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Paul Smith's chooses new leader

July 29, 2014

Dr. Cathy Dove, vice president of Cornell NYC Tech, has been chosen as the 10th president — and first woman — to lead Paul Smith’s College. The college’s Board of Trustees began the search last summer when Dr. John Mills announced his plan to retire.

Oculus Rift lets students take virtual tours of 5 colleges

July 28, 2014

The Facebook-owned Oculus Rift has excited the video game world, but an online company that specializes in college tours is demonstrating the wider potential of immersive virtual reality. YouVisit of New York has designed Oculus Rift tours of five colleges, including Yale University.

Looking Ahead at Spelman

July 28, 2014

Beverly Daniel Tatum, president of Spelman College since 2002, recently announced that she will retire in June. During her presidency, she has been a strong advocate for historically black and women's colleges, while continuing to speak out about the state of race relations in America. Her 1997 book Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? is widely read in high schools and colleges -- and Tatum is planning to return to that subject after she leaves the president's position.

AICUP Awards Commonwealth Good Citizen Scholarship to Health Care Management Undergrad

July 25, 2014

A Misericordia University senior health care management major has been awarded one of nine Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP) Foundation Commonwealth Good Citizen Scholarships for her commitment to education and to community service.

Roosevelt University's 32-Story Campus Gives New Meaning to Higher Education

July 25, 2014

Faceted with sky-blue windows, the rippling curvature of Roosevelt University’s 32-story Wabash Building acts as its own reflection against the nearby waves of Lake Michigan, an elegant yet unmistakably modern embellishment to Chicago’s historic downtown “Loop.”  Besides acting as a showy centerpiece of the university’s collection of metropolitan academic buildings, the $123 million Wabash Building is an important statement about the growth strategy of urban universities such as Roosevelt — upward, not outward.

Antioch U. Seattle Adjuncts Vote to Unionize

July 24, 2014

Non-tenure-track faculty members at Antioch University’s Seattle campus have voted overwhelmingly in favor of forming a union affiliated with the Service Employees International Union. The news came on the heels of decisive defeat of a proposed SEIU union at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis earlier this week.

College Application SSNs Expose Security Risk

July 24, 2014

Applying for college involves a mountain of data -- GPAs, ACTs, SATs, essays, the list goes on. But NBC 5 Investigates found there are nine numbers students are routinely asked for that they do not have to offer up during the preliminary admissions process, and some experts say they should refuse to include -- their Social Security Number.

Adjunct Instructors at University of St. Thomas Reject Union

July 23, 2014

A campaign to organize adjunct faculty has run aground at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, where independent instructors voted against forming a union after a hotly contested union election. The results dealt a setback to organizers of Adjunct Action, an offshoot of the Service Employees International Union, who had hoped to build momentum for a statewide effort to improve pay and benefits for part-time instructors.

Judge: Students, Staff Can Oppose Corcoran Merger

July 22, 2014

Nine current students, faculty and staff members can argue against the proposed merger of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, one of the nation's oldest museums, and its college with George Washington University and the National Gallery of Art, a judge ruled Monday.

With Scrim and Rolling Desks, a Journalism School Seeks a Tech Edge

July 21, 2014

A little over a century after his death, Joseph Pulitzer still looms large at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. The building that houses the school bears his name. Every year the school announces the Pulitzer Prizes from the World Room, a reference to The World, his New York newspaper.

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