Higher education Headlines

  • Historians working towards a full imperial reckoning for Britain

    Miles Larmer says that Britain’s universities and schools are at the forefront of uncovering the nation’s imperial past; Mike Pitts writes about Bristol’s positive contribution in documenting the empire; David Bradbury argues that, far from being airbrushed from history, resources for the study of British slavery are widespread; plus letters from Michael Peel and Jen Wilson Afua Hirsch’s welcome call for a British museum of empire (Britain’s colonial crimes deserve a lasting memorial. Here’s...

    the Guardian
  • Philip Hammond to target young voters with rail fare and student loan measures

    Budget will introduce discount railcard for under-30s and unveil action to prevent overpayment of student loans Philip Hammond will pitch to win over younger voters with a new offer of cheaper rail fares for the under-30s and plans to prevent graduates from overpaying student loans. The chancellor will use Wednesday’s budget to launch a new discount railcard from spring 2018 for 4.5 million people aged between 26-30, though it has not been confirmed how much the discount would be. Continue...

    the Guardian
  • What if the general says 'no' to president's nuclear order?

    It's hard to overstate how thoroughly the U.S. military has prepared for doomsday — the day America gets into a nuclear shooting war. No detail seems to have been overlooked. There's even a designated "safe escape" door at the nuclear-warfighting headquarters near Omaha, Nebraska, through...

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  • Put (in)famous names in historical context

    John Dubber says trying to erase difficult parts of history from our national consciousness could be counterproductive, while Peter McKenna makes an interesting observation about Penny Lane Michael Rosen is right that simply removing historic names from our monuments, roads, buildings and towns could miss an important opportunity (Should Liverpool University remove Gladstone’s name from its building?, 16 November). The attitudes of many historic figures fall short of modern standards and the...

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  • Freshman QB 1st start in No. 11 TCU's 27-3 win at Texas Tech

    True freshman quarterback Shawn Robinson ran for 84 yards and threw a key second-half touchdown in his first career start as No. 11 TCU won 27-3 at Texas Tech on Saturday to stay in contention for a spot in the Big 12 championship game. Robinson, who won a Texas Class 6A state high school...

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  • Student therapy dog can stay in sorority house amid dispute

    A university student's therapy dog has been allowed to stay in an Ohio sorority house until the courts sort out whether it needs to move because of another student's allergies. A federal judge's ruling issued Friday blocks Ohio State University from ordering the dog out of the Chi Omega...

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  • Pinera likely to win Chile elections, but runoff expected

    Four years after leaving office as a deeply unpopular leader, Sebastian Pinera is a strong favorite to win Sunday’s presidential election in Chile, though he’s unlikely to avoid a runoff.

    Washington Post
  • NUS to investigate sexual harassment at universities

    National Union of Students to do first survey of staff sexual misconduct and universities’ responses to complaints Sexual harassment in universities is to be investigated by the National Union of Students, which is conducting the UK’s first survey of staff sexual misconduct in higher education. Related: Sexual harassment 'at epidemic levels' in UK universities Continue reading...

    the Guardian
  • Liverpool student fights to remove Gladstone's name from building

    Legacy of William Gladstone, who was British PM four times in 19th century, is ‘racially marred’ due to slavery links, student argues A campaign has been launched to remove the name of the 19th-century prime minister William Gladstone – who defended the interests of slave owners – from a Liverpool University building. Student Alisha Raithatha launched a poll on the Liverpool Student Guild website calling on the university to use the redevelopment of the Roscoe and Gladstone halls of residence as...

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  • California university receives trove of art from collector

    Modern art rarely seen by the public will be displayed at the University of California, Irvine, after a collector donated more than 3,000 paintings and sculptures to the school.

    Washington Post
  • 3 UCLA players return to US after China shoplifting incident

    Three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting are on a plane back to Los Angeles.

    Washington Post
  • Trump hopes swift return of UCLA players detained in China

    President Donald Trump said Tuesday he's hopeful that three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting will be allowed to return home soon. Trump said he had a long conversation on the matter with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. "They're working on it right...

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  • Video recovered, 10 more charged in Penn State frat death

    Newly recovered security camera footage from inside a Penn State fraternity house showed a pledge had been given at least 18 drinks in less than 90 minutes, investigators said Monday in announcing dozens of new charges related to the pledge's death. Centre County District Attorney Stacy...

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  • Dartmouth: Harassment claims don't involve research subjects

    The president of Dartmouth College says the sexual misconduct allegations against three psychology professors do not involve anyone — including students — who participated in their research projects. The attorney general's office began a criminal investigation last month after learning...

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  • Florida State revokes frat charter after pledge death

    Pi Kappa Phi's national organization has revoked the charter of the fraternity's chapter at Florida State University after the Nov. 3 death of a pledge. CEO Mark Timmes said in a statement Friday that the only appropriate action was to close the Beta Eta chapter after determining it had...

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  • Martin hopes rejuvenated Tigers can help healing at Missouri

    For Cuonzo Martin, even as he watched from 2,000 miles away in California, the 2015 protests on the University of Missouri campus had a personal connection. Martin's parents were born in St. Louis, and he was raised just across the Mississippi River in East St. Louis, Illinois — two hours...

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  • Former long-term homeless man wins place at Cambridge University

    Lifelong reading passion leads to Hughes Hall course for Geoff Edwards, 52, who endured jobless spells and lived on streets

  • Ask Brianna: What should I do if I think I'm underpaid?

    "Ask Brianna" is a column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I'm here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans — all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your questions about postgrad life to ...

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  • University pursuing disciplinary action against student who wrote 'white fragility can kiss my ass'

    Dalhousie law professors and senators are among those voicing support for the student who is facing disciplinary action over a Facebook post that expressed her frustration with Canada 150 celebrations.