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Richmond Professor, Students Help Get Innocent Man Exonerated

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Mary Kelly Tate A judge recently granted Marvin Grimm a writ of actual innocence that exonerates the Richmond man of murder. The judgment is thanks to the work of University of Richmond law professor Mary Kelly Tate and other justice advocates, including members of her class. Tate, director of the Institute for Actual Innocence, has spent over a decade working to identify and exonerate those wrongfully convicted of crimes.

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Poll Splits on Whether the American Dream is Achievable

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

College graduates have a similar attitude regarding the American dream than those who do not have a degree, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center. A new survey from Pew Research Center reveals that Americans are divided, by age and income, on whether they believe the American dream is possible. The survey noted that a 57% majority of adults with a bachelor’s degree or more education said the American dream remains possible, compared with 50% of those with less education.

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Fry to Become Temple’s 15th President

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

John Fry has been appointed president of Temple University. John Fry “I am deeply humbled by the opportunity to serve as the 15th president of Temple University, a globally recognized, mission-driven R1 university,” said Fry. “I am grateful for the confidence of Chair Mitch Morgan and the Board of Trustees, and particularly honored to succeed President Richard Englert and the late former President JoAnne Epps, both of whom I admire greatly.

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Lawsuit Argues Law School Hiring is Biased Against White Men

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

A lawsuit filed in Federal District Court in Chicago against Northwestern University’s law school claims the school’s hiring practices take away opportunities from better-qualified white men. It alleges the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law gives preference to less-qualified women and applicants of color. The lawsuit — which more broadly, negatively critiques faculty hiring practices at universities in the United States — argues that the law school is in violation of federal law that prohibits

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Can Brain Science Actually Help Make Your Training & Teaching Stick?

Speaker: Andrew Cohen, Founder & CEO of Brainscape

The instructor’s PPT slides are brilliant. You’ve splurged on the expensive interactive courseware. Student engagement is stellar. So… why are half of your students still forgetting everything they learned in just a matter of weeks? It's likely a matter of cognitive science! With so much material to "teach" these days, we often forget to incorporate key proven principles into our curricula — namely active recall, metacognition, spaced repetition, and interleaving practice.