The new film The Hunting Ground looks at the so-called rape epidemic on college campuses, and how colleges contribute to the issue by deliberately silencing victims, overturning the convictions of rapists, and erasing the truth about how often assaults happen.
Days after announcing it would ban Iranian international students from certain graduate degree courses, the University of Massachusetts Amherst has reversed its policy, saying it will accept them into science and engineering programs.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst has banned Iranian international students from enrolling in certain graduate programs, including engineering and natural sciences. UMass says its policy is dictated by U.S. sanctions against Iran, citing a federal law - the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012. Still, some academics argue the policy goes too far and the university may be discriminating against Iranians.
These seemingly never-ending snow days are taking away valuable time from all students. But in excess they are most harmful to low-income students and their families, who education experts say are already more likely to be behind academically and rely more on the social services public schools provide.
The U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says the nation needs the support of Congress to be able to make community college accessible to everyone, giving all students, young and old, an opportunity to become part of the middle class.
From UMass Boston to Vermont’s Champlain College, institutes of higher education are trying to boost the number of graduates in a field that barely existed ten years ago: cyber security. And colleges and universities are scrambling to keep up with increased cyber security threats.
For nearly six years, Andrew Card had a desk just outside the Oval Office. Today, the man who served as chief of staff under President George W. Bush is going back to college, as the fifth president of Franklin Pierce University.
Ahead of his State of the Union address, President Obama was in Knoxville, Tennessee, Friday where he proposed making community college tuition-free for millions of students who keep their grades up.
Obama first announced his plan Thursday evening aboard Air Force One in a video posted exclusively to the social networks Facebook and Vine.
The burn-out rate for teachers in this country is high, nearly half leave the profession within five years. That doesn't come without consequences, American schools are falling behind. On Campus takes a look at what it would take to better prepare teachers, beginning in an unlikely place.