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UCLA grad students stage sit-in during a class to protest what they see as racially hostile climate @insidehighered — The University of California at Los Angeles has come under fire multiple times this fall for the state of race relations there. First, concern over the treatment of minority professors prompted a sobering report detailing instances of race-based discrimination against faculty members.

One college distances itself from Bill Cosby; others stick with him @insidehighered — At least one college is distancing itself from Bill Cosby, the once-family-friendly comedian who has been accused of sexual assault by more than a dozen women. Cosby's involvement in higher education is extensive. He has been among the most prominent and generous donors to historically black colleges, especially with a $20 million donation to Spelman College.
Nov 21, 2014

Sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby have led one college to distance itself, but others are sticking by him

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Journal Accepts Profanity-Laden Joke Paper @insidehighered — The paper was written in 2005 and never meant for publication. But it appears "Get Me Off Your Fucking Mailing List" has found a potential spot in the International Journal of Advanced Computer Technology.

Higher Education Blogs | Blog U — College of Western Idaho (CWI) is a comprehensive community college providing higher education programs to residents of Western Idaho. We offer a...
Nov 21, 2014

RT @rkelchen: I agree w/@deandad--CoCo getting bought by loan collection agency ECMC seems odd. Keep an eye on it.

Campus police praised for actions against gunman who struck 'very heart of campus' @insidehighered — How could this happen in a library? That was the question many students and alumni were asking Thursday after a gunman opened fire outside Florida State University's Strozier Library, injuring three people before being shot and killed by police. Any campus shooting is a tragedy, but many at the university seemed particularly shaken because of where this one took place.
Nov 21, 2014

When a gunman opened fire in Florida State University's Strozier Library, he attacked "the very heart of campus."

CoCo Goes Pro Bono? — When The Dog is resting on her pillow, and she hears an unusual noise, one ear will pop up. She'll stay down, but the one ear will be at attention. We call it "shark ear." When the shark ear is up, we know something weird is happening.
Nov 21, 2014

@deandad tries to make sense of motivation behind the ECMC/Corinthian deal. He's not alone in being puzzled -…

NSSE 2014 finds size, selectivity make little difference in student engagement @insidehighered — Findings released Thursday from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) suggest that the average student experience can vary widely from one college to another, even when the institutions are similar in size and selectivity. Other NSSE 2014 Findings About 20 percent of first-year students and about one-third of seniors said social media "substantially" distracted them from coursework.
Nov 20, 2014

RT @IHEstudents: New #NSSE results question link between selectivity or size of an institution and student engagement

Essay on the importance of transfer students to increasing the college completion rate @insidehighered — There is a large group of students - often overlooked - whose completion of college we need to better track and encourage: transfer students. We need to do a better job of collecting and following transfer students' data and of instituting policies that help them to graduate, such as ensuring that their credits transfer.
Nov 20, 2014

On transfer students, data, and adjusted priorities (Alexandra W. Logue via @InsideHigherEd) #MustReads