Student life

Penn administrator, after claiming Ph.D. he didn't have, loses job

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A University of Pennsylvania student affairs administrator loses his job over false claim he had a Ph.D.

Young Republican voters flock to Ted Cruz and Donald Trump

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While Bernie Sanders, as expected, captured the younger Democratic electorate, such voters were also key for Ted Cruz on the Republican side. Donald Trump has built a student base as well.

Thomas Jefferson is next target of students who question honors for figures who were racists

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At University of Missouri and William & Mary, some place notes on statues honoring the author of Declaration of Independence, calling him a rapist and a racist.

What should educators make of spray-painting campus statues and symbols of the old South?

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Some people aren't waiting patiently for colleges to rename buildings or remove statues of racist figures of the Southern past. Is spray paint the appropriate tool? Some experts predict a rise in "historical guerrilla warfare."

What kind of resources do colleges provide to students with complaints?

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Fed up with slow administration responses, students have taken complaints to the press and social media -- to the frustration of their institutions. What other options do students have before they go public?

U of Minnesota responds to student complaint about posters

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Should U of Minnesota have investigated and questioned the judgment of professors whose poster promoting a panel discussion on the Charlie Hebdo murders offended Muslim students?

Senator McCaskill and others renew push on campus sex assault, make changes to bill

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Renewing their push to combat campus sexual assault, a bipartisan group of 10 senators outlined modest revisions to their legislation aimed at holding colleges more accountable.

Study finds big gaps between student and employer perceptions

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Survey finds that college students think they are being well-prepared with the skills and qualities needed for careers. Employers are dubious.

Bates College administrators squash popular Halloween-time party

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As Bates College aims to combat excessive drinking, administrators anger students by unilaterally canceling a popular drinking event held until now every Halloween season.

Sewanee puts faculty back in charge of freshman advising

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It's hard to offer meaningful advising to new students before they arrive on campus. But Sewanee says it can be done, with professors making key decisions.

 

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