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Complainant in 'unprecedented' Walter Lewin sexual harassment case comes forward @insidehighered

insidehighered.com — Walter H. G. Lewin's debut as a massive open online course instructor was announced with some fanfare: "Afraid of physics?" a press release asked in January 2013. "Do you hate it? Walter Lewin will make you love physics whether you like it or not."
Jan 25, 2015

RT @NanetteAsimov: Campus sexual harassment can also happen online--Great piece by @CarlStraumsheim @insidehighered shar.es/1bDwHH

Jan 25, 2015

Campus sexual harassment can also happen online--Great piece by @CarlStraumsheim @insidehighered shar.es/1bDwHH via @sharethis

Jan 24, 2015

Portrait of a professor as a sexual predator: MIT grapples with allegations against a (former) star teacher: insidehighered.com/news/2015/01/2…

Jan 23, 2015

RT @carlstraumsheim: Exploring the allegations -- and legal implications -- in the @MIT MOOC sexual harassment case: bit.ly/1uCgGjZ

Jan 23, 2015

RT @sivavaid: Complainant in 'unprecedented' Walter Lewin MIT #MOOC sexual harassment case comes forward @insidehighered shar.es/1bzu0G

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Gov. Brown says 'normal' Californians can't get into Berkeley, a problem some Californians blame on Brown @insidehighered

insidehighered.com — California Governor Jerry Brown this week said the state's flagship -- the University of California at Berkeley -- has closed its doors to "normal" people. The remark, one of Brown's characteristically blunt assertions, taps into years of concern that the state's most prestigious universities are increasingly out of reach for many Californians.
Jan 25, 2015

Gov Brown says 'normal' Californians can't get into Cal (& blame @JerryBrownGov) reports @RyRivard: @insidehighered shar.es/1bDxjM

Jan 23, 2015

RT @ryrivard: UC regent: Gov. Brown's pan for higher ed: Plane full of passengers (students), not enough fuel ($$$) = crash. insidehighered.com/news/2015/01/2…

Jan 23, 2015

UC regent: Gov. Brown's pan for higher ed: Plane full of passengers (students), not enough fuel ($$$) = crash. insidehighered.com/news/2015/01/2…

Jan 23, 2015

RT @ryrivard: .@JerryBrownGov, Cal alum, says "normal" students can't get in there anymore. Why? Some blame Brown budgets. insidehighered.com/news/2015/01/2…

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ASU Is the "New American University" - It's Terrifying

insidehighered.com — In March, Johns Hopkins University Press will release Arizona State University president Michael Crow's book (co-authored with William Dabars), Designing the New American University [1] . JHUP's marketing copy tells us that: "Following a comprehensive reconceptualization spanning more than a decade, ASU has emerged as an international academic and research powerhouse that serves as the foundational prototype for the new model.
Jan 23, 2015

RT @betajames: “To me, Arizona State looks like a dystopia, rather than a model for the future.” insidehighered.com//blogs/just-vi…

Amazon Announces Self-Publishing Program for Education @insidehighered

insidehighered.com — Retail giant Amazon wants to attract more academics to self-publish their textbooks through the Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) program, and on Thursday, the company announced KDP EDU, a division of that program focused on education.

Why Is Western Michigan Ousting a Popular Dean? @insidehighered

insidehighered.com — About 200 people came to a meeting Thursday night of the board of Western Michigan University to protest the decision not to keep Alex Enyedi as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, MLive.com reported. University officials have not said why they did not renew Enyedi's contract, and have said that they don't comment on personnel matters.

2015 Survey of Chief Academic Officers @insidehighered

insidehighered.com — A majority of provosts are concerned about declining faculty civility in American higher education. And a large majority of provosts believe that civility is a legitimate criterion in hiring and evaluating faculty members.
Jan 23, 2015

RT @meotti: Provosts "anticipate further budget cuts and paying for new initiatives with reallocations, not new funds" buff.ly/15eKhDA #highered

UC Berkeley proposes a global educational hub -- in its own backyard @insidehighered

insidehighered.com — While other U.S. universities have built branch campuses abroad, the University of California at Berkeley is betting it can create a global higher education hub in its own backyard.

Study examines how overseas Chinese students respond to criticism of their country @insidehighered

insidehighered.com — A core assumption of international education is that more conversations between domestic and foreign students will result in mutual understanding and more positive, friendly feelings. But what if those conversations, when they happen, result instead in retrenchment? What if they leave a bitter taste behind? Henry Chiu Hail, a Ph.D.
Jan 24, 2015

Curious what everyone else's experience of talking abt China w overseas chinese students have been like insidehighered.com/news/2015/01/2…

Jan 23, 2015

RT @NatalieOrnell: Interesting...Study examines how overseas Chinese students respond to criticism of their country @insidehighered shar.es/1bAPlE

Jan 22, 2015

RT @jwassers: Work by @UCIrvine sociology grad student showcased in @insidehighered on political attitudes of PRC students in US bit.ly/1Jm8tBr