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Justice Department starts investigation of early-decision admissions

Focus appears to be how some colleges share information about those admitted early. Common App asks applicants to consent to the practice.

The Justice Department has started an investigation into whether some colleges’ early-decision admissions programs violate federal antitrust laws through agreements among institutions or through the sharing of information about accepted applicants. 8 more words

Higher Education

Arner Interviewed about Class and Academic Hiring in IHE

Lynn Arner, a WCSA member and Associate Professor in the Department of English at Brock University, was interviewed by James M. Van Wyck about her work studying how class backgrounds and gender shape the careers of English professors. 41 more words

Bipartisan Legislation Tackles Student Loan Defaults

A bipartisan group of House and Senate lawmakers introduced legislation Thursday to address student loan defaults by steering delinquent and defaulted borrowers toward income-driven repayment programs and reducing other paperwork barriers to student loan relief. 55 more words

Inside the Ivory Tower, Where the Wild Things Are

Fess up. Just like me, you’ve been spending lazy summer afternoons pondering the question of the moment: why can’t higher education get no respect? Put another way, why have U.S. 942 more words

Higher Education

A Call For Campus Safe Walks To Protect Victims Of Stalking

The following blog post, by Dr. Meghan Krausch (bio at the end), is only being published on our site, ConditionallyAccepted.com rather than on our career advice column… 1,327 more words

Health And Self-Care

Language Learning and National Security

Language Learning and National Security

An op-ed in Inside Higher Ed by Ambassador Karl Eikenberry, drafted as part of the campaign to support America’s Languages… 11 more words

American Academy Of Arts And Sciences

Under mob control: Evergreen College

Yesterday we started to discuss one of the latest outrageous campus episodes, this one at hippie-dippy Evergreen State College in Oregon. Bret Weinstein – a bio prof at Evergreen who describes himself as a leftist who supported Bernie Sanders’s candidacy for presidency – ended up in the crosshairs of enraged students for standing up to a demand that white students and faculty members stay off campus on a so-called “Day of Absence.” In Weinstein’s view, their demand represented “a show of force and an act of oppression” – language one might expect a platoon of spoiled, angry contemporary college kids, marinated in the ideology of oppression and power, to understand. 463 more words

Academia