Minnesota State University – Moorhead officials are taking issue with a Slate article that says the campus, as well as University of the District of Columbia, are gutting academics to solve budget problems: Soon these regional public universities may have no departments of English, physics, or history—nor a host of other programs often associated with Read more

I have Herzing’s reaction below: This announcement just in from the Minnesota Attorney General’s office: MINNESOTA ATTORNEY GENERAL AND HERZING UNIVERSITY REACH SETTLEMENT OVER LACK OF ACCREDITATION OF MEDICAL ASSISTANT ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAM             Attorney General Lori Swanson and Herzing University, a for-profit college based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, entered into a settlement today arising out Read more

Unusual college essay questions for 2013-14  Even many of the hundreds of schools that accept the online Common Application still require supplemental writing samples. Most of the essay prompts are predictable — but not all. (The Washington Post) United Arab Emirates Looks to Vocational Education The United Arab Emirates is expanding vocational and technical training in Read more

Got this late yesterday from Minneapolis Community and Technical College. It’s in response to news-media attention over a confrontation during a class discussion of structural racism. The gist:  At MCTC, we believe it is essential for our faculty to actively engage students in respectful discussions in the classroom regardless of topic and to create an Read more

University of Minnesota students say they’re unnerved by a recent rash of crimes — especially a sexual assault Sunday in which the man appears to have posed as a uniformed officer. The early-morning assault prompted the third crime alert for the university community since the attempted daylight robbery of a student in Anderson Hall on Read more

Survey suggests MOOCs are failing to educate the poor Massive open online courses (MOOCs) may not be reaching the poor, but instead be catering to the rich and well-educated in developing nations, research shows. (SciDevNet) Depressed Family Income Spells Trouble For Colleges, Moody’s Warns More than 40 percent of U.S. public universities and nonprofit colleges face lower Read more

A classroom confrontation between a black Minneapolis Community and Technical College English instructor and three white male students has reportedly resulted in a reprimand for the teacher. According to a news video by City College News, 38-year-old Shannon Gibney was leading a class discussion about structural racism during her Intro to Mass Communication course when Read more