Posts Tagged ‘newsworthy’

Sequester Costs NIH $1.7 Billion and 700 Research Grants

Sequester Costs NIH $1.7 Billion and 700 Research Grants

Although the sequester has now been in place for just over three months, the National Institute of Health (NIH), the nation’s foremost biomedical and health-research agency, is now reporting the full effects of the massive spending cuts ordered on March 1st. The NIH and its 27 sub-institutes will see their overrall budget drop from $30.7 ...

Graphic Question on Cambridge Law Exam Shocks Students

Graphic Question on Cambridge Law Exam Shocks Students

Although many would consider taking a law exam to be a fairly monotonous experience, mostly composed of deciphering the legendarily inscrutable jargon of legalese, a question that appeared on a law exam at the University of Cambridge’s Clare College has raised more than a few eyebrows in its description of a violent and sexually explicit ...

College Republican Report Finds That Students Give GOP Low Marks

College Republican Report Finds That Students Give GOP Low Marks

Knowing that last November’s defeat was owed largely due to the youth demographic, the Republican Party and GOP Chairman Reince Priebus have since been scrambling to re-brand their message to young voters. But the College Republican National Committee has released a report on Monday showing that the majority of Millennials not only have political ideals ...

Cooper Union Students Protest Tuition at Commencement

Cooper Union Students Protest Tuition at Commencement

On Wednesday, students at Cooper Union in New York continued their protests of the school’s recent decision to begin charging tuition during the school’s commencement ceremony for graduates, this time under the gaze of the ceremony’s commencement speaker, Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire mayor of New York. Students at Cooper Union have engaged in Occupy Wall ...

Male and Female College Students Lie About Sex, Says Study

Male and Female College Students Lie About Sex, Says Study

While men and women may be more willing to go against traditional cultural norms for gender roles when it comes to everyday life, the same can’t be said of sexual experiences. A new study has shown that although college students of both genders were willing to admit to activities that are considered atypical for their ...

Coursera: 10 Public Universities to Begin Using MOOCs

Coursera: 10 Public Universities to Begin Using MOOCs

Today, Coursera announced that 10 public university systems would be partnering with the Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) provider to help provide online education for millions of college students across the country. While the degree of implementation varies from institution to institution, with some are offering course credit for completion while others will only be using ...

Dean Responsible For Harvard Email Search Resigns Amid Scandal

Dean Responsible For Harvard Email Search Resigns Amid Scandal

Evelynn M. Hammonds, the undergraduate dean of Harvard University responsible for the school’s recent email search scandal, announced Tuesday that she would be resigning her post on July 1st. Hammonds, who has held the position since 2008, said that she would continue to be a part of Harvard’s faculty after taking a sabbatical as a ...