Happy Friday the 13th! Fun fact for the day, those who have a fear of Friday the 13th suffer from paraskevidekatriaphobia. This week’s articles focus on students and recent doctoral graduates.
Moving Past Checking the Box (Inside Higher Ed) The U.S. Department of Education released a report, “Beyond the Box”, which provides evidence that supports re-examining the inclusion of criminal and disciplinary questions as a part of the college application process.
Student-Loan Interest Rates Will Drop Again in 2016-17 (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
On Wednesday student-loan interest rates dropped for 2016-17.
Lawmaker With the Idea Higher Ed Leaders Hate (Inside Higher Ed)
Representative Tom Reed is drafting legislation that would require colleges and universities with endowments of more than $1 billion to turn 25% of the amount earned into grants to cover student costs.
Student Activists Tell Colleges: To Improve Racial Climate, Look Hard at Tenure (The Chronicle of Higher Education) (Subscription Required)
Recent student protests have linked poor racial climate to a lack of tenured minority professors.
Big Pay Differences Among New Male, Female Ph.D.s (Inside Higher Ed)
Females who earn science and engineering PhDs earn 31% less than their male counterpart.