US News & World Report: U.S. News Considers Evaluating Law School Scholarly Impact

US News & World Report: U.S. News Considers Evaluating Law School Scholarly Impact. “U.S. News & World Report is expanding its Best Law Schools data collection with the goal of creating a new ranking that would evaluate the scholarly impact of law schools across the U.S. The intent is to analyze each law school’s scholarly impact based on a number of accepted indicators that measure its faculty’s productivity and impact using citations, publications and other bibliometric measures.”

EdScoop: Google’s first machine learning program launches at Mills College

EdScoop: Google’s first machine learning program launches at Mills College. “Over the next ten weeks, the Applied Machine Learning Intensive — a boot camp-like course with a project-based curriculum — will expose students to the fundamentals of machine learning and related computer science fields. Twenty students who have been accepted into the course will work with industry experts to understand data and apply it to real-w0rld problems.”

Minnesota Daily: New website simplifies scholarly articles

Minnesota Daily: New website simplifies scholarly articles. “Current and former University of Minnesota students are hoping to create a ‘SparkNotes’ for scholarly articles with a new website. Bibliate is a subscription-based online tool that rehashes and summarizes articles from the subjects of anthropology, biology, history, political science and psychology. Founded by 2018 University alumnus Andrew Swisher, the company launched on Jan. 14 with the help of fellow students.”

Chronicle of Higher Education: How to Get Students to Fill Out the Fafsa? Enlist Instagram Influencers

Chronicle of Higher Education: How to Get Students to Fill Out the Fafsa? Enlist Instagram Influencers. “Instagram influencers, or people who have a bevy of followers and manicured photos on the social-media website, will try to sell you weight-loss tea, prepared-meal kits, or subscription boxes of dog treats. Now, a select few influencers are hawking the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form.”

The Hechinger Report: College spending comes under closer scrutiny

The Hechinger Report: College spending comes under closer scrutiny. “The American Council of Trustees and Alumni on Wednesday launched a site that makes it easy to track how your hard-earned tuition dollars are spent… It’s geared toward college trustees, lawmakers and policy wonks, who can use the site’s data to lobby for or against government spending for higher education or to compare their institution to others. But parents and students can take advantage of it as well. It’s a quick way to figure out not only how much a school costs but also how much of that cost is actually spent on classroom instruction.”

Chronicle of Higher Education: When Online Trolls Show Up in Class, Should Professors Be Able to Ban Them?

Chronicle of Higher Education: When Online Trolls Show Up in Class, Should Professors Be Able to Ban Them?. “Public scholars are well acquainted with online hatred. But professors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are debating what to do when the vitriol ceases to be just virtual and takes a seat in the front row of the classroom.”

Chronicle of Higher Education: Want to Learn How the World Sees Your College? Look on YouTube

Chronicle of Higher Education: Want to Learn How the World Sees Your College? Look on YouTube. “Nicolas Chae has a typical morning routine: He wakes up early, heads to the gym, and then changes clothes for class. But one thing about Chae’s morning routine sets him apart from his fellow sophomores at Princeton University: He carries a camera wherever he goes, gathering footage of his everyday interactions, which he broadcasts to thousands of people many times a month.”