The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, will use a $23.7 million donation from the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation to hire top research faculty and fund initiatives to boost economic development in the state. Some of the money from the five-year grant will go toward research with commercialization potential that could result in patents for the university, officials say.
Candidates within and outside of academia can highlight their experiences on a resume by using categories instead of a chronological listing, writes David McDonald, associate director of graduate services at Duke University Career Center. Cover letters and teaching statements also can be used as narratives of skills that show a candidate is a good fit for the job, he advises.
Data show a 10-percentage-point boost in the number of college-age students who voted in the midterm elections, compared with the 2014 elections, with about 31% of individuals between ages 18 and 29 who cast ballots. Researchers said young people showed "newfound levels of engagement" in this year's elections.
The most successful MBA graduates are those who make money in their business and make a positive difference in society, says Bill Boulding, dean of Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. Boulding points to alumni who "feel this commitment to their companies in a way that they want to be sure that their customers and their employees live high-quality lives."
The number of college students seeking mental health counseling and medication has increased over the past decade to 34% from 19% and overall diagnoses grew to 36% from 22%, according to data from the American Psychiatric Association. The study also shows that perceived stigma around mental health dropped to 46% from 64% over that same time period.
A report from the US Government Accountability Office finds that students attending high-poverty high schools may not get the coursework they need to get into a four-year college, which may disproportionately affect students of color. Researchers from the National Education Policy Center outlined several steps to close opportunity gaps.
As more states move to legalize either medicinal or recreational use of marijuana, college and university leaders are reviewing campus policies, careful not to violate federal drug laws that could threaten federal financial-aid status. Jason Kilmer, an associate professor at the University of Washington, says it's imperative for leaders to "clarify and clearly communicate campus policies" and consistently enforce them.
The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education will ask state lawmakers for a 13% boost in funding, requesting a total of $878.2 million, with part of the money going to fund salary increases and hire more faculty. Over the past decade, lawmakers have cut funding for state colleges and universities by $274 million or 26%.
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