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Ohio Bill Requires Higher Ed Faculty to Teach "Both Sides" of Climate Change

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

An Ohio higher education bill currently making its way through the state legislature could prohibit Ohio higher education instructors from teaching climate science without also including false or misleading counterpoints, Ohio Capital Journal reported. Sen. Jerry C. Cirino SB 83 , the Higher Education Enhancement Act, sponsored by State Senator Jerry Cirino aims to label classroom speech on certain topics – including climate change, abortion, immigration, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE

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A legal blow to Internet Archive, controlled digital lending

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Image: On Friday, a federal judge in New York ruled that the Internet Archive violated U.S. copyright law when it digitized countless physical books from four major book publishers and offered them online. The highly anticipated verdict concerning the nonprofit’s behemoth online lending operation —3.6 million books protected by copyrights, including 33,000 of the publishers’ titles—was swift, landing days after the March 20 hearing.

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UC Riverside School of Medicine Accepts Inaugural Class of California Medicine Scholars

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The UC Riverside (UCR) School of Medicine has accepted its first class of California Medicine Scholars. This spring, these community college students from inland Southern California will receive academic support as they pursue medical education. The 37 students are part of the new state-funded California Medicine Scholars Program (CMSP), which seeks to diversify the field of primary care and address health workforce shortages.

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Postdocs need to reach out to talk with and support each other (opinion)

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Category: Carpe Careers The impulse to reach out and talk to another human being is what will help you the most right now—and also in the future, writes Briana Mohan. Job Tags: Research staff / postdocs Editorial Tags: Career Advice Postdocs Show on Jobs site: Image Source: calvindexter/digitalvision vectors/getty images Image Size: Thumbnail-horizontal Is this diversity newsletter?

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Rider University Partners with School District for Teacher Pathway Program for Support Staff

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Rider University is partnering with the West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District in New Jersey for a program that helps school district support staff become teachers amid a national shortage. The Pathways to Teaching program will give eligible West Windsor-Plainsboro Service Association (WWPSA) employees tuition assistance to complete a bachelor’s degree and/or a teaching certificate.

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Connecticut College president resigns under pressure

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Image: Connecticut College president Katherine Bergeron is stepping down in the wake of student protests and widespread calls for her resignation over missteps on diversity, equity and inclusion. Bergeron made the announcement Friday morning, writing in a statement that she would formally step down “at the end of the current semester.” Students, faculty and staff have been calling for Bergeron’s ouster for weeks; students occupied the administrative building last month after Ro

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Anti-Apartheid Advocate and Human Rights Activist Randall Robinson Dies at 81

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Renowned human rights activist and civil rights lawyer Randall Robinson died Mar. 24 at age 81. Robinson died of aspiration pneumonia, NPR reported. Known for his advocacy against apartheid and for Haitian democracy and reparations for Black Americans, Robinson was a fierce supporter of higher education. (Left to right) Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass; Coretta Scott King; Randall Robinson Born 1941 in Richmond, Va., Robinson was one of the leaders of the anti-apartheid Free South Africa Movement.

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New York State Funds $4 Million CUNY Student Internship Program

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

New York state is funding a $4 million internship program to give City University of New York (CUNY) students work experience and $20 an hour at no cost to employers, including small businesses, tech startups, non-profits, corporations, and government agencies. Gov. Kathy Hochul The program, Spring Forward, has 10-week internships that started in February.

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Students are likely to rule out your school based on state politics

University Business

With every passing day, it seems like our politicians and leaders are drawing deeper allegiances to their party. Now, it looks like students are, too. A new report uncovered that one out of four college-eligible students are crossing off schools they were previously considering based on its state’s political climate. Art and Science Group LLC’s publication studentPOLL interviewed 1,865 domestic high school seniors, 778 of which intend on joining a four-year postsecondary institution.

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GWU to Replace "Colonials" Nickname from Athletics Teams Amid Student Pressure

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

George Washington University will replace the nickname of its athletic teams, removing “Colonials” after years of pressure from students, the New York Times reported. Student critics said the current nickname had connotations of violence toward Native Americans and other colonized people. Potential replacements have been narrowed down to four options: “Ambassadors,” “Blue Fog,” “Revolutionaries” and “Sentinels.

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How two wellness providers are broadening the menu of mental health care services for students

University Business

Third-party teletherapy solutions have been some of the most attractive options for colleges struggling to meet student counseling demands amid reportedly declining rates of campus mental health. As effective as these services may be, Mantra Health and TimelyCare—formerly TimelyMD—have taken time to recalibrate their philosophy to attend to students at all levels of their mental health journey rather than just addressing them in the counseling room.

