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Despite shutting down operations three times this semester in what has been Boston’s second snowiest season on record, Harvard has remained open more often than some other area schools.
Harvard and MIT face lawsuits for allegedly discriminating against Americans with hearing impairments in their online educational content.
Now that the government’s investigation into Harvard Law School’s compliance with Title IX has concluded, its ongoing probe at the College may focus more specifically on the undergraduate school’s own handling of sexual harassment.
The offer is an effort to incentivize students to take and complete the two online entrepreneurship courses, according to edX spokesperson Nancy Moss.
The system would judge colleges and universities on a number of expected criteria, such as graduation rates, average net price, student loan debt, post-college earnings, and the percentage of students who receive Pell grants.
The Graduate School of Education received a $5 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation that will boost its Doctor of Education Leadership (Ed. L.D.) Program.
The investigation, which was previously unreported, came in response to one of at least 18 Title IX complaints filed against Harvard and reviewed by the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights since 2002.
Princeton has entered a resolution agreement with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights after the office found the university in violation of the federal anti-sex discrimination law Title IX.
The Harvard admissions office is in active discussions with peers about creating a new application platform.
American universities will have to tighten their belts in coming years to survive shortfalls in government funding, said Mark Yudof, a veteran university administrator, at the Graduate School of Education Monday.
Degree holders from for-profit online institutions are 22 percent less likely to receive callbacks when applying for business and health-related jobs, according to a study led by David Deming, an associate professor at the Graduate School of Education.
The Minerva School, an ambitious education project whose founder Ben Nelson described as “the first elite American university to be launched in a century,” opened to students this fall. With an advisory board that includes former Harvard University president Lawrence H. Summers, the school live-streams immersive seminars to students—capped at 19 per class—for $10,000 a year. Instructional methods are based on cognitive learning research conducted by former Harvard Psychology professor Stephen M. Kosslyn, who joins Minerva as Founding Dean. Students live in San Francisco during their first year, then move together to different cities around the world for each of the following six semesters. FM sat down with the Kennedy School’s Paul E. Peterson, Director of the Program on Education Policy and Governance, who analyzed the Minerva program.