Higher education Headlines

  • Manchester residents oppose Gary Neville's redevelopment plans

    Ex-United player wants to build sports university but locals object to takeover of green belt Plans by Gary Neville to transform Manchester have once again been met with opposition. Hundreds of residents have objected to proposals by Manchester United’s “class of 92” to build a new sports university near Old Trafford stadium. Continue reading...

    the Guardian
  • Professor cancels hate speech course after students object to use of racial slur

    Princeton University’s Lawrence Rosen used slur while teaching anthropology students, prompting some to walk out of class A Princeton University professor has cancelled a course he teaches on cultural freedoms and hate speech after his use of a racial slur during a class discussion led some students to walk out. Colleagues say Professor Emeritus Lawrence Rosen has often used the slur during lectures on free speech. They say this is the first time he has received such a negative response from...

    the Guardian
  • NCAA denies Notre Dame appeal of vacated wins from 2011-12

    The NCAA has denied Notre Dame's appeal of a decision to vacate 21 victories because of academic misconduct, including all 12 wins from the school's 2012 national championship game run. In a letter to Notre Dame alumni, University President Fr. John Jenkins criticized the decision, saying...

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  • Iran MPs confirm suicide of held Iranian-Canadian professor

    Iranian lawmakers confirmed that an Iranian-Canadian university professor committed suicide while he was in custody, semi-official ILNA news agency reported Monday.

    Washington Post
  • Boko Haram releases 13 hostages after talks with Nigeria

    Boko Haram extremists have freed three university lecturers and 10 women who it had kidnapped in separate raids last year, Nigeria’s government said Saturday.

    Washington Post
  • Church expert: #Metoo, Chile bishop scandal a wake-up call

    The #MeToo movement and the controversy over a Chilean bishop show the need for a broader response to “the abuse of power and conscience,” the head of the Catholic Church’s leading center on preventing priestly sexual abuse said Friday.

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  • Michigan State to fire medical dean over Nassar scandal

    Michigan State University said Friday it plans to fire the former dean of its osteopathic medicine college and has suspended its radiology chairman in the wake of former sports doctor Larry Nassar's sentencing for molesting young female athletes. Interim President John Engler said the first...

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  • Head hunters sought for emperor search in Oxford

    Professor Heather Viles on the mission to find the first and second generation of emperors’ heads – aka herms – that once stood outside the Sheldonian Theatre We were delighted to see the photographs of snow-covered emperors’ heads outside the Sheldonian Theatre on the letters page (7 February), a lovely illustration of the diversity of faces in the centre of Oxford. These are some of the third generation of heads, carved in 1972. It may interest you to know that many of the heads of the first...

    the Guardian
  • Professor reprimanded over selfie with severed heads

    A top University of Connecticut dental school professor was reprimanded over a selfie showing him and several students with two severed heads used for medical research, according to a document obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press. The November letter by R. Lamont MacNeil, dean of the...

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  • Baby, it's cold in there: Explorers test endurance in Poland

    Using a group of explorers, scientists are testing the endurance of humans and equipment in temperatures around minus 50 degrees Celsius (minus 58 Fahrenheit) at a laboratory in southern Poland.

    Washington Post
  • Baby, it's cold in there: Explorers test endurance in Poland

    Using a group of explorers, scientists are testing the endurance of humans and equipment in temperatures around minus 50 degrees Celsius (minus 58 Fahrenheit) at a laboratory in southern Poland. The "Taming the Freeze" experiment began Tuesday and is expected to go on for 100 hours....

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  • UCF suspends frat after mom says son was forced to drink

    The University of Central Florida has suspended a fraternity after a woman complained that her son was forced to chug a bottle of vodka during a pledging event. The Orlando Sentinel reports the university has scheduled a Feb. 16 hearing for Beta Theta Pi, which was accused of hazing and...

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