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  • Angry Yale students petition to 'decolonize' the school's English department

    06/15/2016 6:42:07 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 June 2016 | Anneta Konstantinides For
    Yale University has found itself embroiled in controversy once again this year after English students complained that courses in the department were 'hostile' to students of color. Under the most fire is the Major English Poets course, a prerequisite for undergraduates in the major to study the works of at least seven major poets, all of whom are white men. An anonymous petition has demanded the department not only change the English 125/126 course, which has existed since 1920, but abolish it entirely. It also asks that the major's pre-1800/1900 requirements be changed to include literature relating to 'gender, race...
  • Harvard bans professors from having sex with undergraduates

    02/06/2015 6:38:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 5, 2015 7:01 PM EST
    Harvard University has instituted a total ban on professors having sex with undergraduate students, strengthening language it said didn’t reflect its expectations on appropriate relationships between faculty members and students. Harvard said in a statement released Thursday the change came as part of a formal review of its policy on Title IX, the federal civil rights law prohibiting sex discrimination in education. The Faculty of Arts and Sciences Committee on Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures determined the university’s language on “relationships of unequal status” was not strong enough. …
  • The terrifying debt facing students: How a degree can cost you £52,000

    04/22/2011 12:08:44 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 56 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2:21 AM on 22nd April 2011 | By Kate Loveys
    Students face a £50,000 bill for a three-year degree from next year because of increased tuition fees and the rising cost of living. Current undergraduates pay £31,373 at an elite Russell Group university, which will increase by 55 per cent to an average £48,503 in 2012. The most expensive courses – because of costly university accommodation – are those in London.
  • Sex Is Cheap

    03/01/2011 4:34:44 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 154 replies · 1+ views
    Slate ^ | Feb. 25, 2011 | Mark Regnerus
    We keep hearing that young men are failing to adapt to contemporary life. Their financial prospects are impaired—earnings for 25- to 34-year-old men have fallen by 20 percent since 1971. Their college enrollment numbers trail women's: Only 43 percent of American undergraduates today are men. Last year, women made up the majority of the work force for the first time. And yet there is one area in which men are very much in charge: premarital heterosexual relationships. [snip] What many young men wish for—access to sex without too many complications or commitments—carries the day. If women were more fully in...
  • More J-School Grads Getting Shut Out of News Jobs that Still Pay Just $30,000 (Dinosaur Media)

    08/05/2010 12:32:26 PM PDT · by GOPGuide · 42 replies
    Editor and Publisher ^ | August 04, 2010 | Mark Fitzgerald
    CHICAGO The median salary paid a new graduate of a journalism and mass communications remained at $30,000 for the fourth consecutive year, but those jobs are now scarcer than they’ve been for j-school grads since 1987. At daily newspapers, the median starting salary was $27,000, and at weeklies, new grads were paid a median salary of $25,000. That’s according to the Annual Survey of Journalism & Mass Communication Graduates conducted since 1987 by Lee D.. Becker director of the University of Georgia’s James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research at the University of Georgia. New...
  • ALGERIA: Al-Qaeda Launches Middle-Class Recruitment Drive

    02/12/2010 4:28:28 PM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies · 338+ views (AKI) ^ | February 11, 2010 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Algiers, 11 Feb. (AKI) - Al-Qaeda has launched a new campaign to recruit university students, scientists and IT specialists in Algeria. "We appeal to undergraduates, chemists, doctors and IT specialists to join our ranks," the terror network said in a statement published on jihadist websites on Thursday. "Remember the massacres that take place every day in Palestine, in Cechyna, Iraq and Afghanistan," said the statement signed by 'Abu Muslim al-Jazairi'. Al-Qaeda is seeking new bomb-makers and medics who can help treat fighters wounded in clashes with Algerian security forces, according to daily El-Nahar. Currently, 80 pecent of young people...
  • American Council on Education Higher Education Statistics

    06/12/2006 5:18:27 PM PDT · by G. Stolyarov II · 268+ views
    TheBizofKnowledge ^ | June 11, 2006 | Dr. Bill Belew
    The American Council on Education is a coordinating body for higher education. Recently it released some interesting statistics - interesting to people who care about higher education, non-profit and fopro alike. Just one in six of the undergraduates in college are the "typical" 18-year-old who lives on campus and gets a BA by cramming 4 years into five. Students who are 25 years old and up account for almost 40 percent of undergraduates. More than half of all the older students attend a community college - 29 percent are in private schools, and 12 percent attend fopros. Most of the...