Higher Education News From Around The Web

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

Michigan State plans to bar them from dormitory room doors, in attempt to limit bullying. (Read more...)
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: Inside Higher Ed News

 

Ferris State University is starting an associate in applied science in information security and intelligence, (Read more...)
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: Inside Higher Ed News

 

New survey of community college students reveals financial insecurity, including rising housing, food, transportation and child care costs can keep them from completing. (Read more...)
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: Inside Higher Ed News

 

Administrators who promote global agendas for colleges consider the newly politicized nature of their work. (Read more...)
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: Inside Higher Ed News

 

At colleges proud of attracting students who want a broad-based, non-vocational education, numbers of majors in arts and humanities are falling. (Read more...)
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: Inside Higher Ed News

 

A new book argues that the NCAA "has lost its way in the governance of intercollegiate athletics" and that the association is incapable of achieving reform. (Read more...)
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: Inside Higher Ed News

 

Our previous post indicated UCLA had found itself on one list. But it was MIA on the list below:A Message to the PresidentThe following letter by forty-eight US university presidents and chancellors was sent to President Trump on February 2, 2017.President Donald J. TrumpThe White HouseUnited States of AmericaDear President Trump:We write as presidents of leading American colleges and universities to urge you to rectify or rescind the recent executive order closing our country's borders to immigrants and others from seven majority-Muslim countries and to refugees from throughout the world. If left in place, the order threatens both American higher (Read more...)
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: UCLA Faculty Association

 

Unfortunately, it's a list of universities that were hacked by a Russian intruder nicknamed Rasputin:https://www.recordedfuture.com/recent-rasputin-activity/andhttps://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2017/02/20/universities-breached-russian-hacker (Read more...)
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: UCLA Faculty Association

 

With the state budget slowly taking shape and two campuses (likely) nearing official announcements concerning their next leaders, it was a slow news week for UC. The big headline concerned a patent fight between Berkeley and MIT/Harvard. Despite an upbeat press release from Berkeley, most media outlets are portraying the decision as a win for the east coast universities. The most likely outcome moving forward is that Berkeley's claim to CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology will be shared with the two private institutions. Also, the LAO offered its analysis of higher education funding to the Legislature, suggesting that “UC's Academic Excellence initiative (Read more...)
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: Our University

 

Happy Presidents' Day!There have been concerns about pressures under the new regime that could arise to manipulate data for policy objectives, i.e., to make things look better or worse, depending on someone's desire. Federal data of all types are used for research purposes and to track trends. It goes without saying that manipulation is a Bad Thing.Report: Trump administration eyes changes to trade deficit calculationsBy Evelyn Rupert - 02/19/17 The HillThe Trump administration is considering changing how U.S. trade deficits are calculated, a move that would make the deficit look larger on paper, the Wall Street Journal reported.People involved (Read more...)
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: UCLA Faculty Association