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Colleges and State Laws Are Clamping Down on Fraternities
Tue, 05 Jun 2018 20:29:13 GMT
Stephen and Rae Ann Gruver in a committee room of the Louisiana House of Representatives in March behind a photo of their son, Maxwell Gruver, a Louisiana State University freshman who died in what authorities say was a hazing incident. The Gruvers spoke in support of a bill to toughen the state’s hazing laws.
In the Age of Trump, Civics Courses Make a Comeback
Thu, 07 Jun 2018 18:18:06 GMT
Mamaroneck High School students, from left, Tyler Loga, Nick McDonald and Kate Coughlin, attend a class called called Original Civic Research & Action.
Colleges Grapple With Where — or Whether — to Draw the Line on Free Speech
Tue, 05 Jun 2018 20:57:24 GMT
At Christian Colleges, a Collision of Gay Rights and Traditional Values
Wed, 06 Jun 2018 08:58:23 GMT
Maddie White, 22, from Sycamore, Ill., left, leads a prayer with Lamoine Silvers, 17, center, from Wabash, Ind., Faith Triplett, 17, second from right, from Pataskala, Ohio, and her parents, George and Jennifer Triplett, right, at the end of a tour of the Taylor University campus on April 20. White is a senior studying public health at Taylor who also volunteers as a tour guide for prospective students.
Rider Reaches Deal to Sell Westminster Choir College to Chinese Firm
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 22:17:03 GMT
Westminster Choir College in downtown Princeton has a storied history, going back more than 80 years.
What Is the SHSAT Exam? And Why Does It Matter?
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 03:24:50 GMT
A rally earlier this month to protest the city's plan to revamp admissions to the city's specialized high schools.
A.P. World History Tries to Trim Thousands of Years, and Educators Revolt
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 22:26:21 GMT
A section of the Great Wall of China outside Beijing. Teachers worry that a truncated A.P. World History exam would cut critical content like the early Chinese empires.
Stanley Cavell, Prominent Harvard Philosopher, Dies at 91
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 16:32:11 GMT
Stanley Cavell, a professor of philosophy at Harvard University for many years, explored the connections of his field to movies and plays.
For First Time, New York City Teachers Will Get Paid Parental Leave
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 21:17:48 GMT
Michael Mulgrew, president of the United Federation of Teachers, at a news conference earlier this month. On Wednesday, Mr. Mulgrew said getting paid parental leave for union members has been “a long fight.”
New York’s Elite Girls’ Schools Are Starting to Admit Transgender Students
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 18:03:38 GMT
The Brearley School announced that although “the institutional language of the school is necessarily gendered as we refer to our students as ‘girls’ or ‘young women,’” it would consider any applicant who identifies as female.
A Clarinetist’s Girlfriend Didn’t Want Him to Leave. So She Crushed His Dreams.
Sat, 16 Jun 2018 13:22:05 GMT
Eric Abramovitz wanted to study with Yehuda Gilad, whose students fill many U.S. orchestra positions. But his girlfriend intercepted a scholarship offer and turned it down.
Harvard Rated Asian-American Applicants Lower on Personality Traits, Suit Says
Sat, 16 Jun 2018 16:42:14 GMT
Johnston Gate at Harvard University. A group suing Harvard says a trove of newly released documents show that admissions officials discriminated against Asian-American applicants.
Wealth Matters: A Guiding Hand From College to Not Just a Job, but a Career
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 14:14:32 GMT
Companies like Raising the Bar, run by Sandy Golinkin, help young adults land not just any job, but one that matches their aspirations.
Douglas Bennet, Who Led NPR and Wesleyan, Dies at 79
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 23:53:52 GMT
Douglas J. Bennet in his office at Wesleyan University, where he was president for 12 years. He also held positions in the State Department and led NPR.
Cynthia Nixon’s Education Plan: Ambitious, Progressive, Expensive
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 23:35:19 GMT
Public education has been central to Cynthia Nixon’s campaign for governor of New York.
For Survivors of a 9-Hour Chinese Exam, a Door Opens to America
Sat, 16 Jun 2018 03:47:09 GMT
Family members waiting outside a school in Hangzhou, China, last week on the first day of the gaokao, the university entrance exam.
How Universities Deal With Sexual Harassment Needs Sweeping Change, Panel Says
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 22:37:32 GMT
The report cited a survey by the University of Texas system, which found that 20 percent of female science students, 25 percent of female engineering students and 40 percent of female medical students experienced sexual harassment from faculty or staff.
Drew Gilpin Faust Wins $1 Million Kluge Prize
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 10:00:08 GMT
Drew Gilpin Faust is the author of six books about the Civil War era, including “Mothers of Invention” and “This Republic of Suffering.”
15 Syracuse Students Suspended Over Fraternity Videos That Ignited Campus Protests
Mon, 11 Jun 2018 21:20:41 GMT
A frame from a video obtained by The Daily Orange, Syracuse’s student newspaper, in which members of the Theta Tau fraternity mime oral sex and use racial slurs.