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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Apr 30, 2011 Law Students Lose the Grant Game as Schools Win
QUOTE: [grading at many law schools] all but ensures that a certain number of students... lose their scholarships and wind up paying full tuition in their second and third years...
New York Times Jun 21, 2010 In Law Schools, Grades Go Up, Just Like That
QUOTE: the tactic getting the most attention — and the most controversy — is the sudden, deliberate and dubiously effective grade inflation, which had begun even before the legal job market softened.
New York Times May 29, 2009 A Promise to Be Ethical in an Era of Immorality
QUOTE: the issue of ethics and corporate social responsibility has taken on greater urgency among students about to graduate. While this might easily be dismissed as a passing fancy — or simply a defensive reaction to the current business environment — business school professors say that is not the case.
New York Times Jul 18, 2007 On Education: Challenges for Black Colleges’ Brightest in the Lab
QUOTE:[historically black] colleges, even decades after segregation fell, continue to award a disproportionate share of the bachelor’s degrees that black students receive nationwide .... [But] an initiative...started last month with the arrival of five students at Indiana-Purdue in Indianapolis and four at Indiana’s main campus in Bloomington. While the students receive research experience, the two universities get an inside track on recruiting talented blacks for graduate school.
New York Times Oct 26, 2005 Study Finds Doctors Abandoning Poor Nations for Rich Ones
QUOTE: A new study documents for the first time the devastating exodus of doctors from Africa and the Caribbean to the wealthy, English-speaking nations...The study is likely to fuel an already furious debate about the role the developed world is playing in weakening African public health systems...
New York Times Apr 18, 2005 Students paid for tattling on peers
QUOTE: Last month's school shooting in Minnesota has stirred interest in organized "snitch" programs that pay students for telling on classmates who carry guns or drugs or violate school rules.
USA TODAY Apr 17, 2004 Pushing for Union, Columbia Grad Students Are Set to Strike
QUOTE: Graduate teaching assistants at Columbia University said yesterday that they would go on strike Monday morning and remain out until Columbia recognized their right to unionize...
New York Times May 15, 2002 Court Says Law School May Consider Race in Admissions
QUOTE: A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that the Constitution permits colleges and graduate schools to seek a "critical mass" of black and Hispanic students in assembling their entering classes each year, as long as those rough targets do not harden into precise quotas.
New York Times May 01, 2002 Radicals for Responsibility
QUOTE: Social-impact columns may not appear on corporate ledgers any time soon, but the idea of quantifying business responsibility is starting to take hold
Fast Company Aug 21, 2001 Postdoc Trail: Long and Filled with Pitfalls
QUOTE: ...postdocs are starting to organize on dozens of campuses and demanding better conditions, higher pay and benefits like health care and parental leave.
New York Times May 19, 2001 Are Graduate Students Workers?
QUOTE: Unionization will define graduate students even more rigidly as the piecework teachers of undergraduates and will not meaningfully improve their career opportunities.
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