ITT Tech Stops Enrolling New Students

ITT Technical Institute is not enrolling new students, the for-profit’s website announced on Monday.

The halt in enrollment comes days after the Education Department barred ITT Education Services Inc. from enrolling students with federal financial aid, and increased the amount of cash ITT must send the department.

The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The department’s actions reflect a continued crackdown on f0r-profit colleges. Another company, Corinthian Colleges In…


U. of Colorado Pays $40,000 to Settle Gender-Bias Case

The University of Colorado at Boulder paid a former staff member $40,000 to settle a federal gender-discrimination complaint three years ago, The Daily Camera reports.

The staff member, Robin Miglarese, a former associate director of operations in executive education for the university’s Leeds School of Business, filed the complaint in 2013, and the newspaper recently learned of the settlement through documents provided by the university.

Also under the settlement, the Leeds School’s dean, David…


What Are Your Experiences With Cheating?

As higher education is changing to use more online learning, the cheating industry is changing along with it. A recent Chronicle article revealed that the cheating business is expanding its offerings to accommodate online education and growing demand.

While students used to be able to purchase term papers on the internet, now they can hand off responsibility for entire courses.

With a wide array of services to choose from, there are more opportunities than ever for students to cheat, and we want…


Ithaca College Student Is Fatally Stabbed on Cornell’s Campus

A student at Ithaca College died of stab wounds early Sunday after being injured in a large fight that took place on the campus of Cornell University, according to police reports and statements from the two colleges.

Officers with the City of Ithaca Police Department arrived at the scene shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday and found two men suffering from stab wounds, the department said in a news release. Both men were taken to hospitals, where one was later pronounced dead. The second victim, also an…


Federal Judge Blocks U. of North Carolina From Enforcing ‘Bathroom Bill’

A federal judge has barred the University of North Carolina from enforcing House Bill 2, the state law that requires people in public buildings to use bathrooms that correspond to the sex listed on their birth certificates, BuzzFeed reported on Friday.

Judge Thomas D. Schroeder of the U.S. District Court in Winston-Salem, N.C., said that he had barred the university from enforcing the rule after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld the Obama administration’s interpretation of …


Have You Used Trigger Warnings in the Classroom?

A letter to incoming students at the University of Chicago, and its open opposition to trigger warnings and safe spaces, has touched off a debate about the effects of — and rationale for — those practices in the classroom. The controversy has, among other things, prompted supporters of trigger warnings to openly advocate for their value in the classroom.

One instructor, Erika D. Price, wrote in a post on Medium that trigger warnings are a critical tool to protect students who have faced traumati…


Berkeley Suspends Its ‘Global Campus’ Because of Budget Deficit

The University of California at Berkeley has indefinitely suspended its proposed “global campus” because of its budget deficit, the East Bay Times reported on Friday, even though the Berkeley chancellor said earlier this year that the project would be off-limits to budget cuts.

The chancellor, Nicholas B. Dirks, said in an open letter to the campus in February that although Berkeley was considering cuts to close a $150-million deficit, the planned global campus would be “entirely supported by …


U. of Chicago’s Condemning of Safe Spaces and Trigger Warnings Reignites Debate

A letter to incoming freshmen at the University of Chicago has reignited a debate over political correctness, the perceived coddling of college students, and academic freedom.

The letter, signed by John Ellison, the dean of students, states that the university does “not support so-called ‘trigger warnings,’” nor does it cancel controversial campus speakers or “condone the creation of intellectual ‘safe spaces’ where individuals can retreat from ideas and perspectives at odds with their own.”



Education Dept. Cuts Off Federal Aid to New Students at For-Profit ITT

The U.S. Department of Education is barring ITT Educational Services Inc. from enrolling new students with federal financial aid, the department announced in a news release on Thursday. The department is also increasing the amount of cash ITT must send the department from just under $100 million to roughly $250 million, among other things.

The department’s move may be its most substantial action against an individual for-profit educator since its heightened scrutiny of Corinthian Colleges caused…


U. of Vermont Cancels Game at Chapel Hill Over ‘Bathroom Bill’

Citing concerns about North Carolina’s controversial “bathroom bill,” the University of Vermont has canceled a scheduled women’s basketball game against the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Burlington Free Press reports.

“We strive very hard to create an inclusive climate for our students and staff in which they all can feel safe, respected, and valued,” the university’s athletic director, Jeff Schulman, said in a written statement. “It would be hard to fulfill these obligations …