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Ashoka University to start first session from August 1

Ashoka University

Ashoka University, India’s first liberal arts university, is all set to start its undergraduate courses from August 1 this year. Ashoka is an independent non-profit private and fully residential campus university established uner the Haryana Private Universities Act. Ashoka offers a four-year undergraduate programme where students can chose an area of specialisation from a list of pure majors (such as ... Read More »

17-year-old is accepted by all 8 Ivy League Universities

Kwasi Enin

He has an academic test score that puts him in the top one per cent of students, competes as a shot putter for his school athletics team and even plays the viola in the orchestra, so it likely came as little surprise to his teachers and family that Kwasi Enin would be accepted by an Ivy League college. What might ... Read More »

Area universities poised to raise tuition rates

University of Pennsylvania

Despite President Obama’s focus on the soaring costs of a college education, area universities are poised to raise their prices again in excess of the core rate of inflation. Costs at the University of Pennsylvania in 2014-15 will exceed $60,000 for the first time under a fee increase announced at the board of trustees meeting on Thursday. That’s a 3.9 ... Read More »

Ivy League law dean named new president of Tulane University

Michael A. Fitts

By Mike Strecker Michael A. Fitts, dean and Bernard G. Segal Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania, has been named the 15th president of Tulane University. Fitts will begin his term on July 1, when current President Scott Cowen retires after 16 years of service. “After an exhaustive national search, which attracted many incredibly talented candidates, we found ... Read More »

A new university bets on a hybrid online-learning model

Massive open online courses

BY SARAH MCBRIDE Offering a twist on the learn-from-anywhere convenience of Internet classes, a new university is asking freshmen to take a large leap of faith. Minerva Schools of KGI, a radically experimental university in San Francisco, is sifting through applications for its first class, starting this fall. The school is an alliance between Minerva Project, a venture-backed for-profit company, ... Read More »

US schools vie for partners in China

Indiana University Bloomington

US universities are seeking out partnerships in China, hoping to broaden their international reach and provide academic and research opportunities for students and faculty, as two campus presidents’ trips to China show. The University of Pennsylvania “is deeply committed to its engagement in China”, said Amy Gutmann, president of the Ivy League school in Philadelphia, who hosted a Penn alumni ... Read More »

Anandalingam named new Dean of Imperial College Business School

G. 'Anand' Anandalingam

Professor G. ‘Anand’ Anandalingam, an expert in electronic markets and telecommunications networks, has been appointed Dean of Imperial College Business School and Professor of Management Science following an international search. He succeeds Professor Dorothy Griffiths OBE, who has served as Dean of the School since February 2012 following Professor David Begg’s retirement. Currently Dean of the Robert H. Smith School ... Read More »

OSU ranked in green universities

Oklahoma State University

Oklahoma State University’s (OSU) use of wind power ranks it the fifth highest college green power purchaser in the country, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s top 20 colleges and universities list. The school receives an annual 110,000,000 kilowatt-hours, or kWh, of green power, according to the list. The power comes from the Cowboy wind farm in Blackwell, said ... Read More »

Arizona universities looking at free online courses to complement traditional offerings

Michael Hwan didn’t have to pay for the Stanford University computer science course he took online. The class on gamification – applying game techniques beyond games – from the University of Pennsylvania was also free. Hwan earned a psychology degree in 2011 from Arizona State University but was thinking about going back to school. Instead, he signed up for two ... Read More »

Penn hosts undergraduate research symposium

Over 100 students from eight Ivy-plus schools gathered on campus Michelle Len, a junior majoring in computer science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has never ventured out of California or sat on an airplane her entire life. That is, until this morning, when she flew to Philadelphia for the Ivy Plus STEM Symposium. The Ivy Plus STEM Symposium ... Read More »

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