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Dashboard tracks student success programs in Texas

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Image: Student success programming in Texas is now one step easier to identify, thanks to a new resource database. The Texas Student Success Program Inventory (TX SSPI) features 244 student success programs from 74 public institutions in Texas, including program details, eligibility criteria, funding sources and outcomes. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board contracted with Ithaka S+R to collect information regarding student success programs and initiatives and organize it into a usable

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Third Way Studies American Higher Education Outcomes in 2023

Higher Education Today

Title: The State of American Higher Education Outcomes in 2023 Authors: Michael Itzkowitz, Kylie Murdock, Michelle Dimino, Emmi Navarro Source: Third Way Third Way has released an update to its 2019 report examining institutional outcomes on completion, post-enrollment earnings, and student loan repayment. The organization regularly examines these key areas to better determine and map a.

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Center students in the diversity statement debate (opinion)

Confessions of a Community College Dean

These days it is becoming more common for academic institutions to request diversity statements with job application materials. Today’s college students are demographically, ideologically, neurologically and culturally diverse, and diversity statements are seen as a way to recruit faculty and staff who will serve these students well. However, diversity statements have come under fire in recent years.

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Together Through Accessibility

Biola

What do you think of when you hear accessibility? Do you think of special parking spots? Braille signs and guide dogs? Do you think of disabilities, a friend or family member — or yourself?

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National Trends in Undergraduate Degree Completions

Higher Education Today

Title: Undergraduate Degree Earners, Academic Year 2021-2022 Authors: Aaron Pevitz, Mikyung Ryu, and Doug Shapiro Source: National Student Clearinghouse The National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) has released a report on undergraduate graduation trends for the 2021-2022 academic year highlighting differences in undergraduate degree completions by student age and institution type.

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Rates for Low-Income Students Up More Than for High Income

Confessions of a Community College Dean

At nearly 700 colleges and universities and colleges, the rates paid by low-income students increased by larger percentages than the prices paid by their highest-income ones, according to federal data analyzed by the Hechinger Report and published in USA Today. The study is based on what students actually paid, not tuition rates. The net price for the lowest-income students at Connecticut College rose 235 percent in the last decade, compared to 9 percent for the highest-income students.

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An Anchor in the Wind: Proctor's Purpose

Proctor Academy

During an address to the Board of Trustees on October 9, 1971 in Holland Auditorium second year Head of School David Fowler stated, “Proctor has always been more interested in people and their potential than in test scores. We will continue this policy. What we are trying to make clearer is our personality as a school. Every student must understand what we stand for, who we are, and why we are doing what we are doing.

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Middlebury Sued Over Changing Name of Chapel

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Middlebury College is being sued for changing the name of its chapel. The name was changed from Mead Memorial Chapel to Middlebury Chapel, WCAX News reported. The original name honored Vermont governor John Mead, who served from 1910 to 1912 and paid to construct the meeting house and place of worship at his alma mater in 1914. But in September 2021, Middlebury leadership stripped the chapel of its sign “because of Governor John A.

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Big oil on campus: how US universities are ‘colonized’ by the fossil fuel industry

The Guardian Higher Education

Students at Princeton describe unease that Exxon employee had an office on campus, while dozens of universities have big oil links The lecturer looked, and sounded, the part. Sporting a pale blue shirt and Princeton University ID badge, he had his own office on campus, a short stroll from the room where several dozen students were gathered to hear him confidently talk about the challenges in moving away from fossil fuels.

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University of Missouri Abandons Diversity Statements

Confessions of a Community College Dean

The University of Missouri system is scrapping the use of diversity statements, as the Legislature is considering legislation that would do the same thing, The Kansas City Star reported. Instead of using diversity, equity and inclusion statements, university leaders will now send a “values commitment” to job applicants, said an email from Mun Choi, the system president.

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BBC accused of ‘hiding’ Oxbridge bias on University Challenge in deepening elitism row

The Guardian Higher Education

Corporation rejects freedom of information request from campaigner who claims show is ‘rigged’ The BBC has been accused of “hiding” the extent of its Oxbridge bias on University Challenge in a deepening row about alleged elitism on the show. The Guardian revealed that Frank Coffield, a Durham-based emeritus professor of education at University College London, is campaigning for fairer entry rules for the show for what he says is a rigged contest.

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Notes from a Community College Humanities Conference

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Blog: Confessions of a Community College Dean I lost track of the number of times on Friday I heard someone use the word “refreshing.” The context was the “Bringing Community Back to Community Colleges” conference held at Bergen Community College last week. The conference was co-sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities and the NJ Council of County Colleges, and it included over 100 people from around the state.

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Graduate Student Appreciation Week

CAPD

April 3 – 9th is Graduate Student Appreciation Week! This graduate-student-centric week will include raffles, paint nights, free chair massages, and more wellness-related programming! View the Graduate Student Appreciation Week events on the OGE website here. 2023 schedule: Monday-Friday, April 3-7 Free coffee or tea at Area Four (M-F, 11:30am until 10pm) 500 Technology Square, Cambridge Saunter over to Area Four ( 500 Technology Sq #416 in Cambridge ) any day Monday through Friday and pre

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President Sued for Canceling Drag Show

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Walter Wendler, the president of West Texas A&M University, was sued Friday for canceling a drag show on campus. He was sued by Spectrum WT and two of its student leaders. They were represented by the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression. “College presidents can’t silence students simply because they disagree with their expression,” said a FIRE lawyer, Adam Steinbaugh.

