Engineering

Some Old Fusion for NYU?

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New York University and Polytechnic University, in Brooklyn, are restarting talks over a possible merger -- and a potential reunion.

Mississippi State in the Silicon Valley

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Starkville is a long way from San Jose, but ambitions of two universities are being combined. Many praise creativity of the approach, but some fear impact on California's master plan.

A Campaign of Many Grievances

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Engineering faculty at Washington University in St. Louis submit petition to oust their dean, but it lists no specific issues. Beyond the signatures are a multitude of reasons....

A Merger on Whose Terms?

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As Polytechnic board prepares for university to be absorbed by NYU, some trustees see lack of due diligence, squelching of faculty views, and conflicts of interest.

'Stumbling Blocks' to a Saudi Collaboration

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When American colleges propose forging collaborations or building campuses in places like Abu Dhabi or Dubai, questions about human rights and whether gender, religion or sexuality could limit access or opportunities are never far behind. In most cases (though not all), colleges succeed in largely quelling those concerns when it comes to operating in the United Arab Emirates.

But what about in Saudi Arabia?

A Plan to Send Engineering Students Abroad

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will become one of the few science-centric institutions to expect study-abroad experience from all its students.

No Worker Left Behind

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Largest industrial trade association endorses a set of stackable work skills credentials, hoping to prod companies to require them and community colleges to teach them.

The Engineering Dropout Myth

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Two studies suggest that for the discipline overall, and female students in particular, the challenge is recruitment, not retention.

Window on College's Troubled Soul

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Habib Sadid has made himself an easy target. For many of his 22 years at Idaho State University, the professor of civil engineering has poked and prodded administrators. He’s run to the newspapers when he thought no one else would listen, espousing claims of rampant “corruption” within the university. In frenzied e-mails, he lambastes his dean as an ineffectual "liar." He’s even filed a lawsuit, alleging retaliation for his years in the loyal opposition.

Role Models and Stereotypes

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Study both backs up and challenges conventional wisdom about whether presence of female faculty members influences female students' choice of major.

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