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Apr 272015
Now faculty are suing Sweet Briar, too | Washington Post

A group of more than 50 Sweet Briar College faculty members filed a lawsuit Friday hoping to stop the college from firing them and closing. They argued that closure would be a breach of contract, that the financial crisis cited as the reason for closing did not, in fact, exist, and they are seeking more than $40 million in damages for the irreparable harm they claim they would suffer if it did.

Apr 272015
Burdened With Debt, Law School Graduates Struggle in Job Market | New York Times

About 20 percent of law graduates from 2010 are working at jobs that do not require a law license, according to a new study, and only 40 percent are working in law firms, compared with 60 percent from the class a decade earlier. To pay the bills, the 2010 graduates have taken on a variety of jobs, some that do not require admission to the bar; others have struck out on their own with solo practices. Most of the graduates have substantial student debt.

Apr 212015
Economic impact on the half-shell | Jacksonville Daily News

Business owners, local officials, and marine researchers from across the state gathered at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences to outline bivalve strategies for the coastal economy. “It’s about the entire suite of ecosystem services,” said Dr. Andy Keeler, an economics professor at East Carolina University and head of the public policy program at the UNC Coastal Studies Institute.

Apr 212015
Luring Working Executives to M.B.A. Programs | New York Times

The Conshohocken Curve, a bend in Interstate 76 west of Philadelphia, is one of those traffic-report designations with a plethora of nightmare rush-hour delays. Through much of the winter, nearby St. Joseph’s University took advantage of the inevitable delays to place a billboard promoting its executive M.B.A. program along the curve.

Apr 212015
Anxiety in Missoula Over Book About Campus Assaults | The New York Times

All of Missoula is talking about “Missoula,” a new book by Jon Krakauer, whose previous best sellers recounted fatal adventures up Mount Everest and into the Alaskan wilderness. The new book offers a searing view into campus sexual assaults, some by football players from the University of Montana’s beloved Grizzlies, and how victims were treated by the local justice system.