Friday, December 12, 2008

Academic Micro-Round Up

A few little blips in the world of academe:

  • Harvard University's endowment, the largest of any university, has lost 22% of its value in the past year — or approximately $8 billion. From Marketwatch via Consumerist.
  • A calculus teacher sold advertising space on tests to pay for photocopies for his class. Chronicle of Higher Education. Also, and perhaps more easily accessible on USAToday via Consumerist.
  • Student employees at California State University called off a threatened strike today after Darrell Steinberg, the new state Senate president pro tem, offered to mediate between the union and the college system. From the LA Times.

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