“Something indeed is seriously amiss in U.S. higher education,” says Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa, authors of the book Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses. Read more
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Top provider of basic research funding to US higher education hopes that a narrower set of evaluation criteria will aid black scientists and better retain expert reviewers Read more
Stanford’s new Doerr School of Sustainability is under fire for accepting money from fossil fuel companies, igniting a debate about the influence of the industry on climate research. Read more
Airline passengers in the European Union (EU) will soon be able to use their phones to full effect in the sky. Read more
The colleges that rank highest for the most transparent merit scholarships provide clear, easily accessible information on the awards and the criteria they use, according to a new analysis. These leading schools also figure merit scholarships into their Net Price Calculator projections. Read more
Texas judge Mark Pittman, who, on November 10, paused the forgiveness program, charging the executive with 'unconstitutionally exercise[ing] ‘legislative powers’ vested in Congress.' Read more
Critics claim victory as assessment of research benefits is handed back to the experts Read more
A former University of California San Diego scholar has gone viral this week due to a TikTok video she posted in which she talked about how to “decolonize a classroom” and how she decolonized her teaching. Read more
Whether Twitter is destined for a fast, slow or no downfall at all remains to be seen. But some in academe aren’t waiting: they are heading for Mastodon or other platforms. Read more
Batteries thrown in household rubbish bins cause about 700 fires every year in dustcarts and waste-processing centres, local authorities say. Read more