Higher education Headlines

  • Food research articles retracted by leading medical journal

    A leading medical journal has retracted six food research articles by a Cornell University marketing professor, saying the results can't be verified. The papers under question include a 2005 study that said people eat more when served food in large bowls and a 2013 article that said hungry...

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  • There's a new, easier way to apply for student financial aid

    Starting in October, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid will be available on a new phone app, called myStudentAid.

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  • Feds approve importation of pot drug for tremor study

    In a rare move, the U.S. government has approved the importation of marijuana extracts from Canada for a clinical trial, highlighting a new avenue for American researchers who have long had trouble obtaining the drug for medical studies. The University of California San Diego's ...

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  • STAT WATCH: Freshman Alan Bowman next big arm at Texas Tech

    Alan Bowman looks to be next in line on the list of prolific passers who have come through Texas Tech. The true freshman sits No. 2 on the national passing chart this week after throwing for 605 yards and five touchdowns in the Red Raiders' 63-49 win over Houston on Saturday....

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  • Glasgow University to make amends over slavery profits of past

    University received ‘significant financial support’ from slavery in 18th and 19th centuries Glasgow University has announced a programme of “reparative justice” after a year-long study discovered that the university benefited from the equivalent of tens of millions of pounds donated from the profits of slavery. The report states that although the university itself “adopted a clear anti-slavery position”, during the 18th and 19th centuries it received gifts and bequests from people connected to...

    the Guardian
  • No. 2 Clemson playing under sunny sky with Florence looming

    No. 2 Clemson and Georgia Southern got a sunny sky, mild breezes and plenty of tailgaters for the only major conference football game being played Saturday in the Carolinas and Virginia while Florence, now a tropical storm, dumped dangerous amounts of rain elsewhere across the region. ...

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  • The Latest: Trump admin wants delay in fraud protections

    The Latest on the effort by the Trump administration to delay Obama-era efforts to protect students defrauded by for-profit schools. (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The Trump administration is asking the court for another chance to delay an Obama-era policy meant to boost protections for...

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  • Defrauded student loan borrowers in limbo in wake of judge's ruling

    Judge Randolph D. Moss, a federal judge in Washington, D.C., said the Education Department's postponement of relief to defrauded borrowers was unlawful.

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  • Dartmouth College professor resigns over plagiarism claim

    A prominent health policy expert at Dartmouth College has resigned after being accused of plagiarizing the work of other professors. The Valley News reports that H. Gilbert Welch announced Thursday that he would resign. It says the college concluded he plagiarized work by...

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  • Ex-doctor faces death or life sentence for revenge killings

    A former doctor found guilty of what prosecutors described as the revenge killing of four people connected to a Nebraska medical school where he once worked is facing life in prison or the death penalty. Anthony Garcia, of Terre Haute, Indiana, was convicted of fatally stabbing...

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  • WSU: Jason Gesser harassment probe found no violations

    Washington State University officials investigated allegations of sexual harassment against staff member and former football star Jason Gesser and found no violations of school policy, school President Kirk Schulz and Director of Athletics Pat Chun said Thursday. Schulz and Chun issued a...

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  • What college rankings really measure (Hint: It's not quality or value)

    It turns out, the No. 1 school on a college ranking list isn't necessarily better than the No. 2 school. A college professor explains in The Conversation what he found out after digging into the data.

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  • Federal court rules against DeVos in for-profit fraud case

    A federal court has ruled that it was "arbitrary and capricious" for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to delay an Obama-era rule meant to protect students swindled by for-profit colleges. The decision is a significant blow to the Trump administration's attempt to ease regulations for the...

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  • Here's how to protect your college savings plan if the market takes a dive

    Stashing cash in a 529 plan is a great first step, but protecting those dollars from market ups and downs is equally important.

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  • House GOP plows ahead with tax-cut bills despite facing uphill battle

    Even if new tax legislation ends up passing in the lower chamber, the Senate likely would not take it up.

    CNBC
  • Scientific publishing is a rip-off. We fund the research – it should be free

    Those who take on the global industry that traps research behind paywalls are heroes, not thieves Never underestimate the power of one determined person. What Carole Cadwalladr has done to Facebook and big data, and Edward Snowden has done to the state security complex, Alexandra Elbakyan has done to the multibillion-dollar industry that traps knowledge behind paywalls. Sci-Hub, her pirate web scraper service, has done more than any government to tackle one of the biggest rip-offs of the modern...

    the Guardian
  • Ex-employees: Doc in sex abuse inquiry aimed ads at students

    The Ohio State University team doctor accused of groping scores of young men decades ago also had an off-campus men's clinic that was marketed in the campus newspaper with a series of ads promising prompt treatment of genital problems, plus a student discount, according to two former employees....

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  • Woman sues Michigan State, says Nassar raped her in 1992

    A woman has filed a lawsuit against Michigan State University, saying she became pregnant after she was drugged and raped by Larry Nassar when he was a medical student in 1992 but that campus police refused to investigate. The lawsuit was among dozens filed to meet a Monday deadline for...

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