Education News from NY Times
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Facing increasing criticism for its plan to honor Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a women’s rights advocate who has called Islam a “nihilistic cult of death,” Brandeis University decided against awarding the degree.
Seventeen students were admitted after participating in an experiment that invited prospective freshmen to compose essays on scholarly topics instead of submitting traditional applications.
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Any family who has weathered a severe storm knows it’s easier if you’re prepared. But I admit it—we’re not. No stockpile of water, no emergency plan. Are you?
Deluged by more applications than ever, the most selective colleges are rejecting legions of students they once would have accepted.
I felt proud of the way I’d navigated through the Manhattan preschool maze we’d chosen — until my friend Jamie one-upped me, as I thought she had a hundred times before.
Do you think capital punishment is “cruel and unusual punishment” and therefore prohibited by the Constitution? Or, do you think the death penalty serves a purpose, like deterring crime, providing relief for victims’ families or imparting “real justice?”
Are parents raising children in extreme circumstances, like on a sailboat crossing the Pacific Ocean, bringing children into their chosen way of life or selfishly exposing them to unnecessary risk?
Professors are capitalizing on what computers can’t do — like take walks, serve pizza, chase tornadoes and teach through experience.
For university presidents like Susan Herbst, the Final Four offers a rare opportunity for an extended bonding session with key supporters who are basking in the glow of big-time sports success.
The awards to 24 recipients are intended to finance partnerships of local education agencies and employers.
A title-winning game, a Supreme Court ruling, a retirement announcement and an anniversary: How many of the 10 questions in this week’s news quiz can you answer correctly?
Edward Blum, the force behind a case limiting the use of race in admissions, is seeking plaintiffs for further suits against universities that he says have resisted the decision.
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