A higher standard for higher education in Pennsylvania

In the past 50 years, higher education in Pennsylvania has boldly moved forward to meet the changing needs of students and academic institutions. Beginning in the early 1960s, community colleges and Penn State’s branch campuses were introduced.
In 1966, Pitt and Temple shifted from private status to join Penn State as state-related universities. ...
Mar 23

Fixing ‘the pipeline’: members of the Lehigh community call for diversity among faculty

In her four years studying engineering and international relations, Sanjana Chintalapudi, ‘17, has had three female professors. Only one taught an engineering course.
“If I don’t find people, especially women — forget about them being Indian because that’s even fewer — in the fields I’m pursuing, I’d be scared to pursue that field because I would be standing out,” Chintalapudi said. ...
Mar 13

Faculty diversity initiative guides hiring process

In the midst of faculty hiring season, the University administration is keeping with its recent faculty diversity initiative in the hopes of recruiting a more varied group of new professors.
Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Tamar Gendler said Yale is hoping to bring in between 35 and 50 new faculty members next year, both tenured and tenure-track as well as across all divisions. ...
Mar 8

University of Iowa workers happy with jobs

An annual survey showed that UI employees are generally pleased with their jobs.
By Marissa Payne
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The results of the 2016 Working at Iowa survey revealed that the members of the University of Iowa workforce are, overall, content with their jobs. ...
Mar 2

Harvard’s $36bn endowment to hire external managers

Harvard is laying off half the 230 staff who work on its $36bn endowment and hiring external asset managers instead, in an attempt to reverse a decade of underperformance relative to other Ivy League schools.
Narv Narvekar, who was poached from Columbia University last year to become chief executive of the endowment’s management company, Harvard Management (HMC), said the university was not able to attract the talent or come up with the investing ideas to justify an in-house team of hedge fund-style managers. ...
Mar 1

The Pursuit of Diversity

It is imperative that Harvard hire and tenure more women and scholars of color
By The Crimson Editorial Board
At last Tuesday’s faculty meeting, Dean of Faculty Affairs and Planning Nina Zipser presented on the current composition of the faculty, focusing particularly on trends in the hiring of women and minorities. ...
Feb 23

10 major moments in black history at U.Va.

1. First black student
Gregory H. Swanson, a Martinsville attorney, was the first African-American individual to ever be admitted to U.Va. He matriculated into the Law School Sept. 15, 1950, only after the Board of Visitors heard a federal court order requiring his admission. ...
Feb 20

Baylor Provost Announces Faculty Opportunity Hiring Program

Program will provide another pathway to attract top intellectual talent, increase underrepresented faculty in the STEM fields
WACO, Texas (Jan. 24, 2017) – L. Gregory Jones, executive vice president and provost at Baylor University, has announced a new faculty opportunity hiring program, one of several new initiatives that will deepen and advance the University’s aspirations in Pro Futuris as a pre-eminent Christian research university. ...
Feb 16

H.U. President Offers Strategies At Yale On Minority Teacher Hiring

Offer aspiring teachers scholarship money. After hiring them, match them with veteran-teacher mentors. And treat them with respect.
The nearly four-decade head of an historically Black university offered those tips and others Thursday night to school districts like New Haven that seek to increase the number of Black and Latino teachers in their classrooms. ...
Feb 10

Cyberattack 101: Why Hackers Are Going After Universities

With their vast stores of personal data and expensive research, universities are prime targets for hackers looking to graduate from swiping credit card numbers.
These aren't college kids trying to change their grades. They're potentially "nation-state actors" much like the hackers who have targeted large corporations in the past, said Michael Oppenheim, intelligence operations manager at Internet security firm FireEye. ...
Jan 17