New College Grad Takes Job They Don’t Want Every 5 Minutes A recent study, which focused on underemployment among recent college graduates, found about 120,000 of people who last year obtained bachelor’s degrees took jobs in sectors other than those which they most preferred. Very often, that means getting a job in retail or restaurant work, two sectors Read more

Here’s a potential disadvantage of outsourcing a university’s email system: You might not be able to find out quickly whether someone has been deleting tens of thousands of emails to escape open-records laws. That’s apparently the problem over at North Dakota State University. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem is trying to find out whether the university Read more

Late last week I posted about MnSCU officials’ concerns that Metropolitan State University could not handle the demand for four-year degrees all by itself. I asked MnSCU officials: So if Metropolitan State isn’t producing enough, how many more should it be producing? They didn’t have any exact numbers. So far, what they have provided are Read more

Before yesterday’s decision on the Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin race case — in which the person suing, Abigail Fisher, is a white woman — University of Minnesota law professor Michele Goodwin mentioned in the Wisconsin Law Review the role of white women in affirmative action: “(Ever since) Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, individuals Read more

Women underrepresented at academic conferences Study suggests women more likely than men to turn down invitations to speak. (Times Higher Education) US again tops list of higher-ed spenders The US has reclaimed its position as the biggest spender on higher education, as rising fees pushed it clear in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s annual figures. Read more