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Colleges and Companies Move to Incentivize Women to Enter Coding Fields

Colleges and Companies Move to Incentivize Women to Enter Coding Fields

An increasing number of universities are ramping up their recruiting efforts for women coders, the New York Times reported. It’s common knowledge that women are underrepresented in the computer sciences. However, according to recent data from the National Center for Women & Information Technology, that trend isn’t getting any better; in fact, it’s getting worse.


U.S. Not Up to Par in Global Research Collaboration

U.S. Not Up to Par in Global Research Collaboration

U.S. university based research offices are being hampered by their isolation de facto, higher-education observers say. According to the National Science Foundation, in an increasingly globalized research climate, nearly one in four research papers are written by multiple authors in different countries. Such is not the case with research institutions in the U.S., according to Karen A.


U.S. Shifts Student Exchange Program Funding to Align with Policy Goals

U.S. Shifts Student Exchange Program Funding to Align with Policy Goals

As the U.S. moves to align the funding of some of the State Department-run student exchange programs with diplomatic policy, other well-known programs may see funding cuts. Among the most notable programs seeing funding cuts is the Fulbright Program. Under the President’s proposed 2015 budget, student exchange programs like Young African Leaders Initiative — and similar


GRE Holds Back Women, Minorities, Says USF Professor

GRE Holds Back Women, Minorities, Says USF Professor

Graduate schools should reduce their reliance on popular standardized tests when considering which students to admit, a professor from the University of South Florida argues. The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is a standardize test required by nearly every non-specialized graduate school (specialized schools often have their own exams; business schools have the GMAT, for example). 

 

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