Berkeley Fires Women's Swim Coach for Bullying and Bias
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by Scott Jaschik
18h ago
The University of California, Berkeley, fired Teri McKeever, its women's swimming coach on Tuesday, the Southern California News Group reported. The university, which interviewed 147 people and reviewed 1,700 documents, found  “by a preponderance of the evidence that Coach McKeever discriminated against certain student-athletes, in certain instances, on the basis of race, national origin and disability." The coach also engaged in bullying, a report said. McKeever is the most successful and famous female coach in swimming history. Cal Athletic Director Jim Knowlton on Tuesday released an ..read more
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Temple Grad Students Start Strike
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by Ryan Quinn
23h ago
Temple University graduate students began striking Tuesday for the first time in that union’s history, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. Bethany Kosmicki, a member of the Temple University Graduate Students’ Association’s negotiating team, said in a news release that “Temple’s administration has repeatedly ignored our demands, refusing us fair pay, affordable dependent health care and increased parental leave.” She said teaching and research assistants are “a core function of the university, teaching essential courses and conducting world class research. We deserve a contract that reflects ..read more
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Colleges Can Boost Housing in Washington Region, Report Says
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by Jaime Adame
23h ago
Colleges and universities can commit their land or endowment funds to kick-start local affordable-housing efforts, according to a report released today by the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area. Students and employees of colleges in the Washington, D.C., region are part of an increasing percentage of the population facing “unsustainable rent burdens,” the report states. “The problem of housing affordability has grown to a point where institutions that anchor the well-being of communities have to be part of the solution, even if they have not traditionally played a ..read more
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Reforms Urged on Education Dept. Admissions Data Collection
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by Scott Jaschik
23h ago
A coalition of progressive education groups is today sending a letter to the Education Department asking it to collect and publicize: Data on applications and admits, disaggregated by race and ethnicity. (It currently disaggregates those data by gender. It only disaggregates enrollments by race/ethnicity.) Data on legacy applicants, admits and enrollments, disaggregated by race/ethnicity and by low-income status on enrollments. Data on early-decision and early-action applicants, admits and enrollments, disaggregated by race/ethnicity. The letter was organized by Education Reform Now. Ad k ..read more
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Community colleges' positive, pervasive digital leap
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by Susan D'Agostino
23h ago
Image:  Against the backdrop of headlines blaring news about declining community college enrollments, one bright spot has emerged: community college students, faculty and administrators are broadly aligned in their enthusiasm for the digital transformation that has occurred at their institutions since the start of the pandemic. That’s the broad finding of a report, “The Digital Transformation of the Community College,” published today by Bay View Analytics. First, the (bad) backdrop: between 2012 and 2019, community college enrollments declined by approximately 12 percent. The pa ..read more
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Man Who Threatened UCLA Is Found Unfit for Trial
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by Scott Jaschik
23h ago
A former postdoc at the University of California, Los Angeles, who was charged last year with sending an 803-page manifesto in which he threatened a mass shooting at UCLA as well as killing individual faculty members has been found by a judge to not be capable of standing trial, the Los Angeles Times reported. Matthew Harris is “presently suffering from a mental disease or defect rendering him incompetent to proceed,” wrote the judge. The judge ordered that Harris be hospitalized. The judge also requested updates on his condition and whether he might be well enough in the future to stand tria ..read more
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What Does Pornography Tell Us? Academic Minute
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by Doug Lederman
23h ago
Today on the Academic Minute: Kathleen Lubey, professor of English at St. John’s University, in New York, takes a historical look at how pornography and its messaging have changed. Learn more about the Academic Minute here. Is this diversity newsletter?:  Hide by line?:  Disable left side advertisement?:  Is this Career Advice newsletter?:  Trending:  Live Updates:  liveupdates0 ..read more
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Promises and Pitfalls of ChatGPT
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by Sharon Aschaiek
23h ago
Blog:  Call to Action: Marketing and Communications in Higher Education Can artificial intelligence technology help you research content ideas? Yes. Develop copy for a news release or marketing email? Probably. How about a blog post on a complex research breakthrough, a compelling profile of a donor or engaging stories about successful alumni? Unlikely. These are questions higher education marketers and communicators are no doubt contemplating in the wake of ChatGPT, an AI tool that went viral after American firm OpenAI launched it in November. Available online as a free prototype, thi ..read more
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Helping students see humor in literary works (opinion)
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by Douglas King
23h ago
We should help students in our literature classes to transcend the too-common notion that “the film was funny but the book was not,” writes Douglas King. Job Tags:  FACULTY JOBS Ad keywords:  faculty teachinglearning Section:  Teaching and Learning Editorial Tags:  Career Advice Teaching Today Show on Jobs site:  Image Source:  shahfarshid/istock/getty images plus Image Size:  Thumbnail-horizontal Is this diversity newsletter?:  Is this Career Advice newsletter?:  Disable left side advertisement?:  Trending:  Live Update ..read more
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What Does Pornography Tell Us?
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by Doug Lederman
23h ago
What does pornography tell us? In today’s Academic Minute, St. John’s University’s Kathleen Lubey examines this from a historical standpoint. Lubey is a professor of English at St. John’s, in New York, and author of What Pornography Knows: Sex and Social Protest Since the Eighteenth Century (Stanford University Press, 2022). A transcript of this podcast can be found here. Section:  Academic Minute File:  02-01-23 St. John's - What Does Pornography Tell Us.mp3 Event's date:  Tuesday, January 31, 2023 - 3:00pm Insider only:  ..read more
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