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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
Added by Jon Berk on May 31, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments
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 Innovation Director on May 30, 2012 at 10:15pm — No Comments
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…
Added by Joseph A. Palermo on May 24, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
By: Clara Chooi
The Rembau MP, speaking during last night’s lively…Continue
Added by Jon Berk on May 22, 2012 at 11:19pm — No Comments
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.
Added by Faculty Row Alerts on May 20, 2012 at 1:38pm — No Comments
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
Added by Innovation Director on May 17, 2012 at 4:04pm — No Comments
By: Yoni Appelbaum
T. Mills Kelly encourages his students to deceive thousands of people on the Web. This has angered many, but the experiment helps reveal the shifting nature of the truth on the Internet.
A woman opens an old steamer trunk and discovers tantalizing clues that a long-dead relative may actually have been a serial killer, stalking…Continue
Added by Paul Geller on May 15, 2012 at 3:45pm — No Comments
By: Susan Heavey
(Reuters) - Jean Coyle, 67, has a new kind of ministry.
The former professor had just begun a career as a Presbyterian minister in Virginia when the economic downturn forced her church to let her go in 2007. After that, she found only temporary work.
She relied on savings while job hunting, but at 64, had to dip into her Social Security benefits. She…Continue
Added by Innovation Director on May 15, 2012 at 12:49am — No Comments
Source: AP.org - Associated Press
By: Verena Dobnik
NEW YORK (AP) -- For years, Gac Filipaj mopped floors, cleaned toilets and took out trash at Columbia University.
A refugee from war-torn Yugoslavia, he eked out a living working for the Ivy League school. But Sunday was payback time: The 52-year-old janitor…
Added by Faculty Row Alerts on May 14, 2012 at 11:17am — No Comments
Since the financial train wreck of September 2008, Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JP Morgan Chase, has fought tooth and nail against any new federal regulations of Wall Street. Now with his bank’s recent loss of $2 billion (and counting) involving the same credit…Continue
Added by Joseph A. Palermo on May 13, 2012 at 2:39pm — No Comments
By: Jose Cruz
Date: 5/12/ 12
The for-profit college industry is booming, and getting as much as 90 percent of its revenue from federal student financial-aid programs. They do this by aggressively recruiting low-income students who will qualify for aid. The odds of earning a bachelor’s degree from one of these companies (about 1 in 5, within six years) are worse than the odds of defaulting on the loans…Continue
Added by Paul Geller on May 12, 2012 at 10:22pm — No Comments
By: Amanda Cedrone
Three Boston University students studying abroad in New Zealand were killed and five other students from the school were injured outside the town of Taupo when a van they were riding in swerved off the road and crashed, officials said.
The accident occurred outside the town of Taupo on Friday…
Added by Innovation Director on May 11, 2012 at 11:59pm — No Comments
The most famous dog story in American politics came from then vice-presidential candidate Richard Milhous Nixon (who was also the Republican Senator from the great state of California). Known ever since simply as the "Checkers speech," the dog yarn that Nixon deployed on national TV that evening in the heat of the 1952 campaign was a desperate attempt to rescue his candidacy from an insipient corruption scandal. (Who…Continue
Added by Joseph A. Palermo on May 8, 2012 at 4:46pm — No Comments
As the student loan debt in the United States surpasses $1 trillion for the first time in the nation's history thirteen courageous students from six California State University campuses will be engaging in civil disobedience in the form of a hunger strike until university leaders agree to freeze tuition, roll back excessive executive salaries, and make a genuine effort to ensure the quality of education. Students for Quality Education (SQE),…Continue
Added by Joseph A. Palermo on May 2, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments