Canadian University Spends 13 Years and $19 Million To Ensure Women Paid Equally

Canadian University Spends 13 Years and $19 Million To Ensure Women Paid Equally

In Februrary, McGill University issued checks to more than 2,100 employees that they considered underpaid due to their gender. The checks covered back pay, some as much as $80,000, according to Sean Cory, president of a union that represents university research employees. This action was part of a large program required by Quebec law to

U.S. Department of Education Releases Annual Report of the Most Expensive Colleges

U.S. Department of Education Releases Annual Report of the Most Expensive Colleges

The U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center (CATC) released its report on the most expensive colleges in the U.S. The list comes out annually and creates a bit of controversy each year. According to CBS, for instance, the list is meant to embarrass expensive schools into lowering their tuition. However, the report


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.


President Obama Signs Training-Focused Jobs Bill

President Obama Signs Training-Focused Jobs Bill

President Obama signed a bill into law last Tuesday to help streamline and improve an antiquated job training infrastructure. The bill, called the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act was created to address the issue of a skills gap being experienced by many companies, despite a trend of overall job growth.  The bill received support from both Democrats

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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