounds of budget cuts, doled out in the spending plans cobbled together by lawmakers in the final days of the just-concluded legislative session.

 

Higher education was hit with a $25 million cut in the final month of the fiscal year that ends June 30, to help rebalance the budget…

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Added by Innovation Director on June 6, 2012 at 2:35am — No Comments

Welcome to the New Normal

The measly 69,000 private-sector jobs added last month and the shrinking job count over the past few months illustrate our "new normal." At this snail's pace it will take a couple of decades (assuming there are no new crises) before we get back to the "good old days" of the 2005 unemployment…

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Added by Joseph A. Palermo on June 5, 2012 at 12:09pm — No Comments

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