Higher Education (College)

6:15am

Mon September 23, 2013

2:27am

Wed September 18, 2013
Race

University Of Alabama Moves To Integrate Greek System

Originally published on Wed September 18, 2013 6:48 pm

Judy Bonner, the University of Alabama's new president, when the school's championship football team visited the White House on April 19, 2012.
Mike Theiler UPI /Landov

Students at the University of Alabama and community leaders are reacting to allegations that white sororities denied access to black women because of their race.

The student newspaper in Tuscaloosa, the Crimson White, ran a story that quotes sorority members who say they wanted to recruit at least two black candidates but the students' names were removed before members could vote on them.

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3:59pm

Wed September 11, 2013
All Tech Considered

Army Looks To Schools To Find The Next Cyberwarriors

Originally published on Wed September 11, 2013 4:50 pm

Security experts say the U.S. is ill-prepared to respond to cyberthreats. A new high school curriculum in Alabama aims to attract more young people to the field.
iStockphoto.com

You can literally see rockets when you drive into Huntsville, Ala., also known as the "Rocket City." NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center is here, along with scores of aerospace and defense contractors. The city also has one of the largest fully digital school districts: 24,000 Huntsville City Schools students use laptops or tablets instead of textbooks.

All of this partly explains the new cybersecurity class at Grissom High School. Huntsville City Schools and U.S. Army Cyber Command are developing the curriculum, which will eventually begin in middle school.

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5:23am

Wed September 11, 2013
Planet Money

Why Women (Like Me) Choose Lower-Paying Jobs

Originally published on Wed September 11, 2013 9:01 am

Share of women in most lucrative majors
Quoctrung Bui/NPR Anthony Carnevale

The other day, I was interviewing an economist who studies the effect college majors have on peoples' income. He was telling me that women often make decisions that lead them to earn less than they otherwise might.

Women are overrepresented among majors that don't pay very well (psychology, art, comparative literature), and underrepresented in lots of lucrative majors (most fields in engineering).

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9:39am

Tue September 10, 2013
Education

New Survey Gives U.S., U.K. Universities Top Rankings

Originally published on Tue September 10, 2013 3:12 pm

Harvard Square, a large triangular area located in the heart of Cambridge and adjacent to Harvard University and near MIT University — two of the world's top-ranked institutions of higher learning.
Darren McCollester Getty Images

A new ranking of the world's 800 best universities has U.S. institutions dominating the Top 10, with MIT and Harvard ranking first and second, respectively.

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