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on May 4, 2010 - 17:28 PM ET

Sixty-six college presidents refused to fill out the US News and World Report’s well-known college ranking survey, which was released May 3. In a letter, they called on fellow college presidents to follow their example. Each year college presidents, provosts and deans of admissions receive the peer assessment survey, which asks them to evaluate the academic standards of 260 higher education institutions across the country on a scale from “distinguished” to “...

on May 4, 2010 - 12:12 PM ET

(Note:  This post is by Nation intern Morgan Ashenfelter who also supplies some of the links for the @MediaFixBlog feed at Twitter.)  ON THURSDAY the Brits vote in their general elections, and most recent polls suggest the Conservatives—with the decline of Prime Minister Gordon Brown—now hold a slim lead. Another indicator: the endorsements made by Britain...

on Apr 14, 2010 - 08:27 AM ET

On April 16 thousands of university and high school students will attend classes without a word. No socializing in hallways or on the quad, no joking in the cafeteria, no participating in classrooms. When asked why they remain silent, their only response will be a card containing an explanation of the Day of Silence.

 

The Day brings attention to the silence endured by lesbian, gay, bisexual and...

LGBT, Student Movements
on Apr 8, 2010 - 13:01 PM ET

Despite several letters and numerous protests requesting dialogue with the school administration, it wasn't until three students duct-taped their mouths and chained themselves to a statue for eight hours that the university finally responded, informing the protesting students by mail that a meeting would indeed be held.

The students were part of a campaign called "...

on Mar 31, 2010 - 11:03 AM ET

Update: On Wednesday, April 8 the University of Kansas's Student Senate voted down a proposed cut to the student newspaper. The Senate approved a measure that would move the $1.70 newspaper portion of the $4 media fee to be included in the Newspaper Readership Program, which would allow for less conflict of interest. Student Body President Mason Heilman, who proposed the cut,...

on Feb 22, 2010 - 10:48 AM ET

The curriculum for education students at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities is undergoing a makeover to improve the content taught to future teachers. One task group's suggestion that students learn "cultural competency" has become controversial locally and nationally, even drawing criticism from Bill O’Reilly.

The recommendation that caught O'Reilly's attention came from the Race,...