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Student Union VP Owes Electoral Landslide to “Puppy Room” Promise

Student Union VP Owes Electoral Landslide to “Puppy Room” Promise

It’s an undeniable fact: puppies make everything better, and that includes college. So after news broke of a special “puppy room” at Dalhousie University, created to help fight finals jitters in December, Ben Cannon at the University of Calgary saw the promise of making a puppy room at his own college as an opportunity. Cannon promised ...

The Merit Scholarship Problem

The Merit Scholarship Problem

Rankings are a big deal to colleges. By earning a place on a News and World report top 10 colleges list, higher education institutions will have students flock to it from just about every corner of the planet, and thus, an assurance of tuition and financial aid awards for the college’s coffers. But recent times have ...

Best Graduate School Rankings for 2014-2015

Best Graduate School Rankings for 2014-2015

U.S. News & World Report has released its annual lists of best graduate schools featuring a multitude of rankings in various fields to be used for the 2014-2015 school year. Maintained for 20 years now, the rankings provide graduate degree seekers with a peek into the top schools in business, education, engineering, law, and medicine. ...

Harvard Administration Searched Dean’s Emails in Cheating Scandal Investigation

Harvard Administration Searched Dean’s Emails in Cheating Scandal Investigation

The troubles of Harvard University have deepened with the discovery that central administration officials had searched through the email accounts of 16 of the university’s deans during the fall of last year in hopes of uncovering who had been leaking information about Harvard’s cheating scandal, eliciting widespread “shock” and “dismay” from Harvard faculty members and students ...

Nutella Causes Craze at Columbia

Nutella Causes Craze at Columbia

Columbia University‘s recent introduction of Nutella to school dining has proved to be overwhelmingly popular, as students are reportedly consuming up to 100 pounds of the hazelnut chocolate spread per day. Nutella began being offered in Columbia’s dining hall last month after being requested by a student council member. Since that time, students have allegedly ...

U.S. Department of Education to Investigate UNC Sexual Assault Response

U.S. Department of Education to Investigate UNC Sexual Assault Response

As the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill continues to weather criticism regarding the treatment of Landen Gambill, a sexual abuse survivor who now faces expulsion for allegedly “intimidating” her accused abuser by speaking out about her rape, the original complaint she helped file against UNC has now received an official response: an investigation ...

Bill Gates & the “Classroom of the Future”

Bill Gates & the “Classroom of the Future”

As technology continues to change the way people learn on every level of the education spectrum, the best method for implementing new tools for instruction has become a fiercely debated issue. The rise of Massively-Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in particular has become a focal point of discourse, with college administrations adverse to the potential loss ...

Per-Student Spending Drops to 25-Year Low

Per-Student Spending Drops to 25-Year Low

As colleges and universities across the country are tightening their belts in the wake of the sequester, a new report has found that per-student funding at public colleges and universities had already fallen to its lowest level in over 25 years due to state budget cuts, and warns that the American higher-educational system is quickly ...