In an interesting twist on the international student story, assistant professor of English Amy Watkin of Concordia College in Moorhead tells The Concordian student paper that the system fails to help foreign students enough to understand American plagiarism and academic integrity standards: ““I’ve found that almost without exception, whatever continent you’re talking about, the students Read more

Minneapolis (#3) and St. Paul (#7) remain unchanged in their Top 10 places of Central Connecticut State University’s list of Most Literate Cities in America. The ranking looks at cities with a population 250,000 or more and considers six indicators of literacy: newspaper circulation, number of bookstores, library resources, periodical publishing resources, educational attainment and Read more

ladybugbkt via Flickr And this has exactly what to do with your research interests? Chronicle of Higher Education blogger “Female Science Professor” talks about how graduate-school applicants need to write more about their scholarly experiences and interests — and can the cutesy stuff: At the risk of sounding like a cranky old science professor, I Read more

Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system announced this morning their two candidates for system chancellor. They named Steven Rosenstone, vice president for scholarly and cultural affairs at the University of Minnesota; and William Sederburg, Utah’s commissioner of higher education. The men were two of four semi-finalists. Trustees said the two others dropped Read more

UC Irvine MLK Day dinner criticized The chicken-and-waffle meal was served on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the first day of UC Irvine’s three-day symposium in honor of the civil rights leader. Student organizations complained that the menu was insensitive. (Los Angeles Times) Federal Official Urges Colleges to Unite in Emphasizing Their Public Value As Read more