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Columbia Settles With Student Cast as a Rapist in Mattress Art Project

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 01:11:48 GMT

Paul Nungesser in 2014. He accused Columbia University of enabling a harassment campaign by a fellow student who had accused him of rape. A university disciplinary panel cleared him in 2013 of responsibility in the case.The man, who was cleared by the university of responsibility in a rape case, said the university enabled his harassment by giving his accuser academic credit for a piece targeting him.


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New York Schools for Off-Track Students May Face Stricter Rules

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 01:01:14 GMT

Mott Haven Community High School in the Bronx is one of 51 city schools for students who have fallen behind in their credits.Under proposed state rules, even schools for struggling students might have to meet a federally mandated graduation rate. That could put them in danger of closing.


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Economic View: Simple Way to Help Low-Income Students: Make Everyone Take SAT or ACT

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 23:35:54 GMT

Requiring the SAT or ACT, and making it free, reduces barriers for disadvantaged students who otherwise would not take the test.


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Transgender Students Turn to Courts as Government Support Erodes

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 16:48:20 GMT

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testifying before Congress in May.A case in point is a Florida student who sued his school board last month after his mother said the federal authorities stopped investigating his complaint.


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California Supreme Court Moves to Make Bar Exam Easier to Pass

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 22:43:21 GMT

The campus of U.C.L.A. is home to a law school, whose graduates could soon find the California bar exam easier to pass.With passage rates for the test sagging, the court has asserted its authority over the exams, traditionally among the toughest in the country.


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DeVos Says She Will Revisit Obama-Era Sexual Assault Policies

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 18:11:59 GMT

After a series of listening sessions about campus sexual violence, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos spoke with the news media in Washington on Thursday.After a “really emotionally draining day“ of meeting with victims and those accused of sexual assault, the education secretary made her first public comments on the issue.


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Campus Rape Policies Get a New Look as the Accused Get DeVos’s Ear

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 17:20:01 GMT

Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, in May. Her agency is re-evaluating the Obama administration’s policies on campus sexual assault.Betsy DeVos’s Education Department is re-evaluating the get-tough policies on campus sexual assault that were enforced by the Obama administration.


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Accusations and Rancor as Elite School’s Leader Departs

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 19:22:53 GMT

Fieldston Lower School, part of the elite Ethical Culture Fieldston School system, in the Bronx.A longtime principal at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School abruptly retired after a battle with the head of the school involving its program dealing with race.


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Long After Protests, Students Shun the University of Missouri

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 01:11:26 GMT

Carlisle Smith, an incoming freshman, during a summer welcome for incoming students at the University of Missouri. Freshman enrollment at the Columbia campus has plummeted by more than 35 percent in the two years since protests in 2015.The college has had to close dorms and cut jobs because of plummeting enrollment, which officials attribute largely to fallout from protests in 2015.


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Pittsburgh Gets a Tech Makeover

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 10:00:25 GMT

The lobby of the Ace Hotel in Pittsburgh’s East Liberty neighborhood. The hotel opened in 2015, taking over a former Y.M.C.A. building, and is within walking distance of Google’s Pittsburgh offices.The city is newly stylish, with hyped restaurants and an Ace hotel, thanks to a steady flow of Carnegie Mellon grads who decided to stay.


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Wm. Theodore de Bary, Renowned Columbia Sinologist, Dies at 97

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:45:10 GMT

Wm. Theodore de Bary in the C.V. Starr East Asian Library at Columbia University. He was an internationally esteemed scholar of China with a bevy of academic awards and honors.Professor de Bary, an authority in particular on Confucius, was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama.


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Harvard’s Graduate Theater Program Halts Admissions for 3 Years

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 01:30:02 GMT

Diane Paulus, the artistic director of the American Repertory Theater, is among the officials who run Harvard’s A.R.T. Institute graduate theater program.A new setback for a school that has ties to the acclaimed American Repertory Theater, but from which students leave with enormous debt.


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As Paperwork Goes Missing, Private Student Loan Debts May Be Wiped Away

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 22:55:29 GMT

A City College of New York graduate last year. At least $5 billion in private student loans are at the heart of a legal dispute.In an echo of the subprime mortgage crisis, one of the largest owners of troubled student loans cannot collect because documents are missing.


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On Campus: Dropping Out of College Into Life

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 19:00:14 GMT

Leaving school after freshman year seemed like the ultimate failure. It ended up being the best thing to happen to my education.


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