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Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 3:00am

The University of Dayton has unveiled a new way to encourage people to apply for aid and to visit the campus. Anyone who visits the campus, applies for admission and completes a financial aid form will get four years of free textbooks, worth up to $4,000. "We want to help parents and students understand that from the very first day, a University of Dayton education is very rewarding," said a statement from Kathy McEuen Harmon, assistant vice president and dean of admission and financial aid. "Through this initiative, we want to underscore that a University of Dayton education is affordable and we are committed to helping families in very tangible ways."

Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 3:00am

Governor Sam Brownback, a Kansas Republican, wants his state's universities to rise in the U.S. News & World Report rankings, The Topeka Capital-Journal reported. Brownback spoke on the issue Wednesday at a meeting of the Kansas Board of Regents. He said that he was open to higher admissions standards as one way to rise in the rankings.

Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 3:00am

Half of all women who have graduated from a four-year college give the higher education system excellent or good marks for the value provided by the money spent by students and their families. But only 37 percent of male graduates agree. Those results come from a nationwide survey by the Pew Research Center. The study also found that women are more likely than men to say that their education helped them, both personally and intellectually.

Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 3:00am

In today’s Academic Minute, Cheryl Paradis of Marymount Manhattan College explains her efforts to understand the inner workings of the criminal mind. Find out more about the Academic Minute here.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 3:00am

A convicted felon serving a 20-year sentence for securities fraud and money laundering has, in 100 hours of interviews with Yahoo Sports, laid out allegations of massive violations of National Collegiate Athletic Association rules in the sports program at the University of Miami. An 11-month investigation by the news site includes charges by Nevin Shapiro (and backed by others) that the former Miami booster gave many thousands of dollars in cash and other gifts to dozens of athletes, improperly recruited players to the university, and illegally paid Miami coaches, too. According to Yahoo Sports, Shapiro has shared many of the allegations (and evidence) with federal prosecutors and the NCAA. Miami officials told the website that they took the charges seriously.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 3:00am

Professors at West Virginia State University voted Tuesday, 67 to 15, that they have no confidence in President Hazo Carter, The Charleston Daily Mail reported. Carter has been president since 1987. Faculty members cited a lack of leadership, of responsiveness, and of good financial plans as reasons for their vote. The university hired a fund-raising consultant last year to plan for a campaign to raise $25.5 million, but learned that many would-be donors had major criticisms of the university and were not willing to donate large sums. In an interview with the Daily Mail, Carter said that the frustrations grew out of his long tenure as president. "What happens is that when a person is in one place for a long time, the longer you're someplace, the more often you have an opportunity to make decisions that some people don't like," he said. "Of course, that's fine, because that's what management is all about."

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 3:00am

James Hupp has resigned as dean of a new dental school at East Carolina University, but will remain on the faculty, after a state audit criticized his travel expenses, The News & Observer of Raleigh, N.C., reported. The audit questioned "extensive" travel by administrators as the dental school -- which is about to start classes -- was created. In the United States, officials traveled to Kiawah Island, S.C., and Destin, Fla. There were also international trips to Germany and Switzerland.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 3:00am

In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Connecticut's Nicholas Leadbeater discusses the chemical process used to remove caffeine from coffee, and where all that caffeine ends up. Find out more about the Academic Minute here.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 3:00am

Officials in Sri Lanka are offering land and tax breaks to recruit about 10 foreign universities to set up campuses there, The Asian Tribune reported. Officials expect campuses to be set up by a Thai university, Asian Institute of Technology, an Indian university, Manipal University, and others.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 3:00am

  • 2011 Fall Seminar, ACUTA: The Association for Information Communications Technology Professionals in Higher Education, Oct. 9-12, Boston.
  • 2011 Annual Conference: Innovation in Technical Education, ABET, Oct. 26-28, Baltimore.
  • CCAS 46th Annual Meeting, Council of Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Nov. 2-5, Montreal, Quebec.
  • 17th Annual International Conference: Online Learning, Teaching, and Research in the New Media Ecology, Sloan Consortium, Nov. 9-11, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
  • 2011 Annual Meeting, Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, Nov. 13-15, San Francisco.
  • Kuali Days 2011: Empowering the Community, Kuali Foundation, Nov. 14-16, Indianapolis.
  • These meetings, conferences, seminars and other events will be held in the coming weeks in and around higher education. They are among the many such that appear in our calendar on The Lists on Inside Higher Ed, which also includes a comprehensive catalog of job changes in higher education. This listing will appear as a regular feature in this space.

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