Higher Education News From Around The Web

Here are the latest stories from higher education blogs around the web:
 

Vigil at Department of Education seeks to support victims of sexual assault on campus and protest changes to federal Title IX policies by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. (Read more...)
Fri, Oct 20, 2017
Source: Inside Higher Ed News

 

In his new book, George Anders makes the case -- in part with data often used against the liberal arts -- for what he calls the “surprising power” of such an education. (Read more...)
Fri, Oct 20, 2017
Source: Inside Higher Ed News

 

U.S. trade commission accuses Victory Media of letting colleges pay for inclusion in “matchmaker” tool, materials targeting military service members. (Read more...)
Fri, Oct 20, 2017
Source: Inside Higher Ed News

 

Penn grad student says she's under fire on campus and off for using a teaching technique that involves specifically calling on students from underrepresented groups. (Read more...)
Fri, Oct 20, 2017
Source: Inside Higher Ed News

 

Amid protests outside and shouting indoors, white supremacist Richard Spencer gave his talk at the University of Florida. (Read more...)
Fri, Oct 20, 2017
Source: Inside Higher Ed News

 

SeeAn impossible situation': Cal Athletics gets $20M bailout from chancellor's officememorial_anaisabeldiaz_staff-copy:http://www.dailycal.org/2017/10/19/impossible-situation-cal-athletics-gets-20m-bailout-chancellors-office/...Title IX and 30 programs likely scapegoating, but how much of $it$ goes to Memorial stadium retrofit etc.? And how much is allotted to each athletic program in the list of 30+?___Napolitano writes: "University of California and State Leaders Work to Enhance Public University Support for Survivors of Domestic Violence"https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/university-of-california-and-state-leaders-work-to_us_59e79ef3e4b0432b8c11ec18The President of the UC Regents covered in:An Unexpected Ally for Betsy DeVos on Campus Sexual Assaulthttps://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2017/10/a-unexpected-ally-for-betsy-devos-on-campus-sexual-assault/543459/, more like that here and hereUC--A Pubic University System in a state of this:Female lawmakers, staffers and lobbyists speak out on 'pervasive' harassment in (Read more...)
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
Source: Cloudminder

 

That Brookings report got so much coverage by supposedly center right and left political pundits--, but this report with findings that challenge those earlier claims gets little coverage, but surprisingly here it is in CHE:"Only 1 Percent of Students Would Consider Disrupting Speakers Violently, Survey Finds"http://www.chronicle.com/article/Only-1-Percent-of-Students/241426?cid=wcontentlist_hp_latestOnly 1 Percent of Students Would Consider Disrupting Speakers Violently, Survey Finds The results of a new survey suggest that very few students would consider resorting to violence to stop a controversial speaker.It can be difficult to cut through the noise on campus free speech, an issue that arouses strong — and sometimes poorly (Read more...)
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
Source: Cloudminder

 

POSTED BY HANK REICHMAN Joan W. Scott, Professor Emerita at the Institute for Advanced Study and former chair and current member of the AAUP's Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure, and Christopher Newfield, Professor of English at the University of California at Santa Barbara, member of the Academe magazine advisory board, and author of The… (Read more...)
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
Source: Academe Blog

 

White supremacist speaker arrives at university, facing protests outside and attempts to shout him down inside. (Read more...)
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
Source: Inside Higher Ed News

 

An Income Cap to Restrict Pell Grant Eligibility Would Punish Students with True Financial Need Submitted by Lindsay Ahlman on October 19, 2017Unlike its House counterpart, the Senate's 2018 budget resolution expected to pass tonight or tomorrow does not detail cuts to student loans and Pell Grants. However, it proposes overall spending levels that would require similar if not exactly the same cuts to student aid proposed in the House's budget resolution that passed in early October. We've previously called attention to these proposals, including the elimination of all mandatory funding for Pell Grants. Today we focus on another (Read more...)
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
Source: TICAS