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NO SURPRISE: Federal Student Aid, Not Faculty Salaries, Is Primary Driver Of Escalating Tuition….

NO SURPRISE: Federal Student Aid, Not Faculty Salaries, Is Primary Driver Of Escalating Tuition.

Students See Clean Energy in Action on IAP Wind Turbine Tour

On one of the coldest days in January, a group of MIT students and staff boarded a bus to the small peninsula town of Hull, Massachusetts, for an MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) wind turbine tour during the Institute’s Independent Activities Period (IAP). read more

This Jeopardy! Contestant Is Psyched For Thursday

30 minutes agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

I think we’re all in agreement that Kanye West is not actually running for president anytime soon, despite what he may have said at the VMAs. If he does run, however, he has the vote of one eager Jeopardy! contestant. USC student Sam Deutsch, who battled it out on last night’s episode of the long-running […]

Engagement Card Garland

When my fiancé and I got engaged, we received two separate cards from his mother alone, and between all of our assorted relatives, students, and supervisors, we found ourselves surrounded by quite the little collection of congratulatory stationary. I didn’t … read more

Lawsuit accuses Tennessee football players of beating up teammate who helped rape victim

Good morning. This is the Read Option, your daily college football newsletter. Sign up for this in your inbox. A federal lawsuit filed by six Tennessee students accuses five recent or current UT athletes, including multiple football players, of sexual assault. Show More Summary

Wheaton College students, alumni plan solidarity fast

Students at Wheaton College, a private evangelical school in the west suburbs, will kick off a 40-day fast Wednesday, calling on the college and other evangelical Christian institutions to confess and repent sins of racism, sexism and Islamophobia. The demonstration follows news last weekend that...

A look inside Harvard's Undergraduate House libraries

Topic: Academic Libraries Each of Harvard’s 12 undergraduate residential Houses has a library, and despite their rich histories and outward grandeur, these are intimate spaces. Students spend long stretches clicking away on laptops or...Show More Summary

The heroin epidemic – some thoughts

As a medical student and resident, I saw many heroin addicts.  We got used to managing right sided endocarditis and overdoses.  That epidemic diminished greatly until recently.  Susan Collins points out the likely source of the current epidemic – Susan Collins cites possible tie between hospital patient surveys, overprescription of opioids. “In the meantime, however, we […]

Genetically Modified Rice Could Withstand the Ravages of Climate Change

“I’ve never had so many students want to take part in a project,” says Jane Langdale. “They want to save the world.” Langdale, a professor of plant development at the University of Oxford, is part of a team of scientists from 12 universities in eight countries working to develop a new strain of hyperefficient, drought-resistant rice known as C4. Show More Summary

Ex-teacher admits to sex with student in nightclub bathroom

3 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

David Azurmendi, 34, will get 10 years probation in exchange for his guilty plea to third-degree rape, for having sex with a minor, criminal sex act and endangering the welfare of a child.

Why Students Lie, and Why We Fall for It

All kids lie, the writer Maria Konnikova says. It’s a part of growing up, testing limits and adjusting to social expectations and norms.

Four short links: 10 February 2016

Princeton Bitcoin Book (PDF) — The Coursera course accompanying this book had 30,000 students in its first version, and it was a success based on engagement and end-of-course feedback. Large introduction to Bitcoin from Princeton. (via Cory Doctorow) A Quartet …

In Catholic Ireland, Battle Lines Drawn Over Abortion as Election Looms

Very early one morning, six days before Christmas, 19-year-old Siobhan walked through her college campus in the dark on the way to a nearby bus stop. She saw no one until she got to the stop and met an international student she knew....Show More Summary

Terrorists Expanding Recruitment to Include Students, Military, Police

Col.-Gen. Andrei Novikov, the head of the CIS Anti-Terrorist Center said that international terrorists try to recruit the youth, students, military, and members of law enforcement organs in the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

How Institutions of Higher Education Can Address Climate Change

As a mom, and an educator for a university campus with over 35,000 students, I feel strongly that the younger generation should be given the chance to understand climate change as early as possible to help them with consumer choices...

Indenturing Students

Democrats redistribute the incomes of the middle class and poor to themselves and their millions of public sector union members in education and government.

Ex-prep school teacher gets probation for sex with student

7 hours agoNews / Crime : NYPost: Crime

A former teacher from a tony Manhattan prep school took a plea deal Tuesday for having sex with a 16-year-old student in the bathroom of an East Village nightclub. Ex-Léman Manhattan Preparatory School teacher David Azurmendi, 34, pleaded guilty to statutory rape, sexual misconduct and child endangerment in exchange for 10 years’ probation. He’ll also...

President Obama’s Speech at Islamic Center of Baltimore: A Fact Check

Perhaps it’s because he was making faces in Qur’an class instead of paying attention to his teacher. Or maybe he just has a selective memory about what he was taught as a young Muslim student in Indonesia. Whatever the reason, President Barack Obama got a lot of things factually wrong in his 3 February 2016 speech […]

ICE agents won't be going onto Los Angeles public school campuses

9 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Immigration agents won’t be allowed onto the campuses of the Los Angeles Unified School District to look for undocumented students, the school board promised with a unanimous vote Tuesday. The new resolution directs school staff members not to let any federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

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