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Board of Managers decide not to divest

Following two days of meetings and deliberations, the Board of Managers announced that they have reached consensus against divestment from fossil fuels, according to an email sent by Chair of the Board, Gil Kemp, just after 4:00 this afternoon. Kemp cited the Investment Committee’s investment guidelines – established in 1991 after the college divested from… Keep Reading

Tale of administrative bloat does not match up

As undergraduate tuition costs continue to rise and adjunct professors represent a larger portion of college faculties, talk of a problem called “administrative bloat” is increasingly common on college and university campuses across the country. In The Fall of the Faculty, Johns Hopkins Political Science professor Benjamin Ginsberg makes one version of this argument that… Keep Reading

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Admission process discriminatory, some say

A New York Times editorial published last Sunday asserted that college applications that ask about an applicant’s criminal history are unfairly prejudicial in their deterrence of qualified individuals who pose no threat to campus safety. According to the editorial, questions like the Common Application’s question, “Have you ever been adjudicated guilty or convicted of a… Keep Reading

Penn Law School faculty, students clash over adjudication policies

Members of the University of Pennsylvania Law School’s faculty published an open letter criticizing the university’s new processes for investigating and adjudicating sexual assault last week. The 16 Penn faculty members who signed the letter (nearly one-third of the law school’s tenured or tenure-track professors) argue that the new policies are fundamentally unfair to those… Keep Reading

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Bryn Mawr clarifies stance towards trans applicants

The Chair of Bryn Mawr College’s Board of Trustees, Arlene Gibson, announced in a community-wide email two weeks ago that the Board had approved a working group’s recommendation to examine and clarify the college’s stance towards trans, intersex, non-binary, and gender non-conforming applicants. Gibson’s email explained that the Board had approved the working group’s recommendation… Keep Reading

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