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Grad Student Appreciation Week: Speedy Nutrition for Grad Students on the Go 

CAPD

Tuesday, April 4, 2023 11am – 1pm E19-202 Learn more: [link] Are you busy? Are you hungry? Are you looking for ways to build a little more nutrition and healthy eating into your day? CAPD’s Graduate Student Career Advising and Professional Development team has you covered. In celebration of Graduate Student Appreciation Week, we have partnered with Clover Food Lab to cook up a healthy food pop-up with some tempting and delicious giveaways and prizes.

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6 Students at Western Illinois Are Shot

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Six Western Illinois University students were shot at an off-campus party early Saturday. Others were shot as well, and one person, not a Western Illinois student, was killed. According to the Macomb Police Department , the incident is still being investigated. Western Illinois canceled athletic events for the weekend but no other events. Ad keywords: administrators studentaffairs Is this diversity newsletter?

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Tuition hikes at some SUNY campuses could reach 9% under Gov. Hochul proposal

University Business

Tuition hikes at several of the most competitive State University of New York campuses could grow by 9% each year, thanks to a loophole in Gov. Kathy Hochul’s plan to fund public higher education. Language in the executive budget bills authorizes raising in-state tuition by an “additional” 6% at four campuses starting this fall, on top of the widely reported 3% bumps students could face under the proposal.

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Temple Board to Become More Involved in Oversight

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Temple University’s Board of Trustees will become more involved in university oversight because of what the board chair called an “unprecedented confluence of serious challenges,” The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. Mitchell Morgan, the board chair, said the board formed a special committee on March 13, with the support of President Jason Wingard, to apply “more rigorous attention to urgent matters,” specifically campus safety, enrollment and “university engag

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West Texas A&M University student group files lawsuit against WT, Texas A&M University System officials over drag show cancellation

University Business

According to court documents filed on Friday in the US District Court Northern District of Texas Amarillo Division, Spectrum WT and student leaders Barrett Bright and Lauren Stovall filed a lawsuit against West Texas A&M University President Walter Wendler, Christopher Thomas, the vice president for student affairs at the university, Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp and the members of the Texas A&M University System’s Board of Regents.

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5 Colleges in Louisiana Have Cybersecurity Breach

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Five colleges and universities in Louisiana lack their regular computer systems, which are not operating, NOLA.com reported. The five include the University of New Orleans, which first announced a campuswide internet shutdown amid potential threats to its cybersecurity system. On Friday, the university announced that it and four other colleges—Nunez Community College, River Parishes Community College, Southern University at Shreveport and LSU Agricultural Center—would be working &ldq

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Raising the Standards of Business Education: The Contributions of the IACBE Accreditation

Creatrix Campus

Raising the Standards of Business Education: The Contributions of the IACBE Accreditation editor Mon, 03/27/2023 - 06:13 Accreditation Management Header Menu White 1NoneFooter base 1Blog Style 1Right Mary Clotilda SuvinOff Introduction The International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) is, without a doubt, the specialized accrediting agency that focuses on business programs in colleges and universities worldwide.

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Non-Traditional Learning

Teaching Matters Academic Communities

In this extra post, Liz Lovejoy defines non-traditional learning and illustrates how crucial it is for the University to support such learning in order to cater to the diverse journey of learners within the University community and beyond. Liz is the Registrar for the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

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Optics: The Future of Computation and Medicine

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Light can be a useful and non-invasive tool in medicine. In today’s Academic Minute, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Moussa N’Gom explains how. N’Gom is an assistant professor in the department of physics, applied physics and astronomy at RPI. A transcript of this podcast can be found here. Section: Academic Minute File: 03-27-23 RPI - Optics - The Future of Computation and Medicine.

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Arab American Women Who’ve Helped Shape American Culture, Politics, and Economy

Paradigm IQ

Arab American Heritage Month, observed in April, was only Arab American Women Who’ve Helped Shape American Culture, Politics, and Economy

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The big idea: how can England’s universities survive?

The Guardian Higher Education

The government’s laissez-faire approach has imperilled the whole system. It’s time for a radical rethink If you listened to ministers, you’d think that there’s a crisis of “wokeness” on campus. Every young person is apparently simultaneously an overvulnerable snowflake terrified of opinions and a yowling fighter in the culture wars. But although there might well be a problem with the diversity and range of ideas in the academy, choosing to focus on it amounts to pointing at a fire in a wastepape

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Washington may be about to take a giant step backward in closing the digital divide - Blair Levin, Brookings

Ray Schroeder

The North Star of communications policy should be to make services faster, better, and cheaper for all. Yet, next year, about 50 million Americans could find that their access to the core communications service of our time—broadband—has become slower, worse, and more expensive, with many even likely to be disconnected. That shift would constitute the biggest step any country has ever taken to widen, rather than close, its digital divide.

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