Higher education Headlines

  • Albania: University students spurn talks with prime minister

    The prime minister of Albania has failed to convince protesting public university students to sit down to talk about their demands

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  • Columbia, its hospitals sued over doctor's sexual abuse

    Seventeen women are accusing Columbia University and the NewYork-Presbyterian hospital system of enabling a sexually abusive doctor over roughly 20 years of practice, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesdayin New York Supreme Court. The doctor, Robert Hadden, pleaded guilty in 2016 to criminal sex act in the third degree and forcible touching, surrendering his medical license, according to court documents. He received no jail time. Hadden is also named as a defendant in Tuesday's suit. Columbia...

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  • Trump administration stymies release of salary, loan data from certain colleges

    The Education Department will not release the student debt and earnings information of certain schools and programs.

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  • Angela Merkel named commencement speaker at Harvard

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been chosen to give Harvard University's commencement speech May 30. Harvard officials announced the selection Friday, calling Merkel "one of the world's most influential leaders" since she was elected her country's first female chancellor in 2005.

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  • Study that took aim at 'Joy of Cooking' is retracted

    More work by a prominent food researcher, including a study that took aim at the "Joy of Cooking," has been retracted because of problems with the data. The Annals of Internal Medicine retracted a study that said the book's recipes changed with updated editions to include more...

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  • These College Guys Are Trying to Ban Porn on Campus

    The College Guys Trying to Ban Porn on Campus... (First column, 11th story, link) Advertise here

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  • Albanian students demand cut in tuition fees

    Thousands of students of Albanian public universities are protesting to demand lower annual tuition fees

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  • Equality watchdog launches inquiry into racial harassment at universities

    EHRC move follows a string of high-profile racial incidents on UK campuses Britain’s equality watchdog has launched an inquiry into racial harassment at universities amid mounting evidence of students and staff from minority groups facing abuse. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) said on Tuesday it was aware of claims from some student groups that universities were “brushing incidents under the carpet unless they go viral on social media”. Continue reading...

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  • Soros-backed university in Hungary moves programs to Vienna

    Central European University said Monday it will move its U.S.-accredited degree programs from the Hungarian capital of Budapest to Vienna next September, as Hungary's government is refusing to sign an agreement allowing it to stay. CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff said Monday that...

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  • UNC proposes new $5.3M building to house Confederate statue

    Administrators at the University of North Carolina are proposing a new $5.3 million building to safely house a controversial Confederate monument that was toppled by protesters in August. UNC Chancellor Carol Folt said that experts concluded that the rifle-carrying statue, known as "Silent Sam," could not be returned to its previous home on campus because of public safety concerns. However, the statue also cannot legally be moved to a museum, mausoleum or cemetery because of a state law that...

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  • 48 US college students awarded scholarships to study in UK

    Forty-eight U.S. students have been awarded the 2019 Marshall Scholarship, the largest class of scholars in the program's 65-year history. The U.K. government mainly funds the scholarships and announced them Monday. Recipients come from across the U.S., and next year's group includes more...

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  • 'Dark day for freedom': Soros-affiliated university quits Hungary

    Central European University is first major university to be pushed out of an EU country Central European University has announced it will leave Budapest for Vienna next year after a protracted legal and rhetorical battle with the Hungarian government, in what is the first case of a major university being pushed out of an EU country. The university, which teaches in English and is regarded as one of the best in the region, has been in the crosshairs of the government of Hungary’s far-right prime...

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  • UNC grapples with the fate of 'Silent Sam' Confederate monument

    Until it was toppled by protesters in August, "Silent Sam" stood for more than a century on a pedestal at an entrance to the University of North Carolina campus in Chapel Hill. Opponents of the bronze statue of an anonymous, rifle-toting Confederate soldier hoped its fall would hasten a fate similar to other Confederate monuments across the country: permanent banishment. Yet Silent Sam stands a chance at revival. The university's chancellor and Board of Trustees will decide the statue's fate...

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  • Could anyone have stopped gene-edited babies experiment?

    Scientific consensus and regulations in much of the world prohibit making genetic changes that could be passed to future generations. But nothing stopped the Chinese researcher from helping to make the world’s first gene-edited babies.

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  • Could anyone have stopped gene-edited babies work?

    Scientific consensus and regulations in much of the world prohibit making genetic changes that could be passed to future generations. But nothing stopped the Chinese researcher from helping to make the world’s first gene-edited babies.

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  • Do we need to hide who we are to speak freely in the era of identity politics?

    Three academics are launching a new journal in which arguments can be made anonymously. But is separating ideas from their authors the best way forward? Jeff McMahan is a professor of moral philosophy at Oxford University. He’s a snowy-haired American, originally from South Carolina, and he works in a large, dark oak-panelled, and not very warm study in Corpus Christi college. It’s a room with an illustrious past. A little over 400 years ago, the committee that translated the Bible from Hebrew...

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  • Search for male contraceptive pill gets $1m cash injection

    Dundee University researchers receive funding boost from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Researchers at a Scottish university hope to make a breakthrough in the long hunt for a male pill, thanks to a grant of more than $900,000 that will allow them to screen thousands of existing drugs to see if they could work. Related: Male pill could be on horizon as trials yield positive results Continue reading...

    the Guardian
  • 3 ways to get other people to pay off your student loans

    You don't have to rely just on your paycheck to pay your student loans. Volunteering, apps and even some jobs could help you lower your debt.

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