Report: UC pepper spraying could have been prevented The report concludes that UC Davis police failed to use standard procedures in planning for the protest, and recommends a top-to-bottom overhaul of the entire UC police force. (San Francisco Chronicle via University Business) Applicants Should Trust College Student ‘Ambassadors’ Less, Experts Say Applicants may not realize how carefully Read more

Apple, major publishers hit with federal antitrust lawsuit over e-book pricing According to the complaint, filed by the U.S. Department of Justice, at least five publishers—Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Hachette, Penguin and Macmillan—conspired with Apple to fix prices for e-books ahead of the 2010 launch of the iPad tablet and iBookstore, forcing Amazon to raise prices Read more

The ‘Cash Cow’ of U.S. Universities: Professional Certificates Instead of Degrees Responding to demand from more and more students, universities are jumping into the business of providing professional certificates that were once the domain of community colleges and for-profit providers like the University of Phoenix. (Time via University Business) Nearly 900 wrongly told they’re admitted to Read more

FBI: U.S. Colleges Infected by Foreign Spies Hearkening back to Cold War anxieties, growing signs of spying on U.S. universities are alarming national security officials. As schools become more global in their locations and student populations, their culture of openness and international collaboration makes them increasingly vulnerable to theft of research conducted for the government and Read more