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Postdoc pitching competition funds ‘wild’ research proposals

At a time when budgets are under pressure, a competition in Finland offers an alternative approach to funding research proposals: a €100,000 (£88,000) prize, awarded after competing scholars gave three-minute pitches to entrepreneurs.

California sues Ashford University for ‘preying’ on vets

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against Ashford University, a for-profit chain, and parent company Bridgepoint Education, accusing it of engaging in unlawful marketing, sales and debt collection practices.

Emojis on austerity rules from top anti-graft authority go viral

The top discipline watchdog of the Communist Party of China has launched 16 emojis themed on the eight-point austerity rules, quickly becoming a hit on the internet

Senate Passes Tax Bill With Major Implications for Higher Ed

Legislation would tax largest private college endowments, create new cost burdens for business unrelated to educational mission and could put new strains on state budgets that fund public universities.

Critical consciousness: black female academics tell their stories

At a time when the female voice is being heard speaking out about many forms of abuse, Deborah Gabriel insists that the experiences of black women also need to be given a platform.

Dow, University of Michigan on driving sustainability education

Sustainability leaders of tomorrow must navigate complex systems and collaborate across disciplines to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Are we as a society prepared?