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Marine scientists use JeDI to create world’s first global jellyfish database

jellyfish database

An international study, led by the University of Southampton, has led to the creation of the world’s first global database of jellyfish records to map jellyfish populations in the oceans. Scientific and media debate regarding future trends, and subsequent ecological, biogeochemical and societal impacts, of jellyfish and jellyfish blooms in a changing ocean is hampered by a lack of information ... Read More »

NEC president no longer in running at two universities

Guilford College

By ALLIE MORRIS New England College President Michele Perkins is no longer in the running to lead Guilford College in North Carolina or the University of Akron in Ohio and will remain in her leadership role at the Henniker college, according to an NEC spokesperson. Perkins had been one of three finalists in Guilford College’s search for its next president. ... Read More »

Aswani Volety named dean at University of North Carolina

Aswani Volety

Aswani Volety has been selected as the next dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina in Wilmington, it was announced Feb. 18. Volety, who currently serves as interim dean of Florida Gulf Coast University’s College of Arts and Sciences, and as the director of Vester Marine and Environmental Sciences Field Station, will step ... Read More »

North Carolina’s universities lead in affordability

University of North Carolina

Amid all the turmoil of the last several years involving academic scandal and athletics, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has maintained a distinction, a No. 1 ranking, in an area that really matters. The Princeton Review ranks it tops in the country in terms of being a “best value” in education. N.C. State University was fourth, and ... Read More »

Costly universities are failing students

ACTA

President Barack Obama is correct in wanting to make higher education more affordable and accessible, but Americans also would be correct in wondering just what they’re paying for. The need for a better-educated populace is beyond dispute. Without critical-thinking skills and a solid background in history, the arts and sciences, how can a nation hope to govern itself? Answer: Look ... Read More »

Rice University slips from Princeton Review’s Top 10 Best Value list

Rice-University

In the on-again, off-again saga of area colleges and rankings, Rice University has again slipped from Princeton Review’s Top 10 Best Value Colleges for 2014. The list, released Jan. 28, includes 150 higher education institutions, 75 public and 75 private. Only the top 10 in each category are ranked. No Texas school is included among the top 10, either public ... Read More »

University of Maine names new Athletic Director

University of Maine

The University of Maine has named Karlton Creech to replace Steve Abbott as the Director of Athletics, effective February 10. Creech, 41, is currently Senior Associate Director of Athletics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (UNC). Creech was one of three finalists invited to interview on campus by the search committee out of a national pool of 68 ... Read More »

US: UNC System wants to forge stronger ties with Chinese universities

With the Chinese interest in higher education booming – and that country’s economy rapidly maturing into one that not only makes goods but consumes them, too – University of North Carolina system officials say now is the time to develop a comprehensive strategy for forging stronger ties with universities there. A delegation that included UNC system President Tom Ross and ... Read More »

Despite protests, UNC board approves tuition hikes

The University of North Carolina Board of Governors approved a tuition hike, although students made sure their voices were heard in a noisy, confrontational meeting. “The tuition increase that we pass today will not fill the budget hole, but it does provide a short bridge over troubled waters,” said Hannah Gage of the Board of Governors. “We don’t want to ... Read More »

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