Higher Education News From Around The Web

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

The president of Cleveland State University has been harshly criticized for defending free expression without speaking out against a flier that called for gay people to kill themselves. (Read more...)
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
Source: Inside Higher Ed News

 

As people wonder how it would work, a campus run jointly by French, Swiss and German universities offers insights. (Read more...)
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
Source: Inside Higher Ed News

 

Some of the technology institute's graduates can now choose to receive secure virtual credentials protected by block-chain technology. (Read more...)
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
Source: Inside Higher Ed News

 

New questions are being raised at Kennesaw State after local politicians boasted about influencing the president's decision on how to respond to a racial protest movement. (Read more...)
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
Source: Inside Higher Ed News

 

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH What follows is taken from an article written by Lynh Bui for the Washington Post: A white University of Maryland student accused of fatally stabbing a black student who was visiting the campus has been charged with a hate crime after authorities reviewed his phone and social media activity, prosecutors said.… (Read more...)
Wed, Oct 18, 2017
Source: Academe Blog

 

Title IX , looming Tuition Increases, DACA, UC and Cal Budget, Dirks and Christ, and Free Speech in this lengthy transcript interview of pres Napolitano - the article buried in the Daily Cal Opinion section:Transcript: Napolitano talks DACA, sexual harassment and tuitionhttp://www.dailycal.org/2017/10/13/transcript-napolitano-talks-daca-sexual-harassment-tuition/____Compare, contrast, attempt to reconcile the above with this other Higher Ed news where we are reminded the governor appoints UC Regents-- and now will he says he will appoint "knowledgeable people" for this:" I intend to convene a group of knowledgeable persons who can help us chart the way forward."In: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2017/10/16/california-gov-jerry-brown-vetoes-proposal-to-codify-federal-regulations-on-campus-sexual-harassment/?utm_term=.f1b4eae40ae1Right leaning publications are spinning Brown's veto (Read more...)
Wed, Oct 18, 2017
Source: Cloudminder

 

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH Opponent Testimony for H.B. 66 Submitted By Dr. Amy Thompson, Professor of Public Health Chairman Duffy, Vice Chairman Antani, Ranking Member Sweeney, Members of the House Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee, my name is Dr. Amy Thompson. For identification purposes, I am a tenured Professor of Public Health and the… (Read more...)
Wed, Oct 18, 2017
Source: Academe Blog

 

Assembly Bill No. 1674CHAPTER 803An act to add Section 68052.1 to the Education Code, relating to the University of California.Approved by Governor October 14, 2017. Filed with Secretary of State October 14, 2017.LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGESTAB 1674, Grayson. University of California: nonresident student enrollment.Existing law expresses the intent of the Legislature that the University of California establish nonresident student tuition policies that are consistent with their resident student fee policies. The provisions are applicable to the University of California only if the Regents of the University of California act, by resolution, to make them applicable.This bill would request the (Read more...)
Wed, Oct 18, 2017
Source: UCLA Faculty Association

 

How the University of California Is Fighting Proxy Patent Battle for Expensive Cancer Drug in IndiaAnoo Bhuyan, Oct. 17, 2017, The WireUCLA appears to be representing the pharmaceutical companies Pfizer, Medivation and Astellas in its battle. They aren't telling the Delhi high court this, but they do talk about it in other documents. New Delhi: Xtandi is a life-prolonging cancer drug and sells at about Rs 2.7 lakh for a month's course in India – that's for four tablets daily. It works for patients with stage-four prostate cancer who have exhausted their drug options and also cannot be treated with (Read more...)
Wed, Oct 18, 2017
Source: UCLA Faculty Association

 

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH If you receive any entertainment newsletters in your daily e-mail, you have probably seen those articles that ask you which character in a particular film franchise or television series you most resemble. Education Dive has come up with a weird variation on that sort of article—a quiz that allows you to… (Read more...)
Wed, Oct 18, 2017
Source: Academe Blog