This week, after a hiatus of about two years, the College of Charleston began to once again practice race-conscious admissions policies. The Charleston Post and Courier reported on Sunday that the college had “quietly” stopping using its race-conscious admissions practices in 2016. The change was so far below the radar that it hadn’t been voted on by the Board of
Dutch students union Lsvb has again sounded the alarm about the way foreign students are being taken advantage of by unscrupulous landlords. ‘They are being exploited by landlords charging high rents and with weird terms and conditions. This can’t go on,’ spokeswoman Geertje Hulzebos told the Parool. ‘This has all been made possible by the shortage of rooms.’ Some 122,000
Last month Randolph College broke the bad news to students: its longstanding equestrian program was headed for the proverbial pasture. The program had met its enrollment goals just twice over the past 11 years, so the Lynchburg, Va., college, founded 127 years ago as Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, would quietly fold it. In an open letter to students, President Bradley W.
Philip Esformes is a Florida business executive facing numerous federal charges of Medicare fraud related to the nursing homes and assisted-living centers he has owned. The case took an unusual turn Thursday when the federal government accused Esformes of bribing a basketball coach at the University of Pennsylvania to help get Esformes’s son admitted to Penn. The indictment says that
The number of international students staying in the U.S. to work through the optional practical training program increased in 2017 but at a lower rate than in recent years, according to a new analysis of government data from the Pew Research Center. The number of international students participating in OPT — which allows international students to stay in the U.S.
Temple University announced on Wednesday that multiple programs in its business school had misreported data to the national rankings powerhouse U.S. News & World Report, widening the falsification charges beyond its online M.B.A. program. The university was already under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education and the Pennsylvania attorney general after it discovered it had submitted false data about
The rankings scandal at Temple University keeps getting worse. This month, after an independent investigation, the university admitted that its Fox School of Business had for several years intentionally submitted false data to boost the rankings of its online M.B.A. program. The falsehoods were about standardized admissions tests, grades of new students, debt of graduates and more. The independent investigation
China could overtake the United States on a key measure of research quality by the mid-2020s, with potentially major implications for worldwide academic collaboration, a new analysis suggests. The analysis of trends in the Scopus database of scholarly research indicates that China’s rapidly improving performance on overall citation impact might see it match the U.S. in as little as seven
Private college closures have risen to a rate of about 11 per year, and the rate at which campuses are shut down is expected to increase in the future, according to a new report published by Moody’s Investors Service Tuesday. The report comes a few years after a notorious prediction the ratings agency made in September 2015 — that closure
Private four-year colleges may be getting real about their institutions’ financial future, to judge by the views of the men and women closest to their balance sheets. Inside Higher Ed’s 2018 Survey of College and University Business Officers finds that just 44 percent of chief financial officers at four-year baccalaureate colleges say they are confident their college will be financially stable